#LGBTQ+ Rights

  • Article: 3 Ways COVID-19 Lockdowns and Curfews Risk Increasing Already Existing Inequalities in Africa

    3 Ways COVID-19 Lockdowns and Curfews Risk Increasing Already Existing Inequalities in Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|April 2, 2020

    The continent needs to protect the rights of all people, says UNHCR. Read more

  • Article: South African TV Star Sade Giliberti on Mental Health and Queer Representation

    South African TV Star Sade Giliberti on Mental Health and Queer Representation

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Feb. 21, 2020

    We spoke to the former child star turned TV personality about the changes she wants to see. Read more

  • 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 Working in South Africa

    How One Transgender Woman Navigates Working 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