Five HIV and LGBTI activists successfully escape conviction for homosexuality in Cameroon. The Police arrested the five men who work for the HIV and LGBTI rights organization Avenir Jeune de l’Ouest (Youthful Future of the West), last month. Like many other African countries, Cameroon is considered one of the worst places in the world to be LGBTI.… Read More LGBTI activists arrested in Cameron get released but are ordered to take anal exams.
In the spirit of practicing what you preach, Brooklyn-based rapper; Jay Boogie has announced her transition. Known for using music to advocate for a life positivism, confidence and acceptance as seen on the albums; Allure, My H.O.E., and her most recent release; Jesus Loves Me Too, she continues to spark conversation and raise awareness. In… Read More Jay Boogie announces transition and new names.
It’s no secret that homosexuality is generally frowned upon by Africans, with South Africa being the only country on the continent where same-sex marriage is allowed. Besides Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Mozambique and Rwanda where it is legal without guaranteed protections, homosexuality is illegal in the rest of Africa. However the facts didn’t stop LGBT couples… Read More Africans react to the #FineQueerCouples trend on Twitter.
While gay rights activists are celebrating after a Kenyan court recently ruled that subjecting suspected gay men to forced anal testing was illegal, there is still a lot of work to be done in support of LGBT rights in Kenya. And LGBTI refugees in Kenya’s Kakuma Camp can attest to that fact as they have been… Read More Help needed in Kenya as LGBT refugees suffer continuous attacks with no help from the Government or Police.
The last time we meet, he gives me his shirt to mend for him as an alibi, asks me to not to make too much noise (as usual) when we go to wash up in the bathroom, and keeps a straight face when he walks me out the gate. This isn’t news, it happens to… Read More Dismantling The Scandal Perspective
GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in the remainder of this year’s categories for the 29th edition. Ross Mathews hosted the event and Melissa Etheridge and Adam Lambert opened the show with a duet to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of Etheridge’s breakthrough album YES I AM by performing an unforgettable new arrangement of her… Read More Ava DuVernay, Samira Wiley, and Gloria Carter receive honors at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
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.
Viceland’s new series; My House, is a blessing seriously overdue, coming almost 30 years after ‘Paris is Burning’. The docu-series takes viewers inside New York’s queer vogue ballroom scene as it follows queer dancers Tati 007, Alex Mugler, Jelani Mizrahi, Lolita Balenciaga, and Relish Milan as they overcome personal challenges and prepare for competitions while ballroom… Read More Nneka Onuorah’s “My House” celebrates New York’s queer vogue ballroom culture
Openly gay Kenyan writer and The 2002 Caine Prize winner for African Writing; Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina has proposed to his long-term Nigerian partner. The acclaimed African literary giant and founder of the Nairobi-based journal Kwani, broke the news via social media where he added that they will be living in South Africa where his Nigerian born… Read More #LOVEWINS: Binyavanga Wainaina is set to marry his long-term Nigerian partner.
Still in the aftermath of Theresa May’s plea to commonwealth leader for a general reform and a support system for the LGBT community in Africa. The Ghanaian Times took to a torch bearing frenzy in a bid to blindly shut down any hopes for a society where LGBT youths are free from violence and discrimination.… Read More The Ghanaian Times make a seriously blind argument in support of LGBT discrimination.