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After Uganda signed draconian anti-LGBTQI+ rules into law, we discuss the state of LGBTQI+ rights across Africa. Our resident sex and relationships expert, KAZ, dispels popular myths regarding tradition and gender.
Same-sex relationships are legal in only 22 out of 54 African nations. In some countries, laws are being strengthened against people who identify as LGBTQ, which many African leaders consider "contrary to culture norms."
A double murder outside an LGBTQ+ bar in the Slovak capital last October unleashed a wave of solidarity. Now, however, many members of the LGBTQ+ community feel badly let down by politicians.
With the exception of South Africa and Cape Verde, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Africa are limited in comparison to the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
8 Dec 2022
The suspect accused of killing five people inside a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub has been charged with murder, hate crimes and assault.
7 Dec 2022
In Germany, there has been much criticism of World Cup host Qatar for discriminating against the LGBTQ community. But when it comes to soccer, is Germany a good role model?
15 Nov 2022
The FIFA World Cup is usually a huge event for advertisers. Qatar 2022 is mired in controversy, yet it doesn’t appear to have put off too many of the corporate giants associated with the event.
14 Nov 2022
As the Qatar World Cup approaches, concerns about the way LGBTQ tourists will be treated have taken center stage. The country's PM has given a "security guarantee" for visiting LGBTQ soccer fans, but only after the Qatari World Cup ambassador called homosexuality a "damage in the mind" in an interview.
5 Nov 2022
Japan is the only G7 country which does not recognise same-sex unions. But this week, its capital Tokyo began rolling out a partnership certificate scheme. It allows same-sex couples to be treated as married couples for certain public services, this for the first time. Those services include housing, medicine and welfare.
8 Aug 2022
Campaigners have called the suspension "a witch hunt" and say it will prevent them from carrying out lifesaving work in the conservative East African country.
27 Jun 2022
Police said they were investigating an overnight mass shooting outside a bar popular with the LGBTQ community as a "terrorist act." Oslo's annual Pride parade, which was planned for Saturday, has been called off.
26 Jun 2022
June is Pride Month, a celebration of the world's LGBTQ populations which also serves to continue the fight for equality and justice for the community. Activist Anna Sharyhina joined us on Perspective for a conversation about LGBTQ rights in Ukraine before and since the Russian invasion. Originally from Kharkiv, she co-founded the Ukrainian NGO "Sphere", which works to provide a safe space for the country's queer community and organised Kharkiv's first Pride parade in 2019.