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A very African queerness
A very African queerness
There was a time when the conversation around homosexuality in Africa elicited immediate responses such as “unAfrican”, “deviant” or “an...
Learning to live my truth as a gay person
Learning to live my truth as a gay person
I have fond memories of my childhood. The majority of these are awakened by songs I listen to or by walking past the animal-like biscuits in the...
Being a mensch first, Edwin-style
Being a mensch first, Edwin-style
I think Edwin fancies his gaydar as being pretty accurate. He is also a master at not openly displaying any private assumptions he might be holding...
Where Kenya leads on queer rights, the rest of Africa must follow
Where Kenya leads on queer rights, the rest of Africa must follow
In February, Kenya’s high court delayed the eagerly-awaited ruling. While across the world many looked forward to a definitive ruling on the...
Freedom comes at the cost of love
Freedom comes at the cost of love
Close on five years into his forced conscription into the Syrian army, bombs smashed into the military base in the city of Deir ez-Zor, where Fadi...
Kenyan court due to rule on decriminalising same-sex relations
Kenyan court due to rule on decriminalising same-sex relations
Kenya's High Court is on Friday expected to deliver a long-awaited ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise same-sex...
First black woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote
First black woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote
Chicago on Tuesday became the biggest United States city to elect a black woman its mayor, as voters put their faith in an openly-gay political...
A lone gay man says 'enough' to hate rapes in Cape wheatlands
A lone gay man says 'enough' to hate rapes in Cape wheatlands
Marchillino Ambraal is not particularly in the mood for eating. He has had no appetite since what he refers to as “die voorvalle [the incidents]”. We are in a coffee shop near the Western Cape town of Ceres....
Queer rights battle is a fight for the right to religious belief
Queer rights battle is a fight for the right to religious belief
A Goliathan battle is under way inside the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) to shape the ethics and values on which it imagines its future, and the...
Tanzania steps up fight against queer rights
Tanzania steps up fight against queer rights
“Everyone is afraid. We’re all afraid. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Nobody knows.”
The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
“We know where your children go to school. We are going to rape your daughters and turn your boys into homosexuals if you don’t stop defending...
​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
‘When I entered the examination room, the doctor asked me to go on the examination bed and take off my trousers … I said no, so the doctor...

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