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

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

Obama urged to pressure Jammeh over homosexual laws

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 moreObama urged to pressure Jammeh over homosexual laws

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

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

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

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

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

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

President Yahya Jammeh interview on PRESS TV

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?

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 moreHow to know if you are gay?

Gambia: Arrested ‘homosexuals’ arraigned, remanded

Alleged homosexuals, who were recently arraigned at the Banjul Magistrate Court before Magistrate Samsideen Conteh, have had their case transferred to the High Court. The accused persons, who were facing trial on a single-count charge of ‘aggravated homosexuality’, were ordered to be remanded in prison custody. During the course of the proceedings, the 3rd accused … Read moreGambia: Arrested ‘homosexuals’ arraigned, remanded

Gambia government denies coup plot against Yahya Jammeh

The Gambia’s government has denied there has been an attempt to overthrow President Yahya Jammeh while he is abroad. A statement broadcast on state radio said that “contrary to rumours being circulated, peace and calm continue to prevail” in the West African state. Heavy gunfire had earlier erupted near the presidential palace in the capital. … Read moreGambia government denies coup plot against Yahya Jammeh