It is worth considering whether corrupt or ineffective leaders are deliberately fanning the flames of homophobia so that we, the electorate, will lose focus and not hold them to account.
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.
Let’s Talk About Sex, Pleasure and Desire: In the series, This is Africa explores the expansive topics of sex, sexual pleasure, sexual satisfaction, and intimacy in the African context of cultural and religious conservatism, and gendered power inequality.
The impression that Intimate partner violence (IPV) only occurs in heterosexual relationships where the man is stereotypically the aggressor is a false and dated idea. Lesbian women can, in fact, be perpetrators and victims of this form of violence.
Gay football fans at the 2018 World Cup will be warned about holding hands in public as part of advice on keeping safe in Russia.
The Lives of Great Men a memoir by Frankie Edozien is Nigeria’s first book about LGBTQ Life. Edozien, a lecturer at the New York University captured the lives of gay men on the continent and the challenges they face. Edozien is the first Nigerian to write a nonfiction book on being a gay man.
Seven Nickelodeon cartoons and a substantial number of films later we are still in awe of Kenya Film and Classification Board head Dr. Ezekiel Mutua’s zero tolerance as he extends his censorship power to Disney’s show Andi Mack and “Gay Lions” in the Maasai Mara.
Over 40 men were arrested in Nigeria for performing “homosexual acts” and will stand trial. If found guilty, the accused could face up to 14 years in jail. Legislation in Nigeria criminalizes consensual same-sex conduct and the country is enforcing the law with mass arrests of persons who are suspected to be conducting in homosexuality and those who aide and abet them.
Tanzania’s government has since the beginning of John Magufuli’s presidency embarked on series of homophobic statements. Various ministers in government continue to reiterate the statements of President Magufuli who says homosexuality isn’t in the culture of Africans, and people working for organisations supporting the rights of gay people could be arrested.