The resignation of President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe could have been good news. Imagine 30 years of Donald Trump. But his replacement doesn't seem very open about LGBTQ rights.
Tanzania strengthens its repression on LGBT people. It has arrested more than a dozen people who allegedly promoted homosexuality. People with HIV are also at risk.
A group of Egyptian lawmakers introduced a bill to criminalize homosexuality. And it follows a wave of arrests of LGBT people.
Michelle Suarez became the first transgender senator in Uruguay. She replaces Senator Marcos Carambula since October 10, 2017.