Botswana LGBTI organisation appeals for help to fight denied registration

After yet another failed attempt at registration by the Botswana authorities, the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LeGaBiBo) is reaching out to civil society for help in getting registered by the government of Botswana. LeGaBiBo is a human rights organisation based in Botswana whose mandate is to represent the interests and protect the rights […]

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 […]

The struggle in Africa continues even as former presidents speak in favour of gays

Festus Mogae

On a continent where homosexuality is a taboo and considered inconsistent with cultural and religious norms and values, anti-gay sentiments are a vote winner. As a result, many sitting African presidents have elected to remain silent on this issue and the few that do speak, do so only to condemn gays and reinforce prejudice. Recently […]

Botswana group marches on with LGBTI advocacy despite lack of state recognition

Despite a lack of recognition by the government the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LeGaBiBo) continues with its advocacy work on behalf of the LGBTI community in that country. Last week on December 3 LeGaBiBo hosted a social gathering for LGBTI community in Gaborone’s Block 5 neighbourhood. The social gathering was held just two […]

Lawsuit against Botswana government for criminalisation of homosexuality dropped for now

Caine Youngman and the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LeGaBibo) have decided to withdraw their case suing the Botswana government over the criminalisation of homosexuality to strategize and consult with stakeholders. Because of the significance of this case, more time is needed to “bounce back in a more solid way.” Youngman and the Lesbians, […]

Botswana’s sexual minorities prepare case against government

Skipper Mogapi writes: Three years since the registration of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LeGaBiBo) was rejected by the Botswana Registrar of Societies, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Since the rejection LeGaBiBo has been engaged with human rights lawyers Monica Tabengwa and Uyapo Ndadi working on a […]