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The threat of rape helps keep the vulnerable in line

Using an ever-present danger works to benefit men — no matter their education, profession, class or outward social behaviour

Wanuri Kahiu, the Kenyan film director taking on the world

In ‘Rafiki’, director Wanuri Kahiu tells positive stories about queer, black lives. Her success has landed her new film projects in the United States

Nollywood demonises queer people

Nigeria’s legislation prohibits same-sex marriages and the film industry helps to fuel sometimes violent homophobic attacks

The things Hollywood taught us to think about trans existences

Disclosure, a Netflix documentary examines the world's transphobic legacy as portrayed in film and television from as early as 1901

What it means to be kitoed

Homophobia in the digital space has violent real-world consequences for Nigeria’s queer community

The covert social effects of Covid-19

The manner in which some Senegalese people talk about homosexuality and how they discuss Covid-19 bears a disconcerting resemblance

A queer night in Accra

Queer people in Ghana come up against religious conservatism every day. For one night a month, Yolo Lounge gives them a place to let down their guard and feel a sense of belonging.

So, kwaito, where to from here?

"To remain relevant to the current generation, kwaito will need to shape-shift and reinvent itself akin to the evolution of hip-hop. "

Nakhane: I have no problem with being pigeonholed as a queer artist.

The artist (pronouns: they/he) spoke to Zaza Hlalethwa about creating new work, temporary migration and coming back home

Love Letter to my queer family

Johannesburg’s Pride Parade has its roots in struggle politics and not some public relations rewrite

The Portfolio: Andile Buka

That’s the feeling I get after a shoot, the idea that, when I’m holding film, those are the actual images.

Until queer means being free

A new comic book features stories that reflect on the everyday experiences of being queer in Africa

Creating poetry out of violence

Maneo Mohale speaks about the silence around queer sexual abuse and how she creates beauty

Africa needs to hear queer stories

For the past three years, Carl Collison has reported on LGBTI issues and stories for the Mail & Guardian, covering queer peoples’ lives

Explosively queer in biased areas

Artist and curator Claudio Bueno revisits the misery of a homophobic district with new queer energy

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