Mozambique decriminalises gay and lesbian relationships

lambda-website-imageMozambique has decriminalized homosexuality in its new penal code, making it one of a few African countries where same-sex relationships are legal.

The revised code drops a colonial-era clause outlawing “vices against nature”. There were no prosecutions under that clause but rights activists have said this change is a symbolic victory.

It comes as other African countries have moved to tighten anti-gay laws. In Nigeria, a law that came into force last year banned same-sex public displays of affection and introduced a possible 14-year prison sentence for gay sex. A study released on Tuesday found that 87% of Nigerians supported a ban on same-sex relations.

In Uganda, the government has pledged to introduce a new restrictive law after the last law which criminalized homosexuality was successfully challenged in the constitutional court. Continue reading

RANTINGS OF A RANDOM (Gay) NIGERIAN (Entry 21)

Blog_Rantings Of A Random (GAY) NigerianHello guys, not that this is necessary, but all the same, I want to clarify that this journal is not a weekly account of my life. Therefore the things I write about every Wednesday are not things that happen between Wednesdays. Some of my entries are weeks apart because I am constrained by space to write everything as they happen.

I had a terrible week, and by the time Friday came around, I was totally exhausted. We had auditors from the regional office around, looking into the books, and everybody was understandably on the edge. My boss kept snapping at everyone as these men pored over every financial detail. And at a point, I secretly wished I could poison their coffee. So I was more than happy when Friday came and I called it a week and headed home to a cool bath, a good book and some coffee. Continue reading

‘The real world is that with the truth comes judgment.’ – Michelle Rodriguez

michelle_rodriguez_on_cara_delevingne_fling_shes_awesomeCara Delevingne recently opened up about her sexuality to Vogue, and (rumored) former flame Michelle Rodriguez couldn’t be happier.

During the press launch for the Fast & Furious-Supercharged ride at Universal Studios, E! News asked the 36-year-old what she thought about the British model’s admission that she’s in love with singer Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent). Her response was awesome.

“Oh, that’s so sexy, you go girl! Work it out! I think that’s hot!” she told E! host Maria Menounos. The “Furious 7” star, who came out as bisexual back in 2013, also noted that it’s not easy to be open and honest about sexual orientation in a judgmental society. Continue reading