Rainbow Ethiopia HIV and Social Support Services Solidarity Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 2013

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia May, 17th 2013 Rainbow-Ethiopia joins today the global commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. As every year, May 17th represent for us a renewed opportunity for calling the international community to struggle against homophobic and transphobic violence in Ethiopia –and, in particular, against all those forms of stigma and […]

Leaders of Ethiopia call for anti-gay measures

Ethiopian government officials, religious leaders and civil representatives have declared their opposition to LGBT rights and condemned homosexuality as a western epidemic during an anti-gay conference. A national conference entitled ‘Homosexuality and its associated social disastrous consequences’ on Saturday 9 June 2012 was held in the newly built African Union headquarters, in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis […]

Anti-Gay sentiment flares in Ethiopia as Addis Ababa prepares for AIDS Conference

Ethiopia’s attitude toward homosexuality is shaping up as a potential flash point, as some of the world’s leading experts gather to discuss trends in AIDS treatment and prevention. Ethiopia’s religious leaders have abruptly canceled a news conference called to denounce a planned meeting of gay rights activists on the fringes of an international meeting on […]