Kenya’s decision holds the promise of inclusivity and liberalisation of the legal and policy environment.
Ghana’s example of opening its borders to African-Americans and embracing all Black people is the progressive ingredient African countries need to adopt. Additionally, Paul Kagame’s call for Africa to define its own course, rejecting validation from the West, are among the necessary steps towards self-determination and meaningful development.
Trans women sex workers collective Sistaazhood launches photo book
Bride price practice has both social and psychological implications for the men who pay and those women for whom it is paid.
The LGBTQI+ documentary, Under The Rainbow follows Pamela Adie, as she guides viewers through her first-hand experiences of navigating sexuality in homophobic Nigeria and the alienation that often comes from family, friends and society as a whole.
By placing less emphasis on public opinion, and questioning public morality as the basis of its decision, the latest High Court decision shows that times have indeed changed.
Botswana has decriminalised homosexuality. The country’s High Court overturned a colonial-era law which punished homosexual conduct by up to seven years in prison. The decriminalisation now places Botswana among a minority list of African countries where homosexuality is not punishable by law.
Botswana publicised as one of Africa’s most democratic nations outlawed homosexuality under the country’s penal code since 1965 until now. The country becomes the latest African country to decriminalise same sex sexual conduct.
Global attitudes to gender and sexual diversity are changing. Some embrace the diversity; others push back.