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June 8, 2018

Nigeria
Germany-Migration-Refugees-Building

Abika Dabiri-Erewa said many claims for asylum were spurious: “some who are from the East and West are saying they are running away from Boko Haram while others say they are gays and were having challenges expressing themselves in Nigeria.”

February 10, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa-UgandaGayActivists-20120210 Gay Rights in Africa

Unfortunately, much of sub-Saharan Africa is homophobic. Recent legislation, some proposed, some passed, condemns gay marriage and sometimes outlaws gay sexual activity. Nigeria, Uganda, and Liberia …

December 7, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Gay Rights in Africa Gay Rights in Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks about the rights of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people from around the world in her "Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights" speech on Interna…

May 4, 2018

South Africa
UN-Voting-Nikki-Haley UN Voting Report Could Upset U.S.-South Africa Relationship

Ambassador Haley seems to be saying that if a country consistently votes against the United States in the UN, its bilateral U.S. assistance will be in jeopardy. 

December 8, 2017

Global
same sex marriage Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons

A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, but opposition remains strong in many countries.

June 17, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
President Goodluck Jonathan presents his administration's midterm report during Democracy Day in Abuja May 29, 2013. Gay Marriage and Goodluck Jonathan’s Tricky Position

This is a guest post by Dominic Bocci, assistant director at the Council on Foreign Relations’ David Rockefeller Studies Program. The passage of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill on May 31, 201…

December 7, 2011

Elections and Voting
2012 Campaign Roundup: Foreign Aid and Gay Rights 2012 Campaign Roundup: Foreign Aid and Gay Rights

Secretary of State Clinton is greeted by members of audience after defending rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around world on Human Rights Day at United Nations in Geneva. (J. …

April 25, 2014

Lebanon
WR04252014_CROPPED Weekend Reading: Syrian Gastronomy, Arab Film, and Gay Rights in Lebanon.

Lauren Bohn talks about the importance of food with Syrian refugees in Beirut for Bon Appetit. Maya Sioufi discusses how Cinephilia is investing in the future of Arab cinema. Farah Wael examines ga…

January 15, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Members of religious groups campaigning against homosexuality hold placards during a rally in Kampala August 21, 2007. Nigerians Circle the Wagons Against West on Anti-Gay Law

Nigerians across religious, ethnic, and regional divisions are strongly supportive of the anti-gay measure recently signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan. The legislation criminalizes virtua…

December 22, 2011

International Law
UN Issues Straight Talk on Gay Rights: Next Steps Forward UN Issues Straight Talk on Gay Rights: Next Steps Forward

A Filipino gay individual waves a rainbow flag as fellow gays and lesbians hold placards while marching on mainstreet in Manila (Romeo Ranoco/Courtesy Reuters) In mid-December, the UN Office of the …