“The pandemic has restricted movement and, by extension, community with chosen family. The absence of this means exposure to distress with little support,” says Aanu Jide-Ojo, a clinical psychologist working with the LGBT community in Nigeria.
In a move that has dashed the hopes of equal treatment for the LGBTQI+ community in Zimbabwe, a Bill is set to go before that country’s parliament that would uphold the ban on same-gender marriage.
When a deputy headmaster at one of Zimbabwe’s top schools recently came out as gay, he faced a backlash that revealed a deep-seated homophobia. One Zimbabwean decided to stand up – and out – in support of the LGBTQI+ community in general and GALZ in particular.
Words are powerful. They can cut and kill or they can love and heal. That is the reason we should consider the language we use when we talk about suicide, says Joyline Maenzanise.
Joyline Maenzanise gathered some advice should writer’s block strike. Here’s how these writers deal with the issue.
In a possible first for Zimbabwe, a top teacher has gone public regarding his sexual orientation in an attempt to foster a safe space for learners of all sexual orientations.
The Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe has partnered with Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, an LGBTQI+ advocacy rights group, in an anti-homophobia campaign in schools. The campaign aims to address issues of discrimination in learning institutions and educate teachers on LGBTQI+ issues.
… And we need to stop reducing homosexuality to a mere sexual act, pleads Joyline Maenzanise.
Joyline Maenzanise talks to the young Zimbabwean sportswoman who is breaking down gender-based barriers in sport.