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Toya Delazy's 'Forbidden Fruit' Gets 3 Noms at OUT Music Awards

SPECIAL EVENTS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 20
Zulu pop princess Toya Delazy, who took on the anti-gay laws wave in Africa with a daring new music video, was nominated at the 9th OUT Music Awards in 3 categories: Best Alternative Song, Best International Song and Best Single of the year.

Zulu Pop Princess Toya Delazy Takes on Africa's Anti-Gay Laws

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 1
After gaining recognition both sides of the Atlantic, this Zulu royal is pushing boundaries which shows in the album's first single and music video, "Forbidden Fruit," a controversial and daring video.

Chad May Criminalize Gay Sex With New Penal Code

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 22
Lawmakers in the central African country of Chad may criminalize gay sex with a 20-year prison sentence.

Cameroon Man Jailed for Ordering 'Gay' Bailey's Irish Cream

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
A man was arrested in Cameroon after he was caught drinking Bailey's Irish Cream, an Irish whiskey and cream-based liquor that apparently only gays and women imbibe.

IGLTA Meets With Ugandan Tourism Leaders

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 10
At the invitation of the Africa Travel Association, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association President/CEO John Tanzella and Past Board Chair Tanya Churchmuch met staff from Uganda Tourism and tourism businesses from Uganda's private sector.

Human Rights Groups Criticize Gambia's Anti-Gay Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 10
A number of officials from human rights organizations have taken aim at an anti-gay bill passed by Gambia's lawmakers last month and now awaits to be approved by the African country's anti-gay president, Yahya Jammeh.

Gambia Lawmakers Pass Bill to Jail Gays for Life

INTERNATIONAL | By Robbie Corey-Boulet | Sep 9
Gambia's National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said Monday, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa's most vocal anti-gay leaders.

Circumcision Doesn't Promote Risky Behavior By African Men

SCIENCE | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 26
Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, found a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

Ugandan Gays Hold Pride Parade

INTERNATIONAL | By Rodney Muhumuza | Aug 9
Scores of Ugandan homosexuals and their supporters are holding a gay pride parade on a beach in the lakeside town of Entebbe.

To Pitch it or Not To Pitch: 4 Can't-Miss Glamping Experiences

By Daniel Scheffler | Aug 6
Looking for an extreme vacation? We've picked four "glamping" getaways that can take you as far away as India or Africa while still traveling in style.

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