Africa

Ghana

#Interview – Ghana’s LGBTIQ* community comes out

What is it like to be a gay man in Ghana – a country where sex between men is illegal and punishable by up to three years imprisonment? Alex Kofi Donkor (29) is one of the most famous faces of the local queer community. He is head of the organisation LGBT+ Rights Ghana. We spoke with the 29-year-old activist about the situation of the community, about his life and loving and about what needs to change.

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South Africa

TOP 6: The most beautiful places in Cape Town

With its location directly on the sea, Cape Town is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether it is the striking Table Mountain, the colourful Bo-Kaap district or the droll penguins on Boulders Beach – here …

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Rwanda | Kigali

Video: SpartacusTV – RWANDA: Visiting the world’s last mountain gorillas

In this episode of SpartacusTV, Ulli Pridat visits Rwanda. The country in East Africa is very interesting: it ranks fourth in the world in terms of equality between men and women. Plus, it is one of the more liberal African countries regarding homosexuality.

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Botswana

Video: SpartacusTV – Breakfast with elephants in Botswana

Welcome to a new episode of Spartacus TV! This time, Ulli Pridat takes you on safari in the fascinating Botswana! Botswana is located in Southern Africa and ranked 83rd in last year’s Spartacus Gay Travel Index.

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Cape Verde | Kap Verde

Tolerant Cape Verde

According to the research institute Afrobarometer Cape Verde is the most tolerant African country.

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South Africa | Kapstadt

Let’s go south!

Bored? This word is unknown in Cape Town. Whether you prefer the beach, culture, the gay szene or nature – there is something on offer for everyone in the south of Africa.

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La Réunion

Dance around the volcano

The island La Réunion belongs to Europe but has tropical flair. It attracts gay tourists thanks to the „Gayfriendly Réunion“ charta that guarantees a pleasant stay.

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Latvia | 25.11.2020

Latvia’s Constitutional Court: Parental leave also for lesbians

In Latvia, women are entitled to 56 days “maternity leave” before the birth and 56 days “birth leave” after the birth, making a total of 112 days of paid maternity leave. Fathers are entitled to ten days’ paid parental leave after the birth of a child. Is this also available to homosexual couples? And what impact does the current ruling on lesbian co-mothers have on the backlog of reforms regarding the recognition of homosexual partnerships?

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Indonesia | 24.11.2020

Indonesia: Gay couple threatened with 100 lashes

100 lashes threaten a gay couple in Banda Aceh, the most extremely queerly region in Indonesia. A mob of locals stormed the homes of the 26-year-old and the 34-year-old in the neighbourhood of Kuta Alam, forcibly dragged them both to a police station. Now the couple are threatened with torture – activists* demand: Stop the madness!

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20.11.2020

#TDoR2020: 350 murders in just one year!

On the occasion of the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which takes place every year on 20 November, the research project “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” (TvT) published data collected by Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) over the last year.

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Poland | 18.11.2020

Poland: A rainbow shines through the night

Finally, some good news from Poland: more liberal leaders waved the rainbow flag on Tolerance Day. Queer activists*, however, asked for more support – they had wished for a bigger commitment, especially from a politician.

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Brazil | 16.11.2020

Bolsonaro: “We must stop being a country of fags!”

Brazil’s president once again made statements about his corona policy that could only make you shake your head. In terms of coronary rates, Brazil is in second place in the world behind the USA. That seems to leave Bolsonaro cold. Instead of solutions, he once again offers only homophobic hate.

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Poland | 13.11.2020

Is there a Pride ban coming in Poland?

The Polish Sejm has to deal with a homophobic bill that is tantamount to a defacto-ban on the queer movement.

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