Mixed news, both good and bad, from different parts of the globe.
News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news.
In Uganda, former prime minister and current presidential candidate Amama Mbazazi surprised many, stating he is against homophobia and that “homosexuality is not something new.”
In Egypt, Omar Sharif Jr. talked on Arabic television news about letting gay people “live openly and authentically.”
In Namibia, Deputy Finance Ministry Natangue Ithete accused foreigners of forcing “un-Namibian” ideas about homosexuality, saying they should “keep their gay activities in their countries.”
In Uganda, Minister of State for East African Affairs, Shem Bageine wants to ban gay couples from adopting children born in the East Africa Community (EAC).
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