By Annonymous I recall packing for a trip when my heterosexual male friend reminded me, jokingly, to pack my vibrator. In a state of excitement ( because of the kind reminder) I dashed into my bedroom and pulled out my tiny purple vibrator – a birthday present from two naughty friends. This purple vibrator has […]
By Q Petros Does race make me stand out? Does gender make me stand out? Does profession make me stand out? The questions will go on and on and on, but what makes you stand out what makes me stand out? All the success in my life, achievements, good deeds are all being overshadowed, deprived […]
A moment ago we put out a call to start a conversation about how Afro-Queer Women understand, experience and deal with HIV/Aids. Below are some of the snippets African LGBTQI women gave us. All responses were submitted anonymously through the HOLAA HIV/Aids submission form We hope that by reading some of these responses you too […]
By Dee Close Last night I argued about sexuality, or rather the complexity of sexuality. Trying to put forth that nothing is fluid or linear and depending on a person, sexuality can be akin to the strength of a lattice with thousands of connections. Adversely, to another, sexuality crumbles under duress, just like the human […]
By Kagure Dear Family, This is one of those letters. Where you don’t know where to start because you’re scared that to start this will spell the end of something else. Normalcy for one. The way you view me for another.
By Kagure Apparently I have worse gaydar than the homophobes in my family. This is not something I am willing to take very lightly. Twice in one holiday I have been sitting in my cocoon of self knowledge only to be told by two separate family members that they have known for ages that I […]