Supporting the LGBTIQA+ community involves more than merely putting rainbows on clothes
While constitutionally protected, the LGBTQIA+ community is being failed by the state
Kenyan students who are presumed to be gay are often kicked out of school, but queer activists are putting this practice on notice
If to be ‘normal’ is to be Western European, North American, male, white, middle class, able bodied and heterosexual, then all our attempts at normativity fail
Full to the point of rupture, Touch still leaves the reader yearning for more
Cultural productions give voice to what’s hidden, marginalised and often illegal
In the round-up: Covid-19; the obscenity of Western countries; closing schools for the rest of the year; and Samuel Eto’o declares his candidacy
A six-month investigation reveals ‘degrading and discriminatory’ treatment at health centres in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
Notorious police unit that harassed LGBTQ+ community disbanded after widespread protests.
The Jon Qwelane case brings into focus the tension between hate speech and freedom of expression
The slain dancer and choreographer was so much more than an internationally celebrated artist. They were also a proud queer rights activist and a beloved child and friend
Nigeria is moving far too slowly in terms of accommodating different genders and sexualities, sacrificing happiness, liberties and lives.
Homophobia in the digital space has violent real-world consequences for Nigeria’s queer community
Fashanu will be honoured on what would have been his 59th birthday, an occasion also marked by a reminder from Manchester United that homophobia still exists in football
When a business decides who can or cannot buy their services or products, is this discrimination?
Reporting on queer issues is always tough. But Tunisia was something else
It is the year of the Tokyo Olympics, and the International Olympic Committee was quickly out of the blocks with new guidelines regarding athlete protests. The IOC is worried the biggest stories of the Games will be political gestures rather than sport performances, and so have introduced specific guidelines to prevent “any political messaging, including […]
Social mores and prejudices forged in Lagos are echoed in the intimate spaces of people all over the continent
After coming out as gay, the Kenyan musician fled to South Africa seeking asylum. Yet he faced discrimination here too
Proposed legislation imposes the death penalty for gay sex or ‘recruitment’. But love is not a crime
The former Wallaby launched legal action against Rugby Australia earlier this month, demanding an apology, compensation and the right to play again
Folau, a purportedly devout Christian, was fired last month after a Rugby Australia tribunal found him guilty of "high-level" misconduct
Homosexual acts are outlawed in Botswana — one of Africa’s most stable, democratic nations — under the country’s penal code of 1965
Folau’s contract was terminated last month after a Rugby Australia tribunal found him guilty of a ‘high-level’ code of conduct breach
The three-judge bench ruled that the laws do not in any way violate the rights of LGBT Kenyans
Friday’s ruling could be a new landmark in the fight for queer rights on the continent
The star fullback was on Friday given 72 hours to appeal, which would have triggered another hearing with a new three-person panel
Artist and curator Claudio Bueno revisits the misery of a homophobic district with new queer energy
Israel Folau’s high-stakes code of conduct hearing was Sunday extended to a third day after a weekend stalemate
The controversy has overshadowed Australia’s World Cup preparations, with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika vowing not to select Folau
Folau posted on Instagram: "Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators — Hell awaits you."
Various organisations say officers are not yet able to carry out the policing aspects of speech and actions based on prejudice