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February 10, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
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 …

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December 7, 2011

Sub-Saharan 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…

Gay Rights in Africa

December 12, 2019

United States
Ten Anniversaries to Note in 2020

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand nineteen witnessed many significant anniversaries: the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Versa…

Iwo Jima

December 4, 2019

Uganda
Uganda Renews Clampdown on the LGBT Community

Neil Edwards is the volunteer intern for CFR's Africa Program in Washington, DC. He is a master's candidate at the School of International Service at American University and a returned Peace Corps Rw…

Uganda police officers question a member of Uganda's LGBT community during their pride parade in Entebbe, near  Kampala, before police asked LGBT members to abandon their gathering, on September 24, 2016.

June 17, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

President Goodluck Jonathan presents his administration's midterm report during Democracy Day in Abuja May 29, 2013.

January 15, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

Members of religious groups campaigning against homosexuality hold placards during a rally in Kampala August 21, 2007.

August 19, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Pete Buttigieg, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Fact can be more interesting than fiction. In 2000, a high school senior won the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s annual Profiles in Courage essay contest by extolling the virtues of the countr…

Pete Buttigieg

April 25, 2014

Lebanon
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…

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December 7, 2011

Elections and Voting
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. …

2012 Campaign Roundup: Foreign Aid and Gay Rights

October 10, 2013

United States
Dominic Bocci: Gay Rights and the Internet in Asia, One More Part of the Pivot

This is a guest post by Dominic Bocci, assistant director at the Council on Foreign Relations’ David Rockefeller Studies Program. Most of the attention paid to the U.S. pivot to Asia has focused on …

A desktop picture shows Rungtiwa Tangkanopast and Phanlavee Chongtansattam holding hands, as Rungtiwa works at her office in Bangkok August 16, 2013 (Athit Perawongmetha/Courtesy Reuters).