Gay Rights in Africa Under Spotlight Again

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights are not recognised throughout most of the continent with homosexuality being outlawed in 38 African countries.

Photo: Irin

Gay rights continues to be a controversial issue.

  • South Africa:  Lesbian Murder Sentence a Message for Africa

    South African Press Association, 1 February 2012

    Human rights activists have welcomed the sentencing of four men who were found guilty of stabbing and stoning a 19-year-old lesbian to death in more »

  • Liberia:  Illegal and Invisible - Sexuality, Identity and LGBT Rights in Liberia

    African Arguments, 31 January 2012

    Clearly, in times of chaos and anarchy, the vulnerable and powerless are always attacked. It's a short step from there during a fragile peace to judgments like: "Who is causing the... read more »

  • Liberia:  Gay Reprisal

    New Democrat, 31 January 2012

    The self-proclaimed advocate for the rights of gays and lesbians in Liberia, Mr. Leroy Archie Ponpon has claimed his detractors recently burnt down his mother's house in an arson... read more »

  • South Africa:  Row Over Alleged Gay Slur By King Continues

    South African Press Association, 25 January 2012

    It was disrespectful to demand an apology from Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini for an alleged gay slur, traditional leaders in KwaZulu-Natal said on more »


  • Girls Expelled For 'Lesbianism'

    NTV Kenya
    Publication Date:
    8 February 2012

    Twelve students of Moi Kadzodzo Girls Secondary School in Kilifi have been sent home after accusations of being lesbians. The form two, three and ... see more »