A small but vocal lobby – some aided by US conservatives – have drawn battle lines around unisex bathrooms and gender pronouns.
As a language of instruction, French has long held a prominent place in Senegal’s institutions and media. But Wolof, the most spoken national language, has regained its lost places.
From the award-winning romantic film ‘Rafiki’ to the grounding and thought-provoking documentary ‘I am Samuel’, the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has stood firm against viewership and dissemination of queer content and has reiterated that it will maintain its prejudicial stance.
South African legislators are steadily moulding indigenous laws into the image of western laws.
Ruto says there is no room for homosexuality in a ‘republic that worships God’. But it’s not just about religion.
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.