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October 3, 2014

The men were the first to be arrested on homosexuality charges in seven months

Seven men were arrested in Cameroon yesterday on homosexuality charges in a raid on a house where police said they were engaging in prostitution and gay sex.

Neighbors told police that effeminate men often visited the house in the capital Yaoundé. Police had been tailing the men for some time and waited until the group was gathered in the house, then broke down the door and found men engaged in gay sex.

The owner of the house escaped to the roof and avoided arrest.

December 13, 2013

Young LGBTI people who are forced out of their families homes through homophobia are particularly vulnerable

Poverty-stricken Namibians are turning to gay sex work to escape widespread unemployment, which is so bad it forces people to eat out of the garbage.

That’s according to leading Namibia sex workers rights campaigner Nicodemus ‘Mama Africa’ Aoxamub who told Gay Star News: ‘Poverty leads Namibian men to sell their bodies to eke out a living.’

Aoxamub has been a male sex worker for the past 33 years in the mineral rich Southern African country which has a high unemployment rate.

May 5, 2013

New York City DJ  Mister Cee will go on Hot 97's morning to show to explain his arrest for soliciting a male prostitute

Mister Cee, a popular DJ at the New York City radio station Hot 97, was reportedly arrested last week for soliciting a male prostitute.

According to the website Rod 2.0 (who linked to a Daily News article), the 46 year-old allegedly approached an undercover police officer. Cee, whose legal name is Calvin LeBrun, will appear on the station's morning show tomorrow (6 April) to explain last week's events.

March 18, 2013

Emirates men stand accused of working as male prostitutes, local rights group slam police procedures

Two men have been entrapped and accused of working together to offer and solicit gay sex for money.

A Dubai court heard yesterday (17 March) that the two were caught in a ‘sting operation’ after police found one of the defendants offering sexual services on the social networking site Whoshere, with a profile nicknamed ‘Mayoud Al Barari’.

December 5, 2012

Government draws up action plan to tackle male prostitution in cities including Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang

Gay male prostitution is on the increase in several cities across Vietnam, according to government officials.

Le Van Quy, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Bureau for Social Evil Prevention, claims a growing number of men are becoming gay sex workers in the South East Asian country, reported Vietnamnet Bridge.

December 15, 2011

Transgender Carmen was hero of Sydney’s gay scene and pushed political boundaries in New Zealand

Transgender icon Carmen died in Sydney aged 75 on Thursday (15 December) after months of ill health.

She passed away in the city’s St Vincent's Hospital of kidney failure, the Sydney Morning Herald.

Born in New Zealand in 1935 as Trevor Rupe as one of a family of 13 children, she emigrated to Sydney to become a sex worker in the late 1950s.