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Director of Lesbian Love Story Sues Kenyan Government Over Ban
With her eye on the Oscars, Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu has filed suit against the Kenyan government to have her banned Cannes entry screened in her native country.
September 13, 2018
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‘Nigeria is as gay as any other country’
How a British-Nigerian man finally realised his dream of becoming a professional drag queen.
September 09, 2018
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Here, queer, and speaking up: LGBTQ Nigerians tell their stories
In one of the world’s most homophobic countries, a new generation of writers are writing queer people into existence. On Nigeria’s streets, on the pages of its newspapers, and on its screens, members of the LGBTQ community are largely invisible. And with good reason. Nigeria is one of the least tolerant countries in the world for gay people. In a 2013 global survey, it came out as the most homopho...
August 22, 2018
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‘I have to be open about being gay’: Guinea-Bissau’s LGBTQ community
The relative acceptance of LGBTQ people in Guinea-Bissau stands in contrast to the strict laws and social conventions in neighboring West African countries.
July 10, 2018
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VIDEO: Malian LGBT Activist Finds Refuge in France
In his home country, a young man known only as "Louis" was persecuted for his sexual orientation. So he fled his native Mali in search of a new, more tolerant home. With help from an association called Welcome Refugees, he met a couple who agreed to host him in Paris. VOA's Arash Arabasadi has more on Louis' search for a new life.
June 28, 2018
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LGBT Communities in E. Africa Fight for Rights, Recognition
Eastern part of continent in avant-garde when it comes to struggle for sexual minority rights, either limited or nonexistent in most African countries
June 01, 2018
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For South African gay star, defiance is key to survival
It was the level of hate from his own Xhosa community that took South African gay artist Nakhane by surprise.He never expected to face death threats for playing a man in a same-sex relationship in a movie, "The Wound", which unfolds in the secret world of a Xhosa male initiation ceremony - but it was the setting that appeared to anger people the most.
April 27, 2018
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Kenya Bans LGBT Love Story ‘Rafiki’ Ahead of Cannes Premiere
Kenyan authorities have banned Wanuri Kahiu’s “Rafiki” (Friend), an LGBT love story which will have its world premiere in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard next month. Kahiu announced the decision Friday morning, saying she was “incredibly disappointed” during an appearance on the “Morning Express” wake-up show on Kenyan network KTN. “Unfortunately, ou...
April 27, 2018
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Nakhane: 'For as long as I need to, I'm going to talk about being a gay artist'
The South African actor stars in The Wound, a film that mixes an intimate portrayal of a gay relationship with the Xhosa tribe’s initiation rites. It won plenty of awards, but the 30-year-old faced a dark backlash
April 13, 2018
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LGBT Activists Plan First-Ever Pride March in Swaziland
The activists hope to win over some hearts and minds by holding a Pride march and festival in June.
April 13, 2018
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Gay Kenyans sense they may be on the brink of a historic legal triumph
The decriminalization of gay sex in Kenya would be a landmark in African history.
April 03, 2018
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In Kenya and Botswana, Activists Hope to Turn Judges Into LGBT Allies
Activists in Kenya and Botswana are pursuing legal challenges to laws that criminalize same-sex sexual acts. The cases reflect growing enthusiasm for the use of so-called strategic litigation to promote the human rights of sexual minorities. But regardless of how the courts decide, the tactic comes with risks.
March 23, 2018
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Gay flag rises at Tshwane City Hall
For the first time ever, the gay flag was raised at the Tshwane City Hall on Human Rights day.
March 21, 2018
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LGBT-Themed ‘The Wound’ Back in South African Cinemas Per Court Ruling
Oscar short-listed LGBT film “The Wound” returned to South African theaters weeks after its local release was cut short by an adult rating.
March 09, 2018
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LGBT Ugandans Plan First Pride Since Brutal 2016 Crackdown
Isaac Mugisha, co-ordinator of Pride Uganda, tells The Daily Beast he is confident an event will be held, without a crackdown by authorities. Indeed, he wants their stated support.
March 06, 2018
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Nigerian writer launches LGBT visibility campaign
Ude, an award-winning Nigerian activist, and writer have just launched a campaign tagged #HowIResist which is aimed at promoting LGBT visibility within the society and to affirm how resilient LGBT persons are even in the face of deep oppression an
March 05, 2018
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A writer’s account of transitioning and transcending gender shows being trans is not un-African
It is rare, if ever, that trans Africans get to write their own story. Author Akweake Emezi not only told the story of her transition, she forces readers to consider that there is yet another dimension to the contemporary understanding of gender—one that is couched in African spirituality. “My surgeries were a bridge acros
January 21, 2018
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Ghana: Discrimination, Violence against LGBT People
Having a law on the books that criminalizes adult consensual same-sex conduct contributes to a climate in which LGBT people are frequently victims of violence and discrimination.
January 08, 2018
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This gay rights singer is fighting homophobia with dance
"How can it be possible that loving someone of the same gender can end your life?"
December 13, 2017
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Umlilo and Whyt Lyon celebrate homo-erotica in fierce ‘DL Boi’ Music Video
Queer expression is seldomly represented in popular main-stream South African culture. Avant-garde music artists Umlilo and Whyt Lyon (from Stash Crew) have joined forces to break this cultural erasure and inject it with their catchy, homo-erotic dance track – “DL Boi”. The duo have elicited the help of some of Joburg’s fiercest queer talent to create a dance music video ex...
November 29, 2017
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Hong Kong Confidential: Episode 13: The Accidental Activist
Kamoga Hassan is the founder of the Queer Kampala International Film Festival (QUEERKIFF), the first and only LGBTIQ festival in Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal. Kamoga is a human rights activist and he is passionate about making a difference in a country where people can be driven out of their homes, arrested or even killed for their sexuality. Kamoga talks about his life as a gay man in U...
November 28, 2017
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Robin Meets... Steven Smith, Mr BEARFEST 2017
The 4th Annual BEARFEST 2017 will be taking place from 8 to 11 December 2017 at the “Castle Inn Resort, Plot 14, Boekenhoutskloof, Cullinan in South Africa. In amongst the packed schedule is the crowning of Mr BEARFEST 2018. I had the pleasure of meeting the reigning Mr BEARFEST, Steven Smith, for a quick chat …
November 22, 2017
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Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys
It was a life-changing moment for Daniels when five police officers in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago. Legislation against gay marriage and same-sex unions was passed in early 2014, reinforcing existing laws on homosexuality.
November 20, 2017
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LGBT rights and health on the African continent
The recent decriminalization of homosexuality in Mozambique has not made it easier for LGBT advocacy groups to support these populations within the country.
November 14, 2017
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