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Danez Smith Performs Dear White America at the 2018 Lagos International Poetry Festival

Critically renowned poet Danez Smith was at the 2018 edition of the Lagos International Poetry Festival. The queer American poet whose poetry collection won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry performed ‘Dear White America.’ The poem tackles racial issues in the United States and is a call to action for justice in America. Watch… Read More Danez Smith Performs Dear White America at the 2018 Lagos International Poetry Festival

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African Queer Youth Initiative stands in solidarity with Tanzania’s LGBT Community

It has been a week of hiding for members of Tanzania’s LGBT community after the regional governor Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, openly announced that he will arrest people suspected of being gay. He made this known to newsmen in the city, adding that a team has been created to track and detain gay people. Since… Read More African Queer Youth Initiative stands in solidarity with Tanzania’s LGBT Community

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International LGBTQ students can apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2019-2020 academic year in the United States are encouraged to apply online for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation (Point) is America’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit and currently is providing financial assistance and programmatic support… Read More International LGBTQ students can apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship

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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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South Africa’s LGBT community demands Cape Town hate pastor be jailed

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) South Africans are calling for the Cape Town High Court to take action against hate pastor Oscar Bougardt for flagrantly contravening a hate speech court order. A petition, launched just a few days ago, has seen more than 2,600 people signing up to demand that the preacher be jailed… Read More South Africa’s LGBT community demands Cape Town hate pastor be jailed