Topics :: Africa

Chad May Criminalize Gay Sex With New Penal Code

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Sep 22, 2014
Lawmakers in the central African country of Chad may criminalize gay sex with a 20-year prison sentence.

Cameroon Man Jailed for Ordering 'Gay' Bailey's Irish Cream

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Sep 15, 2014
A man was arrested in Cameroon after he was caught drinking Bailey's Irish Cream, an Irish whiskey and cream-based liquor that apparently only gays and women imbibe.

IGLTA Meets With Ugandan Tourism Leaders

By EDGE | Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
At the invitation of the Africa Travel Association, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association President/CEO John Tanzella and Past Board Chair Tanya Churchmuch met staff from Uganda Tourism and tourism businesses from Uganda's private sector.

Human Rights Groups Criticize Gambia's Anti-Gay Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
A number of officials from human rights organizations have taken aim at an anti-gay bill passed by Gambia's lawmakers last month and now awaits to be approved by the African country's anti-gay president, Yahya Jammeh.

Gambia Lawmakers Pass Bill to Jail Gays for Life

By Robbie Corey-Boulet | Tuesday Sep 9, 2014
Gambia's National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said Monday, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa's most vocal anti-gay leaders.

Circumcision Doesn't Promote Risky Behavior By African Men

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, found a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

Ugandan Gays Hold Pride Parade

By Rodney Muhumuza | Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Scores of Ugandan homosexuals and their supporters are holding a gay pride parade on a beach in the lakeside town of Entebbe.

Ugandan Lawmakers in Campaign to Revive Anti-Gay Law

Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
A Ugandan lawmaker says he has started a campaign to reintroduce a recently invalided anti-gay measure and have it passed within weeks.

Days After Repeal of Anti-Gay Law, Uganda's President Meets Obamas

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
President Barack Obama and his first Lady Michelle Obama have set LGBT activists in an uproar after meeting with Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni just days after the repeal of the draconian anti-gay law.

To Pitch it or Not To Pitch: 4 Can't-Miss Glamping Experiences

By Daniel Scheffler | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Looking for an extreme vacation? We've picked four "glamping" getaways that can take you as far away as India or Africa while still traveling in style.