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Africa Lgbt Rights

Queer Rights in Kenya: A Conversation With Njeri Gateru

Randal Mason | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Randal Mason

When asked about the recent progress of Kenya's LGBT movement, Njeri Gateru doesn't hesitate to answer with the word "visibility." Ms. Gateru is one of 500 fellows taking part in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the new flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. IREX is pleased to share her story.

How Western Foreign Policy Is Hurting LGBT Africans

Scott Novak | Posted 01.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Novak

David Cameron's foreign-aid policy and the falsities presented by the African press only contribute to this demonization of LGBT people. If there is one thing that I have learned from activism, it is that punishing people will not get them to change their views on LGBT rights.

How to Approach the Issue of LGBT Rights in Africa

Udoka Okafor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Udoka Okafor

LGBT issues in Africa must be approached from multiple angles: political, social, legal, and cultural. Many of the things understood about the African community, even by some people within Africa itself, are understood through the lens of a culture that was redefined by the West.

LGBT Rights in Africa: A Step Forward?

Udoka Okafor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Udoka Okafor

Whenever someone from the LGBT community in Africa is beaten, raped, or killed, the government of the states they belong in, do not condemn the acts, so for a president in Africa to condemn these acts as unlawful, is something that cannot and must not be taken lightly.

A Gay Zulu Wedding And The Danger Of A Single LGBTI African Story

Spectra | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Spectra

Before the media declare the gay Zulu wedding as progress for the LGBTI African movement, they must ask themselves, "What does progress for LGBTI people in other African countries (or even for different groups of Africans within South Africa) look like?"

How Beyoncé And Rihanna Saved An African Gay Rights Activist's Life

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Ellen Chademana was in the worst place you could be in her home country of Zimbabwe: the Harare Central Remand Prison. The rotting jail was dark and overcrowded, with no toilets or running water. Her offense? Her work with Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ).