Queer: Irie for the Straight Gyal

By Sibongile Oageng K For most of my Life, Queerness was never a concept I associated with myself. It was always something with which I was familiar, yet comfortably detached. I was an ally, safely fighting from behind the wings but never on the brightly lit stage for everyone to see. This way, I wasn’t personally […]
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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

Still from video- Same Love Remix
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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