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Ava DuVernay to be honoured with the Excellence in Media Award for intersectional advocacy at 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today announced that filmmaker, director and screenwriter Ava DuVernay will be honoured at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York at the New York Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 5, 2018. GLAAD previously announced that Samira Wiley will receive the Vito Russo Award for her… Read More Ava DuVernay to be honoured with the Excellence in Media Award for intersectional advocacy at 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York

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Theresa May ‘deeply regrets’ the UK’s anti-gay colonial laws

Following various petitions and protests from many groups urging the British Prime Minister to apologise for the UK’s anti-gay colonial laws, Theresa May told 53 leaders of various commonwealth states at their annual summit, that she “deeply regrets” the laws. May said the laws were wrong then and are wrong now. They were passed during… Read More Theresa May ‘deeply regrets’ the UK’s anti-gay colonial laws

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Album of Reimagined Love Songs for the LGBTQ Community Features Artistic Vision of Kele Okereke among others

MGM Resorts International announced the release of UNIVERSAL LOVE, a collection of reimagined wedding songs for the LGBTQ community, celebrating the enduring and overwhelming power of love and music to unite. UNIVERSAL LOVE offers six newly recorded versions of iconic love songs that give same-sex couples a soundtrack for their own love stories and feature pronouns… Read More Album of Reimagined Love Songs for the LGBTQ Community Features Artistic Vision of Kele Okereke among others

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Cover Star: Nigerian-Swedish Photographer, Mikael Owunna

Mikael Owunna is a Nigerian-Swedish artist and photographer whose work centres around questions of identity, being and place. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he is a two-time Fulbright scholar whose projects: I am Atayal!, Limit(less) and Infinite Essence – have collectively exhibited in Asia, Europe and North America and been featured in media ranging from The… Read More Cover Star: Nigerian-Swedish Photographer, Mikael Owunna

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Queer Film ‘Rafiki’ will be the First Kenyan Feature to Screen at Cannes

Wanuri Kahiu’s feature film ‘Rafiki’ will be the first Kenyan feature to Screen at Cannes Film Festival. It is a love story about Kena and Ziki who live in a housing estate in Nairobi. The girls are unlikely friends and their fathers are rivaling politicians. When they fall in love and the community find out,… Read More Queer Film ‘Rafiki’ will be the First Kenyan Feature to Screen at Cannes

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Activists from North Africa and the Middle East share their stories in ‘No Longer Alone’

The Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality have released a new video series titled ‘No Longer Alone.’ It features LGBT activists in Arabic speaking countries speaking on their journey to self acceptance how they build their movements. Be inspired.   The video series is accompanied by a new 75-page report by… Read More Activists from North Africa and the Middle East share their stories in ‘No Longer Alone’

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Uganda’s MPs want anti-gay bill reintroduced in Parliament

Members of Uganda’s parliament want to reintroduce the antigay bill that was deemed unconstitutional in 2014. This comes after the MPs moved a motion to praise the speaker Rebecca Kadaga for “upholding cultural values” and speaking against LGBT issues at the March Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference. She added that Uganda will withdraw from the Union if they… Read More Uganda’s MPs want anti-gay bill reintroduced in Parliament

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Lena Waithe, This is Us, Britney Spears among honourees at the 29th GLAAD Media Awards

Award winning actress, producer and screenwriter Lena Waithe was among GLAAD Media Award recipients that were announced in 12 of this year’s 25 media categories at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Waithe won the award for Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character) for the Master of None episode titled “Thanksgiving.”… Read More Lena Waithe, This is Us, Britney Spears among honourees at the 29th GLAAD Media Awards