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LGBT Magazine Launched in Uganda!

Breaking news: An LGBT magazine has been launched in Uganda, in an attempt to 'reclaim the media' and to promote acceptance of the gay and trans community there. "Bombastic" magazine, which is available free in supermarkets, compiles stories, testimonies and opinions by LGBT Ugandans, and aims to end violence against LGBT people across the country. The magazine has been introduced as politicians in Uganda threaten to re-introduce the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Uganda Anti-Gay Law Challenged in Court

Constitutional court petitioned to scrap the tough anti-gay law currently effective in Uganda. Signed in February this year by Uganda's veteran president, Yoweri Museveni, the law calls for homosexuals to be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and obliges Ugandans to denounce gay people to the authorities.

Twitterview with Bisi Alimi: Living Positively with HIV for 10 Years

Bisi Alimi is a human rights campaigner and health advocate. He started his advocacy work at the height of the HIV epidemic within the Nigerian MSM community in the late 1990s. In 2004, Bisi rose to notoriety when he first came out as gay on Nigerian TV. The open declaration of his sexuality caused a turning point in the discussion on sex and sexuality in Nigeria. That same year, Bisi was diagnosed with HIV. In July 2012, he was invited to the White House by President Obama for his work with black gay men in Europe.

Martin Luther King Jr. Would Have Been in Support of LGBT Rights

The oldest son of the late American civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has said that his father would have been in support of LGBT rights. "The most significant person who helped to organise the March on Washington was Mr. Bayard Rustin [who] was openly gay. What I know, for sure, is that dad was beyond the average person in terms of what he chose to embrace and accept. I think that as he worked to advocate for civil and human rights, he was talking for everyone, not just for people of colour," asserted King III. 

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