IRAQ Fears of Witch Hunt against Iraqi Gays after Police Raid on Karbala Safe House

There is growing concern that the Iraqi government is stepping up a witch-hunt against gays and lesbians in the country after a police raid on a Karbala safe house, the London-based Iraqi LGBT said at the weekend. Last week, twelve police officers are reported to have burst into the safe house, and then violently beat ...more ⇒

Gay pride and prejudice in Kenya

Ishmael, an openly gay Kenyan man living in the small coastal town of Mtwapa, just north of Mombasa, says that many gay men have come to live here, attracted by its open-minded and liberal atmosphere. But this image of the town has been overshadowed by an increasingly vocal and mobilised anti-gay campaign which has ...more ⇒

UN committee moves to keep out gay-lesbian NGO

UNITED NATIONS, June 3 (Reuters) – A United Nations committee that decides which nongovernmental organizations can be accredited to the world body moved on Thursday to keep out the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The group, which had applied for “consultative status” at the ...more ⇒

Zimbabwe: Police raid LGBT organisation, fears that activists may be tortured

Zimbabwean police have arrested two employees of the country‚Äôs only gay and lesbian group, the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) in a raid on the group’s HQ. They were arrested following the issuing of a search warrant by Chief Superintendent Peter Magwenzi for “dangerous drugs and pornographic ...more ⇒