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Toya Delazy's 'Forbidden Fruit' Gets 3 Noms at OUT Music Awards

SPECIAL EVENTS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 20
Zulu pop princess Toya Delazy, who took on the anti-gay laws wave in Africa with a daring new music video, was nominated at the 9th OUT Music Awards in 3 categories: Best Alternative Song, Best International Song and Best Single of the year.

Zulu Pop Princess Toya Delazy Takes on Africa's Anti-Gay Laws

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 1
After gaining recognition both sides of the Atlantic, this Zulu royal is pushing boundaries which shows in the album's first single and music video, "Forbidden Fruit," a controversial and daring video.

Chad May Criminalize Gay Sex With New Penal Code

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 22
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
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

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

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 10
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Robbie Corey-Boulet | Sep 9
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

SCIENCE | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 26
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

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

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

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
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.

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