HOLAA loves: Hope and Cathy

HOLAAfrica, HOLAA, Black women, LGBTIQ, Africa, LGBT Africa
Sometimes we are nosy and want a peek into the relationships and lives of others. So we asked Hope and Cathy about their interesting relationship after we stumbled on it online. They had this to say about this love and relationship: My girlfriend and I have been together for the last 20 months, after we met […]
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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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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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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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