LGBTI

Gay Rights Group Wins Landmark Case

A gay and lesbian group in Botswana has won a landmark legal case in the country's High Court, allowing it to be officially registered.

The judge ruled that the government had acted unconstitutionally in blocking the group, Legabibo.

The Group’s Caine Youngman states that, "I am happy with the judgement - it has sent a message to the government, the entire region and Africa."

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Ban on Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Welcomed

The joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has welcomed the decision of Uganda's Constitutional Court to strike down a law banning the promotion of homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment.
 
The anti-gay legislation was deemed null and void by the court on the technicality that it was not passed by a required parliamentary quorum.
 

No Gay Rights' Echos State - Minister

Zambia has reiterated its position not to recognise gay rights, saying that ‘gaysm’ runs counter to the country’s culture and is an affront to the Constitution which recognises the country as a Christian Nation.

The country’s foreign affairs deputy minister, Gabriel Namulambe, who also urged foreign missions accredited to Zambia to respect the views of the country about gay rights, says the country will abide by Christian values.

Police: AIDS Project Pays Men to be Gay

According to a newspaper report, Ugandan police are accusing a United States-funded AIDS project for paying young men to become homosexuals.

The Daily Monitor quotes police as saying that the Walter Reed Project, which provides treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS, had been ‘infiltrated’ by officers and was found to be recruiting gays.

Gays Divided Over HIV Prevention Drug

A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms.

Many doctors and activists see immense promise for such preventive use of Truvada, and are campaigning to raise awareness of it as a crucial step toward reducing new HIV infections, which now total about 50 000 a year in the United States.

Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Challenged

Gay rights activists in Uganda filed a legal petition against the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act, which calls for tougher penalties against gay persons. 
        
The new law strengthens existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ - including sex with a minor or while HIV-positive.
        
The legislation criminalises lesbianism for the first time and makes it a crime to help individuals engage in homosexual acts. 
         

SA Seeks Clarity on LGBTI Rights

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says government has noted the recent global issues on lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and intersexuals (LGBTI).

On 24 February 2014, a Zambian court reportedly freed a rights activist arrested last year for publicly advocating gay rights.

On 25 February 2014, Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, signed off an anti-gay bill - which states that first-time ‘offenders’ could be jailed for up to 14 years while repeat offenders could face life imprisonment - which would see gays imprisoned.

Gay and Lesbian Network: Senior Outreach Coordinator

The Gay and Lesbian Network is a young and dynamic NGO working towards creating positive change in the wellbeing of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex LGBTI community in Pietermaritzburg and the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

The Gay and Lesbian Network seeks to appoint a Senior Outreach Coordinator, based in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Gender DynamiX: Advocacy Officer

Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a Human Rights organisation focusing our advocacy on transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people’s rights and access to services. Gender DynamiX provides information about transgender, transsexual and gender non-confirming identities and seeks to promote awareness and acceptance by means of educating and empowering people from diverse communities, including: government departments, service providers such as medical professionals, teachers, employers, police, journalists and universities.

Gender DynamiX: Office Administrator

Gender DynamiX is a NGO working to protect the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people on a national level. The organisation provides assistance and referrals about trans health, mental health and legal information. Gender DynamiX consults with trans people and their significant others, friends, families and allies (SOFFA’s) and liaises with employers. Educational workshops and seminars are one of the organisations main activities.

Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a transgender female Office Administrator, based  in Cape Town.

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