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MPs must kill the anti-gay Bill in Uganda
MPs must kill the anti-gay Bill in Uganda
On Thursday last week, Uganda announced plans to resurrect the infamous “Kill the Gays” Bill, possibly within weeks. A version of the Bill was...
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...
Shining a light on lesbian experiences in Nigeria
Shining a light on lesbian experiences in Nigeria
“If you haven’t come out to yourself, it’s difficult to come out to [other] people … At first, it might look like a difficult task,...
Folau 'anti-gay' crowdfunding campaign shut down
Folau 'anti-gay' crowdfunding campaign shut down
A crowdfunding campaign by controversial Australian rugby star Israel Folau, who was sacked last month for homophobic comments, was shut down...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
I am Trans: This play depicts a developing romantic relationship between a cisgender woman and a transgender man during...
Why Dutee Chand's 'coming out' is more complicated than it seems
Why Dutee Chand's 'coming out' is more complicated than it seems
Star Indian sprinter Dutee Chand recently made global headlines for the second time in her competitive career, when she announced to the press that...
​Kenya high court will not repeal anti-LGBT law
​Kenya high court will not repeal anti-LGBT law
In what is being described as “a blow for human rights”, the Kenya high court on Friday ruled that laws targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
Binyavanga Wainaina dies, aged 48
Binyavanga Wainaina dies, aged 48
Kenyan writer and activist Binyavanga Wainaina — once a Mail &...
Explosively queer in biased areas
Explosively queer in biased areas
For Claudio Bueno, growing up in Vila Nova York, the lower middle-class area on the outskirts of São Paulo, was hard. “It was very homophobic,” he says, adding that racism and threats of violence were also ever-present realities. Not feeling at home in the district he called...
The Muslims who will not choose between their god and being gay
The Muslims who will not choose between their god and being gay
Bearded and dressed in a thawb and kufiah, Mogamat Benjamin is, in appearance at least, much like any other Muslim man. His eye-catching walking...
Be your queer black self in Brazil
Be your queer black self in Brazil
It was something of a political act, having braids put in his hair. After years of “people trying to put me in a white space because of my light...
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...

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