Obama’s gay marriage endorsement not popular in Africa

President Barack Obama’s endorsement for gay marriage has prompted debate in the United States and condemnation in many sub-Saharan African countries, where gay men and women continue to face discrimination, violence and jail time in many countries because of their sexual orientation. The president’s immense popularity on the continent is taking a hit, even in […]

Towards a progressive culture in South Africa

In the last few weeks South African representatives have launched an extraordinary human rights offensive at the United Nations, within the context of a growing global debate about the rights of sexual minorities. European, North American and Latin American states are moving increasingly towards guaranteeing full rights — including same-sex marriage — for sexual minorities […]

Study finds African media is used to promote prejudice against LGBTI people

A recent study by the Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA) and the Social Aspects of HIV/Aids and Health Research Alliance (Sahara) on the Senegalese media found that LGBTI issues are reported with prejudice thus further legitimising violence against homosexuals. The study also found that the media in Senegal ignored the principles and rules related to […]