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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news

Russia | 22.10.2020

Russian legislators cut off anti-queer amendment to constitution

Good news from Russia – for a change. A government commission and the Human Rights Council took a clear stand against amendments to the country’s Family Code that would have once again banned equal treatment of marriage and same-sex adoption – and legally wiped out transgender people. Will the law now fail in the Duma?

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Israel | 21.10.2020

Israel discovers trans*rights: Facilitations and a government committee

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had often expressed his intention to help the trans* community, but for years hardly anything had happened. But for some months now, it seems, the problems have been seriously addressed.

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20.10.2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic: Mauritius marches for love

It is a rare sight this year: the queer community in Mauritius defied the COVID-19 pandemic and the queer-hostile mood in the country by organising one of the world’s very rare pride events. With good reason: the queers have an important demand.

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Canada | 19.10.2020

Against sexism and homophobia: Hundred students wear skirts

Students of a Canadian high school set an important signal: In protest against a sexist school dress code, toxic masculinity and homophobia, they showed a lot of courage and even more leg.

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Russia | 17.10.2020

Gay dads flee from Russia

Gay fathers leave everything behind – for fear of Putin’s investigators. Alexander* (name changed) fled Russia with his son. The 40-year-old spoke to The Guardian newspaper about his escape and his fears. He did not want to risk having his …

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14.10.2020

Japanese politician fears population extinction because of queers

A member of parliament from a district in northern Tokyo came under fire because he said his district would “perish” if sexual minority rights were protected by law.

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