Christina Fonthes is out, Congolese, and double-proud. “Yes, I am Congolese; yes, I am gay; and yes, my family know!” the 27-year-old writes on her blog, The Musings of a Congolese Lesbian. But the line that follows may be key to the predicament Fonthes has found herself in: “Well, most of my family…”

According to supporters, Fonthes, a British citizen, is being held against her will in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after a family trip turned into a sinister attempt to “cure” her of homosexuality. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog