Namibia 2021 Country Page

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Event: Candlelight Vigil: Namibians Against State-Sanctioned LGBTQ+ Discrimination
Direction: Zoo Park, Windhoek. Khomas Region, Namibia
Date: 17 May 2021
Time: 6:15PM CAT
Info: Candlelight Vigil;

International day Against homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
Solidarity gathering to draw attention to the violence and discrimination, stemming form state-sanctioned discrimination experienced by LGBTQ+ Namibians.
We will commemorate this year’s IDAHOBIT, on Monday May 17th, at Zoo Park for a candlelight vigil at 6:15PM, musicians and poets are welcome to perform. Please bring your own candles. Community gathering at Cafe Prestige  after 7PM. This is a safe space, allies are welcome


Namibia is on pace to decriminalise homosexuality by the end of the year as ministers pave a long-sought path to scrapping its decades-old anal sex ban.

The government’s Law Reform and Development Commission, a law reform agency, recommended in reports published Monday (17 May) that the country’s sodomy laws be overturned.

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