Decolonizing queerness: Reflections on the Queer African Revolution

HOLAA, IDAHOT, LGBT Africa, Lesotho
By Gabriel Hoosain Khan This is a long reflection on decolonizing ‪‎queer ‪activism in ‪Africa. I was lucky to spend quite a bit of time at the 2016 Pan Africa Regional LGBTI Conference for Joburg, ‪(#‎PAI2016) conference hosted by Pan Africa ‪ILGA and ‪Iranti Org. Congratulations to the parties for putting it together because it was so amazing to connect with activist and organisations from […]
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It was easier to get her naked than I expected. We saw a late movie and decided to share a cab because it was dark. I lived closer to the cinema so we directed the taxi to mine. I was nervous and very turned on. We hadn’t kissed yet but I could tell that the […]
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by Mxtrx N And two years later. No one, least of all us, Could ever imagine, We would lay here The moon illuminating your room Soft sounds fill your room  You touch me like you want to soak me in Like you’re remembering And relearning. Connecting. Black bodies Queer bodies. Soft bodies Eye contact and heavy […]
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What is ecstasy?

By Martians Alive To taste that sweet upon sweet; candy syrupiness; honey succulent; sickly-sweetness, when my penchant for kisses slowly caressing your chocolate skin conquers my being. To feel that quiver as it runs through your perfect body when my slender finger grazes your skin, As my strong tongue torments your nipples in my mouth […]
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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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She keeps me warm

Love, Poetry, HOLAAfrica
By Atieno Sylvia Fingers interlocked with mine, Heart seemed to breathe out a sigh. I doubt I’d ever been this happy before. Few words spoken, But our hearts beat as one. I turn to look at the one I want to spend a lifetime with. My love. My life. *leave a comment on the post, […]
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Public Pride. Private Shame.

HOLAA, Johburg Peoples Pride
By Lerato We walked through Hillbrow. The sun, a merciless reminder of the harsh reality of our existence. We were defiant. Some of us more tired than defiant, but relentless. Nevertheless. It took a lot for this march to come together. The organisers of the Johannesburg People’s Pride (JPP) had their fair share of gremlins, […]
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