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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Duplicity pt. II: The juggle

By Ali D. Collins  Part  I  of Duplicity and the rest of the Duplicity series appears here every Friday. “Alright, Sgt. Michaels buzz me if you need me. Get some rest, okay?” I say to my patient then leave her room. As I close my patient’s door, I see Cindy at the front desk deliberating with another head nurse. Despite […]
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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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Revolving Door

By Aisha Ali Haji She looked at her phone as it lit up, slowly inhaling the cigarette in her hand. It was the only light in the dark room. She was sitting at the edge of the bed, her feet hanging on the side. There was an ashtray next to her and every few seconds […]
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