SA progressive on gender issues – HRW

Kaveel Singh, News24 Johannesburg – While South Africa came in for much criticism in Human Rights Watch’s latest world report, its progressive approach to gender issues was welcomed.”South Africa has a progressive Constitution that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and protects the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people,” […]

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Malawi government says ‘kill the gays’ pastor ‘will not be received’ in the country

Malison Ndau, Malawi’s government spokesperson, has said that ‘pastor of hate’, Steven Anderson setting up a church in the country “would not augur well for the people of Malawi” and that the country’s people “would not accept it”. “He would would not be received well here,” Ndau said. Humans rights activists have raised concerns around […]

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‘How we stopped American anti-gay pastor’ – Boksburg resident

Anderson gained notoriety over his homophobic comments after the Orlando nightclub shooting and subsequent numerous anti-gay tirades. He planned to visit South Africa on a “soul winning mission”. However, local Abrie Viljoen, who is in the property business, Pretoria-based lawyer Coenie Kukkuk and Gay Radio SA’s Hendrik Baird would have none of it. On July […]

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Neo-Nazi Flees Russia to Avoid Prosecution for Beating Gays

A Russian nationalist who launched an “anti-pedophilia” campaign that lured gay men with promises of sexual encounters, then filmed as the victims were harassed, beaten, assaulted, and made to “confess” their homosexuality, has reportedly fled Russia after state police raided his and his parents’ home in connection with a recent antigay attack. Former skinhead Maxim […]

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Wie russische Neonazis Jagd auf Schwule machen

Keine 100 Tage mehr bis zum Beginn der Olympischen Winterspiele in Sotschi. Dass Schwule dort nicht willkommen sind, hat Präsident Wladimir Putin durch sein Anti-Homosexuellen-Gesetz unmissverständlich zum Ausdruck gebracht. Doch in welche Gefahr sie sich begeben, zeigt jetzt erneut ein abscheuliches Video einer russischen Neonazigruppe. Ein südafrikanischer Austauschstudent wurde in der Großstadt Belgorod Opfer des […]

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Pact between ANC, Putin’s party is worrying for SA: iLIVE

I refer to ANC signing a “memorandum of understanding” with Putin’s violently homophobic United Russia party and wish to condemn in the strongest possible terms the signing of this pact. Putin’s party stands for everything that our constitution outright bans: discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity, gender discrimination, […]

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Afrikas erste schwule Werbetafel

In der südafrikanischen Metropole Johannesburg wirbt ein riesiges Poster für die Wahl zum “Mr. Gay World 2012” im April. Die Werbetafel an einer viel befahrenen Schnellstraße ist 18 mal 4,50 Meter groß und zeigt die einheimischen Gewinner der “Mr. Gay South Africa”-Wahl. LGBT-Aktivisten bezeichneten die Aktion als “historisch”. In ganz Afrika sei noch nie eine […]

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