Getting It Right: LGBT women and HIV/AIDS

By Tatenda Muranda Post-colonial Africa has become an exciting space for LGBT activism because of the vast possibilities for change. Within the African regional human rights system there is no explicit recognition of the right to non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but this has not stopped African LGBT movements from making headway in […]
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What is Lesbian Now?

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By Kagure Mugo You try to tell her about Foucault and “theories of identity,”  but she asks if Foucault is your husband. Suddenly all those hours spent in a lecture hall doing gender courses seem powerless against the sheer titanium force that is the gates of her mind, a mind tempered by 80-plus years of […]
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HOLAA Loves: Proudly Malawian (Anthology of malawian queer women’s stories)

By HOLAA ed A book full of the stories of Malawaian lesbian and gender non-conforming individuals. What could be better than that? The anthology has been described as: ‘a  ground-breaking collection brings together the life stories of eleven lesbian, bisexual and gender-nonconforming Malawians. Told in the contributors’ own words, these powerful narratives shed light on a […]
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Pre-conference to the African Regional Seminar on finding practical solutions for addressing violence and discrimination against persons based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (storify)

Here are some of the online conversations that were had during the first pre-conference for the regional seminar addressing violence and discrimination against persons. For more storifies click here. [View the story “PRE-CONFERENCE TO THE AFRICA REGIONAL SEMINAR FOR ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS BASED ON…” on Storify]
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‘Same Love Remix’- First Kenyan LGBTI video banned for being immoral

By Kagure Mugo The ‘first homosexual music video’ in Kenya, depicting same sex couples and relationships was banned by the Kenya Film and Classification Board. The video Same Love Remix, an African take on the popular song Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was banned on ‘moral grounds’, an announcement which was made via the organisations twitter […]
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