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New book links U.S. conservatives and African ‘Kill the Gays’ laws

| Sunday, May 25, 2014
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One of the original researchers to expose the ties between U.S. right-wing evangelicals and anti-LGBTQ laws in Uganda and other parts of Africa has released releasing a new book that shows U.S. activists exactly how to stop Americans like Scott Lively and Rick Warren from pushing their hateful beliefs abroad.

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Global LGBT rights: Anti-gay laws, attitudes hold sway in many regions

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
Binsar Bakkara, APA gay rights activist with multicolored paint on her face and matching umbrella participates in a 2012 protest demanding equality for LGBTQ people in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. In heavily Muslim Indonesia, gay sex is not criminalized, and many young, urban Indonesians are relatively tolerant of homosexuality, but most citizens consider it unacceptable.
While gay-rights activists celebrate gains in much of the world, their setbacks have been equally far-flung, and often sweeping in scope. Globally, the contrasts are striking... at least 76 countries retain laws criminalizing gay sex, including five where it's punishable by death.

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Uganda passes tough new law against homosexuality

| Friday, December 20, 2013
Kaytee Riek
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan lawmakers on Friday passed an anti-gay law that punishes "aggravated homosexuality" with life imprisonment.

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Nelson Mandela was a hero to gays, yet anti-LGBT bias still rampant in Africa

| Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, APA flag of the South African gay community sits next to a portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela and other mementos in the Sandton area of Johannesburg, South Africa  on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Africa's gays are looking for their own Nelson Mandela - someone who will rescue them from violence and a raft of laws that criminalize gay sex. In other words, precisely what Mandela could not do, despite his efforts.

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Democratic Republic of Congo to consider banning gay sex

| Sunday, December 15, 2013
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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- A draft bill has been proposed to criminalize gay sex the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Cameroon man sentenced to nine years in prison for same-sex relationship

| Monday, November 25, 2013
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LIMBE, Cameroon -- A Cameroon man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for breaking that nation's laws against homosexuality.

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Senegal judge frees women accused of violating law banning homosexual acts

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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DAKAR, Senegal — A judge in Senegal says there is insufficient evidence to convict four women accused of violating the country's law banning homosexual acts.

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Five women charged under Senegal’s anti-gay law

| Thursday, November 14, 2013
Macky Sall
DAKAR, Senegal -- A prosecutor in Senegal says five women have been charged under the country's anti-gay law that imposes prison sentences of up to five years for homosexual acts.

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Five women arrested under Senegal’s anti-gay law

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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DAKAR, Senegal -- Senegalese police detained five women accused of violating the country's anti-gay law, highlighting increased pressure on suspected lesbians in the deeply conservative West African nation, an activist group said Tuesday.

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In rare move, Uganda president publicly tests for HIV

| Friday, November 8, 2013
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KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's president tested for HIV in public on Friday to encourage millions of untested people to check their status, a critical step to stemming the spread of the virus in the East African country.

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