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Akwaeke Emezi’s ‘Freshwater’ to be developed into a TV series by FX

Freshwater is heading to the small screen. Variety is reporting that FX is currently developing a series that is based on the critically acclaimed debut novel of Akwaeke Emezi. According to the site, the series will focus on Ada, a Nigerian student in her final year of college who finds out that she has three… Read More Akwaeke Emezi’s ‘Freshwater’ to be developed into a TV series by FX

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Kenyan author and LGBT Rights activist, Binyavanga Wainaina passes away at 48

Critically acclaimed Kenyan author and LGBT Rights activist, Binyavanga Wainaina is dead. He was 48 years old. His family confirmed the news to local media in Kenya and reports say he died at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi on the night of Tuesday, May 22. He had suffered a stroke before in November 2015.… Read More Kenyan author and LGBT Rights activist, Binyavanga Wainaina passes away at 48

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Disney+ might be remaking ‘Love, Simon’ into a TV Series

Awarded winner of the Outstanding Film category at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards, and Comedy Movie of 2018 by Teen Choice Awards amongst many others, ‘Love, Simon’ is a 2018 American romantic teen comedy-drama centred on Simon Spier (acted by Nick Robinson), a 17-year old closeted gay high school boy. In the movie, Simon is… Read More Disney+ might be remaking ‘Love, Simon’ into a TV Series

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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