#LGBTQ+ Rights

  • Article: This Activist Says South Africa’s Queer Spaces Normalise Silence About Sexual And Physical Violence

    This Activist Says South Africa’s Queer Spaces Normalise Silence About Sexual And Physical Violence

    Nov. 8, 2019

    Nwabisa Mazana says the “culture of silencing and ignoring victims continues the cycle of abuse.” Read more

  • Article: Fear in Uganda’s Gay Community after Death Penalty Threat and Arrests

    Fear in Uganda’s Gay Community after Death Penalty Threat and Arrests

    From Voice of America|Nov. 4, 2019

    Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda, and punishable with up to life in prison. Read more

  • Feature: Johannesburg Pride Marchers Tell Us Why They're Proud and What They Want Changed

    Johannesburg Pride Marchers Tell Us Why They're Proud and What They Want Changed

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Noxolo Gigaba|Nov. 1, 2019

    Global Citizen Africa headed to Johannesburg Pride, Africa's longest-running Pride event. Read more

  • Article: Uganda’s Government Must Investigate Killing of LGBTQ+ Activist, Says Human Rights Watch

    Uganda’s Government Must Investigate Killing of LGBTQ+ Activist, Says Human Rights Watch

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Oct. 21, 2019

    The warning comes after a series of violent and fatal attacks on the country’s LGBTQ+ community. Read more

  • Article: Scotland Finally Pardons Gay Men Convicted Under Homophobic Laws

    Scotland Finally Pardons Gay Men Convicted Under Homophobic Laws

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Oct. 21, 2019

    Those affected can apply to have their former police record "disregarded" or wiped clean. Read more

  • Article: How One Transgender Woman Navigates Being Trans at Work in South Africa

    How One Transgender Woman Navigates Being Trans at Work in South Africa

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Aug. 1, 2019

    As one woman from Soweto tells Global Citizen, discrimination is often worst in the workplace. Read more

  • Article: Here's What the Anonymous 'Gay Footballer' Twitter Saga Means for LGBTQ Representation in Sport

    Here's What the Anonymous 'Gay Footballer' Twitter Saga Means for LGBTQ Representation in Sport

    July 24, 2019

    Stonewall's head of campaigns Robbie de Santos shares his feelings on the anonymous Twitter account. Read more

  • Article: Gay Computer Science Legend Alan Turing Will Be the Face of England’s New £50 Note

    Gay Computer Science Legend Alan Turing Will Be the Face of England’s New £50 Note

    By Imogen Calderwood|July 15, 2019

    He was a World War II hero who saved millions of lives — and yet was persecuted for his sexuality. Read more