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Haute Haiku

Highlighting LGBTI news in Africa

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27 January 2014

Prominent Kenyan Writer Binyavanga Wainaina Comes Out as Gay

Wainaina said that the recent passage of an anti-gay law in Nigeria was one of the things that made him decide to come out.

12 July 2012

Africa: Social Media Skills for African Youth With Disabilities

African youth with disability around the continent took part in a social media workshop in Dakar, Senegal early this month. The workshop was organized by Disability Right Initiative and Open...

16 February 2012

Uganda: The Anti-Gay Bill That Won't Go Away

Uganda has again re-tabled the controversial anti-gay bill, which seeks to introduce the death penalty for "the offence of aggravated homosexuality". Haute Haiku reports.

21 September 2011

Uganda: LGBTI Human Rights Defender Receives Kennedy Award

Frank Mugisha, a Ugandan LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) human rights defender has been selected for the 2011 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Haute Haiku reports.

10 May 2011

South Africa: Corrective Rape Claims Another Victim

The unending cases of "corrective rape" that have plagued South Africa at alarming levels are still on the rise. Corrective rape is a criminal practice, whereby men rape lesbian women,...

6 January 2011

Uganda: Court Victory for Ugandan Homosexuals

A Ugandan court has ruled against Rolling Stone - Uganda from publishing the identities and place of residence of gays, lesbians and transgendered people arguing that the action by the...

24 December 2010

South Africa: Corrective rape is a hate crime

Corrective rape is a criminal practice, whereby men rape lesbian women, purportedly as a means of “curing” the woman of her sexual orientation. Despite South Africa being the first nation...

1 December 2010

Kenya: Prime Minister Orders Crackdown on Homosexuals

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has ordered the arrest of all gays and lesbians in Kenya. Capital FM quotes him saying, “We will not tolerate such behaviours in the country....

18 October 2010

Kenya: My Life as a Transgender Girl in Kenya

Lindsay is a transgendered woman living in Kenya who shares her life and her journey to womanhood on her blog Living Lindsay- My life as a transgender girl in Kenya....

20 May 2010

Malawi: The world reacts after sentencing of gay couple

A day after the world marked International Day against Homophobia, a court in Malawi sentenced Malawi gay couple to jail for fourteen years.

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