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Burkina Faso's military junta: 'Homosexuality will be punished by the law'

Military leaders did not reveal the extent of the ban — whether it is against LGBTQ+ identity broadly or specifically those in same-sex relationships, nor what the sentences will entail.

James Inhofe, anti-LGBTQ+ former Republican senator, dead at 89

Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, was a homophobe, transphobe, and denier of climate change.

We need to reclaim pan-Africanism through love—for everyone

African LGBTQ+ people face violence, discrimination, and denial of their rights in the name of "African values." But love is a pan-African issue, writes Human Rights Watch's Larissa Kojoué.

21 U.S. Reps. condemn Uganda's 'draconian' anti-LGBTQ+ law: 'State-sponsored violence'

Reps. Mark Takano and Joyce Beatty have led the effort to introduce a resolution to condemn Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, "one of the harshest anti-LGBTQI+ laws the world has seen."

Namibia overturns anti-sodomy laws

The Court found the laws unfairly targeted gay men.

Meet the LGBTQ+ celebrities and activists TIME called the Most Influential People of 2024

From actors to activists, TIME is honoring some of the LGBTQ+ people who have changed the world.

Uganda used the U.S. Supreme Court's anti-abortion ruling to outlaw being LGBTQ+

Uganda's highest court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson ruling in their decision to uphold a law criminalizing same-sex relationships.

A Ugandan LGBTQ+ activist was stabbed and left for dead in the street. Now, he recounts his escape to Canada

Steven Kabuye had been followed for sometime before two men ambushed him on his morning commute in January. Still recovering, he fled Uganda days later with bandages still on.

Uganda's high court upholds key sections of Anti-Homosexuality Act

The controversial law punishes same-sex sexual relations with life imprisonment or death in some cases.

Right-wing group won't condemn Uganda's 'kill the gays' law, enraging queer Democrats

"When you’re given the opportunity to publicly oppose a law that permits the government to execute LGBTQI+ people just because of who they are, why wouldn’t you take it?" says Congressional Equality Caucus Chair Mark Pocan.

Gay lawmaker demands to know extent of U.S. Christian group's ties to Uganda's deadly antigay law

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, sent a pointed letter to the Fellowship Foundation, the right-wing group also known as the Family.

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act must be stopped. Now.

Even with certain restrictions against government leadership and international aid, more must be done to prevent Uganda's anti-LGBTQ+ law and the harm it will inflict on queer people, writes the Williams Institute's Ari Shaw.

Ugandan activist suffers horrific wounds in suspected anti-LGBTQ+ knife attack

Steven Kabuye blames political leaders for scapegoating the LGBTQ+ community with potentially deadly consequences.

Activists Link U.S. Nonprofit to Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws Across Africa

Family Watch International says it’s only promoting ‘family values.’

Two Men Arrested in Uganda After Peeping Tom Videotapes Rendezvous

The student allegedly heard “funny screaming sounds” and quickly began recording the alleged sexual encounter.

First Man Faces Death Penalty for 'Aggravated Homosexuality' in Uganda

Four others have been arrested under the new law passed in May.

Ugandan Police Arrest Four People for 'Acts of Homosexuality'

The arrests come in a country with one of the harshest anti-LGBTQ+ laws in the world.

World Bank Cuts Off Funds to Uganda Over Anti-LGBTQ+ Law

“Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act fundamentally contradicts the World Bank Group’s values," said a statement from the institution.

Democrats Push to Block Defense Funds to Uganda Over Anti-LGBTQ+ Law

Using the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, two LGBTQ+ members of Congress have joined forces to hold up funds to the African country.

31 Places Where Showing LGBTQ+ Pride Is Illegal

There are more than 60 places in the world where it’s illegal to be gay.