Anti-LGBTI mob torch streets in homophobic protest

Story Author(s): Gay star news

News Source: Gays star news

Publication/Broadcast Date: March 1st, 2019

Country(ies): Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

City(ies): Bukavu

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Story Summary:

This story documents how an anti-LGBTI mob in Bukavu torched streets to protest against the local LGBTI community. Leaders at a local church and influential pastor Daniel Chibo Rehema incited the mob.

Topics: Discrimination, Police, Political or religious leaders' statements, Religion, and Violence

LGBTQI+ Identities: "homosexuality" (abstract), Gay, and LGBTQI+ (broad unspecified SSOGIE coverage)

Journalistic Issues: Journalistic approach is fair, balanced, objective, Language/terminology is accurate/inclusive, Research/context is factual and accurate, and Visuals/photos are affirming and relevant

Rating: 1

Rating Rationale:

Although Taboom is more interested in locally produced and published news media content, this article from the western queer community publication Gay Star News documents an important event that happened in the DRC. We preserve it here for posterity.

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