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One Gay Man Fights Back Against Discrimination – Our Africa Too

ONE of Kenya’s leading literary figures, Binyavanga Wainaina,¬†chose an unlikely way to celebrate his 43rd birthday. He published an essay, “I am a homosexual, Mum”, and then had a “coming out” party with his friends. As well as a hangover the next morning he had also earned recognition as one of the most high-profile, openly […]

A former member of the Swiss Guard, the force responsible for the pope’s safety, alleges that he was solicited for gay sex by cardinals, bishops, priests and other officials in the Vatican several years ago, a report published on Sunday says. The former guard told weekly newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag that he received up to […]

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UK business tycoon Richard Branson has called on companies and tourists to boycott Uganda after its parliament approved a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts. UK business tycoon Richard Branson has called on companies and tourists to boycott Uganda after its parliament approved a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts. It […]

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LUXEMBOURG – Gays and lesbians from nations that have criminalized their sexual orientation can be granted refuge in the European Union, but only if they are demonstratively persecuted, a top EU lawyer said on Thursday. Homosexuality is officially a crime in 38 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Amnesty International human rights organisation. Many […]

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While many countries hotly debate the issue of same-sex marriage, it has been 12 years since its legalisation in the Netherlands. Twelve countries* have followed the Dutch example. Here, euronews takes a look back on the step-by-step process that made the Netherlands the first country in the world to introduce gay marriage, and what the […]

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