Founded by Chibuihe Achimba and Romeo Oriogun, the intention of Kabaka Magazine is simple; to Amplify Queer Voices in African Literature. Its name gotten from gay 19th-century monarch Kabaka Mwanga II, Kabaka Magazine believes that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex lives are part of the African experience and culture. As such LGBTQI literature is… Read More Kabaka Magazine is amplifying Queer Voices in African Literature
Multi-award winning Director of Empire, The Butler and Precious — among several others — Lee Daniels plans to bring a gay superhero to our screens. His star, Dremon Cooper popularly addressed as SuperBitch is a heel wearing, 19-year-old Instagram sensation who showcases incredible martial art skills on the street of Southeast D.C. Lee Daniels made… Read More Film and Television Writer, Lee Daniels might be making a gay superhero film with Backflipping Sensation, Dremon Cooper
Described by Wikipedia as a Puerto Rican trap musician, the first openly gay Latin trap artist and popularly known for his gender non-conforming looks and his debut video Soy Asi (I’m Like This), which has amassed more than over 700 thousand YouTube views (at the time of this report), Kevin Fret aged 24 has been… Read More 24 year old Latin Trap Artist, Kevin Fret shot dead in Puerto Rico
Many LGBT+ people in Uganda and other Eastern Africa countries face unbelievable discrimination and violence, forcing them to flee their homes and seek refuge in a neighbouring country. They can end up stuck in impoverished and homophobic refugee camps or unwelcoming cities for years, with very little resources or help. Transgender refugees often face additional… Read More The Refugee Coalition of East Africa is raising funds to empower LGBT+ refugees
The Ake Festival is one of Nigeria’s foremost literary events that focuses on arts, literature and culture. Themed ‘Fantastical Futures,’ the 2018 edition is focusing on a reimagined African future while examine discussions around governance, gender and sexuality, literacy and education, health and well-being. One of the discussions was titled ‘The Fear of Queer’ and… Read More Watch ‘The Fear of Queer’ Panel Discussion at the 2018 Ake Festival
LGBT storytelling definitely hasn’t always been progressive but this year has packed a library full of honorable mentions and buckets full of tears. While the mainstream movie industries in Africa are shying away from featuring LGBT characters and storylines, we are proud to have the likes of Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki and TIER’s ‘We Don’t Live… Read More Our top LGBT shows and movies of 2018 (So Far).
The Order of Nature is a story about a green-eyed American man who accepted a teaching placement in the Gambia right out of college, thrusting him out of his middle-class life of privilege into a world he quite was not prepared for. Andrew is the perfect kid; smart, sensitive and well-rounded but he also had… Read More Book Review: The Order of Nature by Josh Scheinert
Chike Frankie Edozien has a won a Lammy! The Nigerian author and journalist took home the Lambda Literary Award’s Gay Memoir/Biography Prize for his book, Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man. Edozien’s book is one of the few memoirs about living as a Nigerian gay man and was released to critical… Read More Chike Frankie Edozien wins Lambda Literary Award for ‘Lives of Great Men’
The Nigerian LGBT community as been buzzing with excitement since The Initiative for Equal Rights announced their latest audio visual contribution to changing the narrative. The feature film was written by the eclectic Nigerian born transgender woman; Noni Salma (formerly known as Habeeb Babatunde Lawal) and directed by award winning filmmaker; Tope Oshin. And it… Read More Watch the trailer for ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’, A new LGBT feature film by TIERs.
I picked up Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien last week after waiting for a while to lay my hands on it. I had planned to read more nonfiction in 2018 and Memoirs remain my favorite sub-genre, so it was exciting to delve into this book. Also as a gay man I was… Read More Book Review: Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien