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Gay Kenyans sense they may be on the brink of a historic legal triumph

By Max Bearak and Rael Ombuor for The Washington Post NAIROBI — Faced with police shakedowns and abuse, rejection from religious conservatives and rampant discrimination, Kenyan LGBT rights activists are challenging provisions of this former British colony’s Victorian-era penal code that implicitly outlaw gay sex. In a move that could spawn copycat tactics across Africa […]

Wedding photos of African lesbians in traditional Ghanaian cloth cause uproar

Ismail Akwe — Face2Face Africa Wedding photos of lesbians of African descent have caused an uproar on social media especially from conservative Ghanaians who believe the two women are from their country. One of the photos shows the women wearing traditional Ghanaian cloth called Kente as they share a kiss. Other pictures show one of them in a white […]

Ugandan leader signs harsh anti-gay bill, ignores warning from Obama

The Washington Post – Sudarsan Raghavan In the latest setback for gay people across Africa, Ugandan President Yoweri ­Museveni signed a law Monday that imposes tough penalties for homosexual acts, a move that drew condemnation from around the world and that could jeopardize Uganda’s relationship with the Obama administration and Western donors. Homosexuality was already […]