Ghana Feminisms – Described as a site that houses ‘modernized Indigenous feminism from the Ghanaian soul’ Ghana feminisms was born in 2015 out of the need for a space that addressed Ghanaian feminism specifically.
The Spread Podcast– A Sex positive podcast that is incredible. Incredible.
Adventures from The Bedrooms of African Women– What are women doing between the sheets, on the kitchen counter, in international conference spaces and possibly on the bathroom floor? Are African women having good sex despite the moans that fill the night sky. Adventures will tell you.
Kenyan Queer Questions– A Podcast hosted by A weekly podcast hosted by @immahreid and @oluoch answering all your questions about gay, lesbian and queer people. #KenyanQueerQuestions
Q-Zine– A bilingual (English and French) quarterly online magazine by, for and about LGBTI and queer Africans and allies.
The Adventures of Cosmic Yoruba and her flying machines too – Just a weird Nigerian woman trying to navigate this world. A beautiful and thoughtful site that explores the present and historical lives of African women.
Sister speak237– In 2014 Comfort Mussa, a seasoned and celebrated journalist from Cameroon, set up Sister237 in order to bring women’s issues to the table and discuss taboo topics usually kept under wraps.
Mon Pi Mon– Mon pi Mon translates to Women for Women in the Acholi language, and that is what this site is all about: Ugandan Women and their everyday experiences.
Thursday Space – Thursday’s Space is taking on the silence cloaking some issues pertaining to women head on. Started by Patricia, the platform sought to take on everything from religion to culture to street harassment.
Her Zimbabwe – The tag line for this is ‘Her Voice, Her revolution’, Her Zimbabwe documents the untold stories of Zimbabwean women’s lives and their histories.
The Wide Margin– A quarterly collection of feminist essays from the African continent.
Ms Afropolitan– This is an award-winning, pan-African blog ‘MsAfropolitan’ started in 2010. Written by the intoxicatingly beautiful Minna Salami this blog has been described as a ‘game changer’ and tackles everything from sexual revolutions, to literature to politics.
Black Lesbian Love Lab – An amazing site celebrating black lesbian relationships
Melanin as Love– A blog by @mbongomuffin looking at what African feminisms look like. She describes herself as a ‘Nail artist. Avid dreamer. Deaf human rights enthusiast. Sexual health aficionado. Reckless optimist. Beer drinker. Rookie feminist. My crown too heavy.’
Musings of An African Woman– a blog chronicling all things Kuukua who is a trans-disciplinary artist who dabbles in African dance, African cooking and nonfiction writing. Kuukua is proud to be an African woman and a politically queer woman of color.
Diary of a Naija Dyke – a look into the life and times of a ‘Big Gay’ living in Nigeria. Random thought of a Naija Girl Who Likes Girls.
Inkanysio – Inkanyiso was conceptualised by visual activist Zanele Muholi in 2006. The first thing that every reader should think of when entering this platform is Queer Activism = Queer Media. A flexible and unique source of information for art advocacy.
Zethumat – Blog by Zethu Matebeni, a huge hero of HOLAA and an expert on gender and sexualities in Africa. Read and feel how your brain doubles in size. Slightly unsettling but good for you.
Gay Ghana – Really great site for gay Ghanaians but good reads and fun things for all Africans. We suggest you join their online community too.
Queer Alliance Nigeria – Has been very quiet lately, but lots of interesting reading material.
Elixher – all things empowering, thought-provoking, and pertinent to Black queer and trans women and non-binary people. You’ll find news, uplifting profiles, local events, political commentary, personal reflections, and more. – See more at: http://elixher.com/about/#sthash.d2eNCOeW.dpuf
The Mind of Eboni Sade – Poetry, insight and gorgeous art work.
Naija_boi -“i am Naija through and through. Naija born. i am queer or same-gender-loving. i am an artist, filmmaker, performer and organizer. i am gender non-conforming”
Buwa Mosadi – Another must-follow, regularly updated with great interviews and information for queer lady Africans. Focus on trends, fashion, music, current affairs, art, poetry, photography, film and writing. Ok, they cover everything. Go read. Now.
Pink Tongue – The online version of Cape Town’s first and only monthly community newspaper for the colourful and diverse gay community. Strong gay boy orientation.
Black Girl Dangerous – “Black Girl Dangerous seeks to, in as many ways possible, amplify the voices, experiences and expressions of queer and trans* people of color.”
Spectra Speaks – Spectra is an award-winning Nigerian writer, women’s rights activist, new media consultant, and philanthropist. She is the voice behind the afrofeminist media blog, Spectra Speaks (www.spectraspeaks.com), which publishes news, opinions, and personal stories about gender, media, and diversity as they pertain to Africa and the Diaspora.
DykeRoad – A HOLAA firm favorite.
Queer B.O.I.S. – “Queer B.O.I.S. promotes and provides visibility to self-identified bois, butches, tomboys, studs, transmen, androgynous and masculine of centered women in the LGBT community.”
Effing Dykes – The tag line is: “YOUR GIRL GAYDAR SUCKS. LET ME HELP YOU”
Nikki’s Diary – A 20-something year old gay female living in Nairobi. This blog is a collection of incidents in her life.
Dorothy Surrenders A seriously funny and extremely well-written gay gal’s guide to pop culture with lots and lots of pictures of hot women. A must.
The Crunk Feminist Collective – “The Crunk Feminist Collective (CFC) will create a space of support and camaraderie for hip hop generation feminists of color, queer and straight, in the academy and without, by building a rhetorical community, in which we can discuss our ideas, express our crunk feminist selves, fellowship with one another, debate and challenge one another, and support each other, as we struggle together to articulate our feminist goals, ideas, visions, and dreams in ways that are both personally and professionally beneficial.”
Queerlife – South African LGBT online magazine.
BiDyke – Her intro explains why it’s so much fun to disappear into this one “Hi ^_^ My name is Shiri. I’m an activist and writer residing in Tel Aviv, Israel/Occupied Palestine. My identities include: bisexual, genderqueer, feminist, anarchist, Mizrahi (Arabic Jew), disabled/chronically ill, vegan, geek, metalhead and crazy cat lady.”
The Rape Crisis Blog
What every girl should know – So much fun with a good mix of the serious in-between.
Full Frontal Activism – Great blog by an intersex activist who “is sick and tired of the lack of mainstream awareness about intersex people, conditions and issues.” If you are not already outraged (and you really, REALLY should be) by the way intersex people are treated, you will be after reading this blog. So well-written, so informative.
Derailing for Dummies – Haven’t read anything else on this blog but this particular post is golden. On how to deal with people who insist on knowing better than you about your own issues.
Dissent Magazine – A quarterly on politics and culture.