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Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilians afraid of losing land after Jair Bolsonaro emerges president

Brazil’s indigenous peoples have long battled to protect their ancestral lands and native cultures — but the election of far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has sparked concerns that hard-won rights could be eroded.

Tanzanian officials order physical exams of 10 alleged gays

Tanzanian authorities are carrying out physical examinations on 10 men suspected of homosexual activity in Zanzibar, according to police.

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.

Tanzania cracks down on homosexuals

Dar es Salaam’s administrative chief Paul Makonda said on Wednesday that a special committee would seek to identify and punish homosexuals, prostitutes and online fraudsters in the city.
Flamboyant drag queens and horned devils rubbed shoulders with Christian pastors as tens of thousands of people took part in Taiwan's gay pride parade, the largest in Asia.

Thousands march in Taiwan gay pride parade for referendum vote

Flamboyant drag queens and horned devils rubbed shoulders with Christian pastors as tens of thousands of people took part in Taiwan's gay pride parade, the largest in Asia.
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).
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad answers a question following a speech at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on October 25, 2018. - Mahathir's visit to Thailand is the first for the statesman since he swept to a surprise victory in the country's national poll in May. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Mahathir Mohamad: ‘Don’t force’ LGBT rights on Malaysia

Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday said his country cannot accept LGBT rights such as same-sex marriage, dismissing them as "western" values.
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Australia’s Scott Morrison rules out early vote amid by-election woe

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out any chance of an early general election despite his coalition government looking set to lose its majority.

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.
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Supreme Court legalises homosexuality, gay sex

India’s Supreme Court has legalised homosexuality and gay sex and decriminalised Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, holding out promise of a new dawn in personal liberty and sexual orientation.

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.

Two women caned for lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women were caned Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, sparking outrage from activists at the "inhuman and degrading" punishment.
Ibtissame Betty Lachgar

Moroccan feminist activist arrested amid abortion campaign

A prominent Moroccan feminist activist has been arrested for alleged public drinking and disturbance of order, in what her association called an attempt to quash its campaigning for abortion access and LGBT rights.

Report: Zimbabwe gays applaud ‘reasonable’ President Mnangagwa

The Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) advocacy group has applauded President Emmerson Mnangagwa for "understanding" them better than his predecessor Robert Mugabe and the opposition parties, a report on Tuesday said.
Comedian Peter Price (72), who underwent conversion therapy at the age of eighteen intended to "cure" his homosexuality, poses alongside the Wirral river in his hometown of Liverpool on July 5, 2018.Peter Price was 18 when he underwent conversion therapy, intended to "cure" his homosexuality. After three days of intensive therapy, it failed -- but left a damaging legacy. The British government this week announced its intention to ban the practice, as part of a new action plan to tackle discrimination against the gay community./ AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY

As UK ban looms, gay ‘conversion therapy’ still haunts subjects

Peter Price was 18 when he underwent conversion therapy, which was intended to "cure" his homosexuality but instead left him deeply damaged.
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Gay activist attacked in Ukraine ahead of pride march

Borys Zolotchenko was severely beaten by a group of around 10 men in the centre of the industrial city Kryvyi Rig late Saturday, Gay Alliance Ukraine said.
England fan and LGBT+ rights campaigner Di Cunningham displays a rainbow flag before England's first World Cup match. [AFP|Getty Images]

Three Lions Pride: Russian people have been ‘really welcoming’

Di Cunningham of Three Lions Pride says she is pleased that she has come to Russia to support England at the World Cup.

Japan’s first lady Akie Abe accused in land sale scandal

Japan's first lady, Akie Abe, once known mainly for embracing progressive causes that put her at odds with her conservative spouse, is now in the hot seat as doubts revive about a murky land sale to a nationalist school to which she had ties.

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Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: I know how Boko Haram started

When he was asked, how he was going to solve the challenge of Boko Haram terrorism, he said, “I happen to know how Boko Haram came into being. They were offshoots of political thuggery. Politicians used those boys in Boko Haram to win elections and then abandoned them and then there were no jobs for them. It was the same thing with the Niger Delta. In 1998, I saw it myself and I warned people.

2019: Sonni Ogbuoji cautions electorate against vote trading

Senator Sonni Ogbuoji, the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Ebonyi, has urged the electorate not to engage in vote trading.

Court dissolves 19-year-old marriage for alleged adultery

Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Tuesday dissolved the 19 year-old marriage between one Abdulahi Azeez and Mujidat over adultery.

DPR cautions depot owners over unlicensed marketers

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Cross River, has cautioned depot owners against selling petroleum products to unlicensed marketers.

Four family members die after ‘Amala’ meal

Four members of a family in Ilorin were feared dead after the consumption of `amala’ meal, suspected to be poisonous.