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Malawi suspends gay laws 20121105

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Malawi has suspended its laws against homosexuality and told police not to arrest gays ahead of a parliamentary decision on whether to repeal the legislation.
Malawi suspends gay laws 20121105

Gift Trapence, director of the Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) which provides a safe space for gays, answers reporters' questions in Lilongwe on July 17, 2011. "It has been a challenge," said Gift Trapence, director of the CEDEP which provides a safe space for gays. "They know that they can be arrested if they are visible." The centre, which once had HIV pamphlets on male sex confiscated as pornography, is currently doing a study to calculate the size of Malawi's homosexual population.

ALEXANDER JOE