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This handout photograph taken and released on July 20, 2019 by MP Promotions shows Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao (C) celebrating with members of his family after defeating US boxer Keith Thurman in their WBA super world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won a 12 round split decision. Wendell ALINEA / MP Promotions / AFP

Philippines goes wild for ‘force at 40’ Manny Pacquiao

Fans in the Philippines on Sunday roared their approval and rose to their feet imitating the punches of Manny Pacquiao as they declared that their idol was still a boxing force at the age of 40 with his stunning victory over American Keith Thurman.

US association apologises for treating homosexuality as mental illness

The American Psychoanalytic Association apologized on Friday for previously treating homosexuality as a mental illness, saying its past errors contributed to discrimination and trauma for LGBTQ people.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Binyavanga Wainaina

Chimamanda Adichie pays tribute to Kenya’s Binyavanga Wainaina

Award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has paid glowing tributes to the late renowned Kenyan author, Binyavanga Wainaina, describing his demise as a loss of a “precious friend.’’
Israel Folau

Australian rugby star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay social media post

The 30-year-old fullback's contract was terminated on Friday after he was found guilty earlier this month of a "high-level breach of the professional players' code of conduct" over the Instagram and Twitter post.

US top court to weigh in on gay, transgender rights

The US Supreme Court said Monday it will take up the question of whether gay and transgender workers are protected by federal law that bars discrimination in the workplace.
Mohamed al-Gheiti

Egypt sentences TV host to jail over gay interview

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced a television host to one year in prison for interviewing a gay man last year, a judicial source said.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania dismisses travel advisory by US

Tanzania has reacted angrily to an advisory issued by the US to its citizens, against travelling to the East African country, terming the action malicious.
More than 30 men had said they were victims of unwanted sexual advances by Kevin Spacey. [Reuters]

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey charged with indecent assault

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has been charged over allegations of sexually abusing an 18-year-old boy, prosecutors in the US state of Massachusetts said.
Assistant Commmisoner of Police, Abayomi Shogunle, head of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) poses during an interview on the public's demand for the recall of the Special Anti Robbery Squid (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force in Abuja, Nigeria December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Police: Having sex in a car in public not a crime

Nigeria Police on Monday said that having sex in a car at a public place is not a crime and would not amount to arrest if done by persons within adult age in the country.
Wilton Manors in Florida becomes the state’s first city to have an entirely LGBTQ city council

Florida voters elect all-LGBTQ local council

Palm Springs, California, last year became the first locality in the U.S. to do so, according to the Victory Fund, which tracks lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer candidates and elected officials, NBC News reports.

Nigeria pledges to domesticate human rights treaties, address impunity

Nigeria will work to domesticate human rights treaties, take action to address impunity by security agencies and retain moratorium.

Tanzania arrests 10 men for allegedly being homosexual

Police detained 10 men on the Tanzanian holiday Island of Zanzibar for allegedly being homosexual, shortly after an anti-gay crackdown took effect in the East African nation, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

US warns its citizens in Tanzania ahead of anti-gay crackdown

The United States has warned its citizens in Tanzania to be cautious after commercial capital Dar es Salaam announced a crackdown on homosexuality, which is a criminal offense in the East African country.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar

2019: Nigerian lesbians, gays declare support for Atiku Abubakar

Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Diverse, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Rights Movement in Nigeria, has declared support for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

US ends visas for same-sex partners

The US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees.

Malaysian PM: Caning of lesbians against Islamic compassion

Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, stoked further legal controversy over homosexuality when he denounced the caning of two Muslim women for attempting lesbian sex.

India’s top court expected to rule on gay sex

India's Supreme Court is likely on Thursday to deliver an eagerly awaited judgement on colonial-era legislation criminalising homosexuality, lawyers said.

Primate Okoh: Homosexuality hindering Nigeria’s progress

Nicholas Okoh, primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), says homosexuality is hindering the nation’s progress by “veritably poisoning” the society.

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