Ugandan gay rights activist wins Right Livelihood Award. Kasha Nabagesera picked up the award for being one of Africa's most courageous human rights activists.
Rights groups have hailed the ruling as a "tremendous step" for gay rights in the conservative country. Kenya has been listed by LGBTQ rights groups as a country that sponsors homophobia through its laws and policies.
A group of gay rights activists in Uganda have taken a government agency to court for refusing to register their organization. Homosexuality is illegal in the country, and violence against sexual minorities is rife.
The United Nations human rights committee has rejected a plan to delay the appointment of an expert on LGBTI rights. A draft African resolution was amended by Latin American states to delete the request.
African states have drafted a resolution, calling for the suspension of the UN's new LGBTI investigator. The 54-member Africa group says concentrating on gay rights takes away from other issues, including racism.
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