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Brunei:  LGBT+ flee ahead of crackdown

Brunei: LGBT+ flee ahead of crackdown

As a transgender woman growing up in Brunei, Zoe saw the country’s slide towards conservatism from an early age, so plans to introduce strict new Islamic laws this week came as no surprise. The 19-year-old, who was born male but identified as female from early childhood, is now awaiting the outcome of her asylum application […]

Tanzania: US warns its citizens before anti-gay crackdown

Tanzania: US warns its citizens before anti-gay crackdown

(Reuters) – The United States has warned its citizens in Tanzania to be cautious, after the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, announced a crackdown on homosexuality, a criminal offence in the country. In an alert on its website late on Saturday, the US Embassy in Tanzania advised Americans to review their social media profiles and […]