This Week at Pan Africa ILGA

18/09/2012

NEWS/ACTUALITIES Tradition leader ‘will hear’ gay submissions Despite concerns from Parliament speaker Max Sisulu and gay activists on the participation of Phatekile Holomisa in the discussions on submissions made by the gay and lesbian community, Parliament’s constitutional review committee is adamant that he has to participate. http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/nIMxVUD1gn Growing Up Gay in Senegal Djamil Bangoura has known he is gay since childhood. Growing up in Pikine, a slum of Senegal's sprawling capital city, Dakar, he kept his sexual orientation a secret for fear of violence, imprisonment, and alienation from his family -- the core of Senegalese life.

http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/nIMAzEk1n7 Out-Right Namibia (ORN) Condemns Unethical reporting on the Pink Party with Friends in The Villager ORN condemns the unethical, derogatory, discriminatory and false reporting on the Pink Evening with Friends and deplores Editor Confidence Musariri for promoting homophobia, transphobia and reinforcing the negative stereotyping of sexual minorities. http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/nIMDb5v1tB 1st Trans & Intersex Pride: 24 November 2012 Rainbow Identity Association (RIA) is delighted to invite you to take part in an important and historic event in the country; Trans & Intersex Pride 2012. The theme for this event is “LIVE & LET LIVE” and it will be held on November 24. http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/nIHiTr41J9 Uganda: Producer of Nation's First Gay Play Could Be Jailed The British producer of the first-ever theatrical play about homosexuality in Uganda is facing legal consequences. David Cecil risks a two-year jail term in the East African country, Radio Netherlands Worldwide has learned. http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/nIHdgwh1J4

The issue of homosexuality and transgender If homosexual acts have probably existed for long in Africa, it is only recently that, in different countries, homosexuality emerged in the public space. For a long time, in fact, the false idea of a purely heterosexual African continent dominated. http://ilga.org/ilga/fr/article/nIMN1Wp1JB UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon urges the United Nations to deepen its engagement on LGBTI rights UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon spoke in Geneva on September 10th, to the opening of the XXI session of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council (HRC). In his speech he highlighted the first debate the HRC held on sexual orientation and gender identity in March 2012. Stating that this should not be a one-time event, Ban Ki-Moon urged the UN to deepen its engagement on having LGBTI rights respected worldwide. http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/nIT3F3B187 TOOLS FOR CHANGE amfAR - Call for Reviewers (Africa) 2012

amfAR is seeking experts in the field of HIV/AIDS among GMT and LGBT Rights to serve on a `peer review panel', making recommendations to amfAR regarding applications to be supported. http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/nIT0NYa1QE

Free Online Course on Minority Rights and Advocacy Minority Rights Group (MRG) is offering a free online course under the Global Advocacy Programme (GAP) for those working for the rights of minorities across Africa, Asia and Europe. http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/nIHOvIy1jN Call for Applications: LGBTI Capacity Development Programme Hivos – the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries, in partnership with Positive Vibes (a Namibian-based training and facilitation organisation), is conducting a three-year Capacity Development Programme for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) organisations in Southern Africa. http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/nINNueL19z

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