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India records progress with Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ movie

Released on the first of February, “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga …” (“When I Saw That Girl, I Felt …”) is Bollywood’s first LGBT+ mainstream film and one focused on lesbian romance. The transgender writer, Gazal Dhaliwal says she “feels responsible for telling LGBT+ stories”. “I have lived this life. I felt responsible… Read More India records progress with Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ movie

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Olumide Makanjuola and Jude Dibia team up on soon-to-be-released book; Queer Men’s Narrative

Queer Literature, Nigerian Queer Literature to be specific is finally gaining ground. From Frank Edozien’s Lives of Great Men to She called me Woman and shorter anthologies from Brittle paper and Kabaka Republic, the future is bright for Queer literature in Nigeria (Even if we say so ourselves). As part of publicity for their upcoming… Read More Olumide Makanjuola and Jude Dibia team up on soon-to-be-released book; Queer Men’s Narrative

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Kabaka Magazine is amplifying Queer Voices in African Literature

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

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Film and Television Writer, Lee Daniels might be making a gay superhero film with Backflipping Sensation, Dremon Cooper

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

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24 year old Latin Trap Artist, Kevin Fret shot dead in Puerto Rico

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

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The Refugee Coalition of East Africa is raising funds to empower LGBT+ refugees

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

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Watch ‘The Fear of Queer’ Panel Discussion at the 2018 Ake Festival

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

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Our top LGBT shows and movies of 2018 (So Far).

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).

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Chike Frankie Edozien wins Lambda Literary Award for ‘Lives of Great Men’

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’