DR Congo army commander ‘led mass rape’ in Fizi

An army commander in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been accused of leading the recent mass rape of at least 50 women. One of the victims, as well as sources quoted in a UN report, all accuse Lt Col Kibibi Mutware of links to New Year’s Day rapes in the town of Fizi. There have been numerous cases of ...more ⇒

Gay Murder Rates Soar in Brazil, Honduras

Cultural and political homophobia in Latin America remains starkly lethal, as evidence from two divergent societies there demonstrates. In Honduras, there have been three new murders of LGBT people in recent weeks, bringing the death toll in the officially approved assassination campaign of queers to 31. Meanwhile, in ...more ⇒

Iranian men to be stoned to death over gay sex

Two young men who filmed themselves having sex with a 17-year-old have been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran. The film was discovered on the mobile phones of Ayub and Mosleh, 20 and 21 years old, by agents of the Iranian regime in the Kurdistan city of Piranshahr in northwest Iran. It has been claimed that the ...more ⇒

In Zambia, ‘witch hunt’ of LGBT meets “eerie silence”

Zambia’s leadership has been accused of using homosexuality as a wedge issue in that country’s 2011 general election. And growing anti-gay activity by church leaders is leading to increased attacks on LGBT people, say local gay leaders, risking Zambia becoming “another Uganda or Senegal.” full ...more ⇒

Turkish court orders yet another LGBT organisation to close

n the second of January 2011 the criminal court of Bursa, Turkey ordered the closure of LGBT organisation ‘RAINBOW’. This following a suit brought on by the Bursa municipality dating back to 2008. The Bursa municipality has been harassing ‘RAINBOW’ since early 2007 complaining that the ...more ⇒