Gambia parade gays on national TV – GRTS News report

The Gambia has paraded 3 men suspected of engaging in homosexual acts as crackdown on the LGBT community continues. The National Intelligence Agency said it will continue its operation even though some members of the LGBT community have ran to other countries. The Gambia say it will prosecute the men and they are likely to be convicted to life in prison. The Gambia’s President, Yahya Jammeh has signed a law, making “aggravated homosexuality” an offense punishable by a life sentence.

Source: Fatu Radio Network

Digital security tools and tactics for the LGBTI community in the Arabic region

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In most Arab countries, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* (LGBT) persons are still far from gaining social recognition. Despite the various social and cultural differences within the Arab world, silence remains a factor that cuts across the regional disparities and prevails whenever such taboo issues as homosexuality or transsexuality are broached. Over the last few … Read more

Gambia government mounts anti homosexuality campaign – GRTS News report

GOTG got the state controlled media, GRTS to head out on a cross country tour to broadcast anti-gay sentiments. This is regarded as a mechanism to stir the attention of Gambians from the White House statement bluntly criticizing the Jammeh Administration’s human rights record. It is also seen as a method put in place by the GOTG to make a case against the European Union and the United States saying “Western nations want gay and lesbianism marriage in the Gambia as a precondition for aid,” which the EU has denied.

Source: Fatu Radio Network