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Lgbt Africa

Why We Must Tell Our Own Stories

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

I was offering a window into the lives of young people who happen to be African and gay in the midst of considerable hostility, but still managing to hang on to their identity.

Torment to Tyranny: Persecution in Uganda Now That the Anti-Homosexuality Act Is Law

Frank Mugisha | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Mugisha

When Uganda's parliament voted for this Act in December 2013, it declared open season on Uganda's LGBTI communities. In my country there's now a culture of extreme and violent homophobia whereby anyone is free to persecute LGBTI people with impunity.

Africa Is Rising -- Unequally

Marten Weber | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Marten Weber

Bigotry and homophobia are plaguing every African nation. We need to stop the stoning of gays, and the "corrective" rape -- often institutionalized -- of lesbians now, not in 20 or 30 years.