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Ghana’s president talks about upholding his Christian values and saying no to same-sex marriage.

There has been a lot of negative focus on gay rights in Ghana and hope was earlier introduced when the President previously said the country was “bound” to decriminalize homosexuality eventually. Unfortunately it appears that his stance has bowed to religious pressure as a recent speech by president Nana Akufo-Addo, delivered to the 2018 Synod… Read More Ghana’s president talks about upholding his Christian values and saying no to same-sex marriage.

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Meet the Ugandan Trans athlete taking LGBTQ sports representation to the next level.

The 2018 Gay Games in Paris is already off to a record setting start and Uganda’s Jay Mulucha is at the helm of the experience. Playing point guard for Uganda with a team he called ‘The Sisters’, a group of athletes from around the world coming together to compete for gold. Jay Mulucha, a trans… Read More Meet the Ugandan Trans athlete taking LGBTQ sports representation to the next level.

Op-Ed

Taleeb Omari: Gay Sex is Valid

Concerning arguments on social media platforms (Facebook, especially) about the rights and lifestyle choices of LGBT+ people in Ghana, and any other place for that matter, I have noticed that a lot of the people who aren’t for it are quick to build their arguments around how ‘unnatural’ and ‘disgusting’ they think sexual activities between… Read More Taleeb Omari: Gay Sex is Valid

Community, News

Presidential aspirant; Fela Durotoye unmasks his homophobia while talking to Falz & Laila ‘On the Couch’.

Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election is 7 months away and a lot of the attention has been fixed on the younger Presidential aspirants. Taking his place on the growing list of aspirants and making his political debut is newcomer; Mr Fela Durotoye running under the Alliance for New Nigeria, he joined Laila and Falz to discuss… Read More Presidential aspirant; Fela Durotoye unmasks his homophobia while talking to Falz & Laila ‘On the Couch’.

News, Pop Culture

Taylor Bennett speaks on Coming Out as Bisexual, Homophobia in Hip-Hop and his new EP ‘Be Yourself’ on The Breakfast Club

American rapper Taylor Bennett was a guest on The Breakfast Show to promote his new EP ‘Be Yourself’ and he opened up on his decision to come out as bisexual on Twitter. The Hip Hop artiste, who is also the younger brother of popular rapper Chance the Rapper shared on how his family received the news… Read More Taylor Bennett speaks on Coming Out as Bisexual, Homophobia in Hip-Hop and his new EP ‘Be Yourself’ on The Breakfast Club

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Watch Bisi Alimi narrate how things fell apart for him after he came out.

Nigerian gay rights activist, public speaker, blog writer and HIV/LGBT advocate; Bisi Alimi, gained international attention when he became the first Nigerian to come out of the closet on television in 2004 as a guest on Funmi Iyanda’s show New Dawn with Funmi, a talk show on NTA. 14 years later he talks about his life as a gay man and how things went… Read More Watch Bisi Alimi narrate how things fell apart for him after he came out.

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Russia cracks down on LGBTQ rights again by arresting activists in St. Petersburg.

It is no secret that 2018 FIFA world cup host; Russia is one worst places for LGBTQ persons as homosexuality has been considered a crime until 1993. Being gay was considered a mental illness until 1999 in Russia.  Anti-gay hate crimes have reportedly doubled in recent years and over the weekend a group of about 60 LGBTQ… Read More Russia cracks down on LGBTQ rights again by arresting activists in St. Petersburg.

Community

#TRTExclusive: Dewy Oputa speaks on coming out and LGBT representation in Nigeria.

‘Coming out’ stories have helped propel gay rights issues internationally as we’ve seen in the case of Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Jodie Forster, Frank Ocean and many others. Even though there are a lot of inspiring stories in the community, celebrity coming out stories make more impact because they bring more focus to the issues.… Read More #TRTExclusive: Dewy Oputa speaks on coming out and LGBT representation in Nigeria.

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Drag Race Royalty; Bebe Zahara Benet talks about returning to Cameroon this year.

CAMEROOOOOOOON Rupaul’s Drag Race season 1 winner and AllStar season 3 finalist; BeBe Zahara Benet has revealed she hopes to visit her birth place; Cameroon this year. She revealed this in an interview with Gay Star News and she talked about the last time she went to the motherland, her family/friends there and the current political… Read More Drag Race Royalty; Bebe Zahara Benet talks about returning to Cameroon this year.