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Self-loathing and self-repression lead to the suppression of the “other”
Self-loathing and self-repression lead to the suppression of the “other”
After I came out to a Ugandan friend, who is Catholic, he said that the kinds of societal changes I sought would “take decades, perhaps lifetimes”. I was stunned by the glacial pace at which truth seeps through institutions mollycoddled by privilege to treat mental health science and...
Advertisers as allies in the struggle for LGBTIQ equality, representation, inclusion
Advertisers as allies in the struggle for LGBTIQ equality, representation, inclusion
Advertisers have a significant influence on how people see others, as well as how they see themselves. Adverts influence how the public thinks...
Is education the answer to shifting attitudes towards homosexuality in Botswana?
Is education the answer to shifting attitudes towards homosexuality in Botswana?
Botswana is among 76 countries where homosexuality is considered illegal and criminalised. Despite this we have seen changes in favour of minority...
Malawi to halt prosecutions against LGBTI community
Malawi to halt prosecutions against LGBTI community
For as long as he can remember, Chikumbutso Nyondo had one simple piece of advice about preventing HIV drilled into his head again and again: get...
​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film
​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film
For someone who has been on the receiving end of hate speech, Nakhane Touré is looking decidedly relaxed. It could be the familiarity of the coffee...
Mozambique scraps colonial-era homosexuality ban
Mozambique scraps colonial-era homosexuality ban
Mozambique decriminalised homosexuality on Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory...
[Video] Al-Bashir, the CEO Sleepout and sexy yoghurt.
[Video] Al-Bashir, the CEO Sleepout and sexy yoghurt.
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'Un-African' sex myths exploded
'Un-African' sex myths exploded
Phumla and two friends were driving home from soccer practice with two men from their township. "Instead of taking us home, they took us to a place...
The science behind a more meaningful understanding of sexual orientation
The science behind a more meaningful understanding of sexual orientation
People who are attracted to others of the same sex develop their orientation before they are born. This is not a choice. And scientific evidence...
Why anti-gay sentiment remains strong in much of Africa
Why anti-gay sentiment remains strong in much of Africa
Of the 76 countries that still criminalise same-sex relationships and behaviour, 38 are ...
Gay poll: Irish could go either way
Gay poll: Irish could go either way
Shorn of a blond wig, outsized false eyelashes, garish eyeshadow, and high heels, the Irish drag artist Panti looked like the strain was starting to...
Genderqueer: Existing outside the binary
Genderqueer: Existing outside the binary
When I was five years old, I hid in our spare bathroom and tried to wee standing up. After all, that's how all my friends did it. Except me; I had to...

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