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After the historical change in legislation about homosexuality earlier in 2019, it was only fitting for the Botswana LGBTIQ+ community to come together and celebrate the first-ever Gaborone Pride. Back in June the three-judge High Court bench unanimously ruled that the criminalising laws were discriminatory against LGBT people in Botswana and breached their rights to

Politicians in Botswana have been accused of promoting and endorsing homophobia by the local LGBTI community, following a series of anti-LGBTI slurs being used against political opponents.  The slurs which follow a recent ruling that legalised homosexuality in Botswana have been condemned by LGBTI rights group, Legabibo who say that “hate, disrespect and exclusion” are

Just a month after the Botswana High Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to outlaw homosexuality, the nation’s attorney general is appealing the decision, leaving the LGBTI community disappointed and calling foul. Following the ruling by the Botswana High Court which stated that provisions in the penal code outlawing homosexuality were unconstitutional, Attorney General Adv. Abraham M.

Photo by Jack Sharp on Unsplash We’ve got ourselves a Bermuda situation where anti-gay politicians can’t take no for an answer. Last month, we shared with you that the African country of Botswana legalized gay sex after its High Court voted that the colonial era laws were unconstitutional. Unfortunately, some conservative politicians aren’t letting this battle end. Just as the island nation of Bermuda became a political tug-of-war after its own high court chose to legalize gay marriage to the disgust of...

Botswana’s supreme court just overturned the country’s ban on homosexuality. The Botswanan High Court ruled unanimously today that the country’s sodomy law is discriminatory and unconstitutional. Section 164 of Botswana’s Penal Code bans “carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature,” and section 167 bans “acts of gross indecency.” These laws have been used to criminally prosecute people for being gay. The challenge to the laws was brought by a gay student, Letsweletse Motshidiemang, 21, who argued that the law...

Photo by Nathaniel Tetteh on UnsplashA change is coming to Africa. While Kenya’s High Court has decided to keep laws against gay sex in the country, the country of Botswana has made the opposite decision. Botswana’s High Court has ruled to end colonial-era laws criminalizing sex between members of the same sex. Section 164 of Botswana’s Penal Code stated that “carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature,” was an offense...

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