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The other side of the news

Just because you haven’t read it in the paper or seen it on TV, doesn’t mean there isn’t good news. All over Africa, people are winning their fight for the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Sex Worker communities. Here you can read about these positive moves towards equality, human connection and understanding.

Churches supporting LGBT people in Africa

They were very hesitant at first but now we have some real champions leading the process.

Strengthening healthcare access in Swaziland

Rock of Hope is using its grant from amfAR to hold trainings for nurses and other healthcare workers in every region of Swaziland

Swaziland under scrutiny for its LGBTI rights

After making no progress towards bettering the rights of the community, the UN is taking Swaziland to task.

ANC to decriminalise sex work in South Africa

Decriminalisation would see criminal penalties removed for sex workers and those making use of their services.

#WeAreOne campaign celebrates the LGBTI community

This project celebrates diversity, dispels harmful myths and draws attention to the local LGBTI reality.

Malawi won't arrest or prosecute gay people

The Malawian government has reaffirmed its decision to stop the arrest and prosecution of gay citizens while lawmakers review existing anti-gay laws.

Windhoek, Namibia hosts first LGBT Pride parade

Roughly 150 people marched, calling on lawmakers to advance legal protection for the LGBT community.

Africa's first gay video and radio streaming platform launches

PrideTV provides the international and African LGBT communities with an effective way to connect.

Malawi 'suspends' anti-homosexual laws

Malawi has imposed a halt on anti-homosexual laws pending a decision on whether to repeal the legislation.

FIFA has the opportunity to fight for LGBT rights

FIFA is considering incorporating their anti-bias policy in Zambia, which bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Meeting held in Lusaka focussed on easing access to healthcare for LGBTI community in Zambia

A high level 3-day regional meeting held in Lusaka looked at how the LGBTI community can easily access healthcare.

A Movement That Matters: Trans Rights in Lesotho

Despite the challenges, a sense of a vibrant trans movement working at both the grassroots and national levels is emerging.

Churches support community dialogues on sexuality and gender identity

Over 3000 families and 12000 people participated in the dialogues which involved gay and lesbian people talking about their experiences.

Lesbian women encouraged to participate in group forums

This non-profit organisation is helping connect lesbian women from different areas to create networks, gain confidence and advocate for their rights.

Muslims living out and proud in Africa

Islamic belief is not inherently homophobic, say three LGBTI Africans who are also people of faith.

Botswana government confirms deportation of anti-gay US pastor

Controversial anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson will be deported from Botswana.

Homophobic US pastor Steven Anderson won't be allowed in SA

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced that anti-gay American pastor, Steven Anderson, will not be granted a visa to visit South Africa.

Freedom for all: coming out in Africa

People from all over the continent share their personal stories.

Lesotho: Celebrating LGBT pride

Over 200 people came out to show their support for a day of pride.

Botswana transgender wins court battle to be recognised as female

A transgender woman has won a legal battle against Botswana's government to be recognised as female.