Being gay in Africa can pose culturally specific challenges which the dominant, heterosexual culture may find difficult to accept.
White Yet Black is a conversational piece with people with albinism in Southern Africa. Part documentary, part experimental film, White Yet Black is a poetic piece. The film attempts to highlight the experiences of people with albinism in the southern African region.
While a few African countries have partly decriminalised LGBTQI persons, giving them better protection, there is still widespread discrimination against people with non-conforming sexual orientations and gender identities.
They have championed sexual and gender minority rights, risked their lives to live boldly, educated their communities, and created art that depicts queer realities. Meet some of Africa’s Rising Queer Icons.
The country’s discriminatory laws and societal attitudes towards queer people mean each bit of help they do receive requires caution, patience and a network of sympathetic friends.
At a recent Africa Month event panellists discussed the role of language, particularly Swahili, in fostering African integration and development.
The Children in Freedom School in Kenya has an Afrocentric approach to education that recognises the greatness inherent in every African child, nurturing it from an early age, and preparing them to design solutions that will change their local communities and the world.
A significant number of Rwanda’s LGBT community experience hostility. This includes at work and when trying to access health services.
The Congolese advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights has been living in fear after spurious charges of ‘promoting homosexuality’ led the police to her door.