KAMPALA – Uganda’s president signed a new law imposing harsh penalties on gay people on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, Western donors and a warning that it would complicate links with major ally Washington.
A NEW study of gay men in the United States has found what Lady Gaga knew to be true all along: “Baby, I was born this way.” Well, sort of. They found that genes on two chromosomes affect a man’s sexual preference. Although, apparently, they were “neither sufficient nor necessary, to make any of the men gay”.
A BULAWAYO modelling agency director Ricky Nathanson (48), who was placed off remand last week in a criminal nuisance case after allegedly entering a female toilet, yesterday said the court case had ruined her life.
BULAWAYO gay activist Ricky Nathanson (48) was yesterday placed off remand after his lawyer Tanaka Muganyi submitted that charges against him were not found in the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act under which he is being charged.
THE Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe (Galz) yesterday criticised the arrest of a prominent Bulawayo model coach for using a ladies toilet saying he was not to blame for the confusion.
A ZANU PF youth league member last week effected a citizen’s arrest on a prominent city modelling coach and handed him to the police accusing him of being gay.
The Ugandan president has said he wants an anti-gay bill shelved for further study but described gays as abnormal and said some lesbians may be victims of “sexual starvation”, according to a letter he sent to the speaker of parliament.
ABUJA – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill on Monday that criminalizes same-sex relationships, the presidency said, defying pressure from Western governments to respect gay and lesbian rights.
ZANU PF secretary for youth affairs Absolom Sikhosana has urged his party’s new Bulawayo youth league executive to be wary of entangling itself in activities that could lead to its dissolution and gear up for the 2018 general elections.
FIVE senior Zanu PF Youth League members, including a central committee member in Bulawayo, have been caught up in a storm after they reportedly attended an end of year party for gays and lesbians at a city hotel.