(WB) The effects of gender-based violence in Africa are now being reverberated throughout the continent and have been exacerbated by the current COVID-19 pandemic.
This week read about an organization attempting to bar Somizi Mhlongo from visiting Zimbabwe because he's gay, andEduardo Leite of Brazil claiming that all, because he's gay, doesn't mean he has to fight for equality rights.
This week read about Beverley Palesa Ditsie winning an award for her contribution to the LGBT community, and Honduran Congress members making it difficult to change the ban on gay marriage.
This week read about Rubi Dominguez, who was killed last year in Texas, and a court allowing a university in Utah to discriminate against LGBT students.
This week read about transgender South Africans having trouble getting gender-affirming care, and Canada declaring a human rights violation by not using the correct pronouns.
(WB) An advocacy group in Botswana is working with medical providers to improve transgender and intersex people’s access to health care.
A lesbian teen is dead after being raped and strangled by a 24-year-old man in South Africa. Gay Star News reports that 18-year-old Gift Makau was found dead in Ventersdorp on Friday, August 15. She had been raped and stranged with a wire and shoelace, and found with a running hose forced into her mouth.