Witness says gambian man accused of homosexuality bore signs of torture, may be executed

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“He has cotton in his nose and he is coughing blood and saying, ‘I know I’m going to die,’” the witness told BuzzFeed News. A man who was arrested in the Gambia was transferred on Monday from a prison to a hospital bearing signs of torture, an eyewitness told BuzzFeed News by phone. On Tuesday, … Read more

Obama urged to take action against Gambia for anti-LGBT law

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President Barack Obama is facing pressure to take further action against the Gambia for the West African nation’s recently enacted anti-LGBT law. In a letter to Obama dated Jan. 23, fourteen LGBT-rights organizations urged that Obama’s State Department demand the Gambian government provide more information on the health and safety of individuals who have been … Read more

Obama urged to pressure Jammeh over homosexual laws

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More than a dozen LGBT advocacy groups on Friday called upon the Obama administration ban Gambian officials responsible for human rights abuses from entering the U.S. The Human Rights Campaign, the Council for Global Equality, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Human Rights First, GLAAD, the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Los Angeles … Read more

The 7 worst things Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh has ever said about gay people

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When he isn’t claiming to have cured AIDS, Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has a history of making unbelievable homophobic comments. Here are some of his worst. 1) In a speech on Saturday Mr Jammeh said gay people would doom the world and that the “empire of homosexuals” would “go down the dirty drain”. “All empires … Read more

HRC: Countries to watch in 2015 – Troubling developments in The Gambia

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As 2015 begins, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, takes a closer look at a few of the many countries where the fight for equality is making progress, as well as those where the fundamental rights of LGBT people are increasingly under attack. Troubling … Read more

‘I will not change’- President Jammeh tells security forces

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Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday January 10 said he would not alter his governance system to allow practices that will offend God the Almighty. Addressing hundreds of security forces at a march past held at July 22 Square in Banjul, the President said:  ”I will not change; I would rather die than support vices … Read more

President Yahya Jammeh interview on PRESS TV

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President Yahya Jammeh on youth unemployment, homosexuality. “It’s unafican, it’s unethical, it’s ungodly. Go to the Bible and the Koran. We are Muslims and we believe in the almighty Allah and what He says. Whatever Allah says is Harram.” “I didn’t introduce the death penalty here. The British brought the death penalty here to The Gambia.”

How to know if you are gay?

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Determining your sexual orientation can be a confusing experience, but only you can truly determine it, on your own terms. There’s no test for it yet, so the most reliable method is do look at your history, your feelings, and make an educated guess. Below is some helpful information on figuring out a little more … Read more