Davis Mac-Iyalla reports on the London Forum on ongoing Constitutional Reform in Nigeria

Davis Mac-Iyalla centre, Hon.Mulikat O. Akande-Adeola, House Leader, member of Constitution Review Committee on his right and Hon. Betty Apiafi, Deputy Chair, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs on his left

http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/004-300×113.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 448px) 100vw, 448px” />Davis Mac-Iyalla, founder of Changing Attitude Nigeria, attended The London Forum on ongoing Constitutional Reform in Nigeria at the London Metropolitan University on Saturday 15 December 2012. The guest speakers were Hon. Mulikat Akande-Adeola, House Leader, member of Constitutional review committee and Hon. Betty Apiafi, Deputy Chair, House Committee […]

Museveni preaches against homosexuality at Archbishop Ntagali’s enthronement in Uganda

The Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali was yesterday enthroned as the eighth Archbishop of the province of the Church of Uganda. Archbishop Ntagali was sworn-in and handed the Provincial staff at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe, taking over from retiring Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi. Speaking at the ceremony, President Museveni asked clerics to utilise the pulpits to […]

David Kuria awarded for work with HIV among sexual minorities

David Kuria receiving the award

David Kuria, friend of Changing Attitude Kenya, standing as candidate for the Kiambu Senate, was feted at the National Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights that took place on October 30-31 in Nairobi. David, who is standing as an openly gaycandidate, was awarded the outstanding contribution to Key Populations & HIV award for his […]

Zimbabwe’s president dismisses gay rights

Robert Mugabe

http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Robert-Mugabe-605×397.jpg 605w, http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Robert-Mugabe.jpg 628w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Zimbabwe’s president said on Thursday that homosexuality doesn’t belong in Zimbabwe and it violates women’s rights by denying the union of men and women needed to bear children.  Robert Mugabe, 88, speaking at a women’s HIV/Aids and gender rights conference in Harare, said the “gay world” goes […]

The global HIV crisis among MSM and Transgender people

The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) is sounding the alarm on the unprecedented HIV crisis facing gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people around the world. Held on July 21, directly preceding the International Aids Conference in Washington D.C., the full-day event is titled “From Stigma to […]

First LGBTI clinic opens in Uganda’s capital, Kampala

Activists pictured during the service before Kampala's first LGBTI specific clinic was launched

Gay rights activists in Uganda have opened up Uganda’s first ever LGBTI clinic which will specifically focus on homosexuals HIV/Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections and general welfare. The clinic will run under the auspices of gay lobby group, Ice Breakers Uganda. It was opened on Sunday in Kampala among jubilations and renewed hope among the […]

Ugandan gay activists applaud passing of East African HIV Bill

Ugandan gay activists have welcomed the passing of the East African Community HIV and Aids Prevention and Management Bill 2010 by East Africa’s regional parliament, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). Sex work activists have also lauded the bill which was recently passed by EALA during a sitting in Nairobi. Both sets of activists said […]

Anti-gay forces sabotaging Uganda’s fight against HIV/AIDS

Kikonyogo Kivumbi is Behind the Mask’s Arcus Correspondent in Kampala and a Human Rights Defender. Uganda is stuck at 6.4per cent HIV/Aids prevalence, with new figures released this week showing an increment in infections. The new Uganda Aids Indicator Survey conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) reveals not only has the HIV prevalence rate […]

Botswana LGBTI meet to discuss discrimination within the community

Rainbow Identity Botswana

Last weekend members of Gaborone’s LGBTI community met to thrash out differences amongst themselves which they felt have been caused by discrimination within the LGBTI community. They met on Saturday April 14 in the small town of Tlokweng, almost 12km from Gaborone under the auspices of the Rainbow Identity Association. The RIA provided a safe […]

Ugandan activists lobby Parliamentary meeting to participate in gay rights discussion

IPU president Abdelwahed Radi (receiving flowers) and Ugandan Speaker Kadaga (left)

Uganda’s Parliamentary spokeswoman, Helen Kaweesa has said the 126th Inter Parliamentary Union Summit in Kampala will not discuss gay rights to health for Uganda because “homosexuality is illegal here,” according to Behind the Mask. Kaweesa told a group of gay rights activists seeking accreditation to observer status to two of the summits deliberations on ‘HIV/Aids […]