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Tanzania will not soften tough stance on homosexuality

The plight of Tanzania’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, which has long suffered from social and institutionalised discrimination is set to continue following remarks that the government will not soften its tough stance on homosexuality. While President John Magufuli has been commended for the early signs of good governance and tough stance of corruption, the rights of the LGBT community have not been protected.


No sponsorship for Nigeria’s female football team? Blame it on lesbianism, says official

A senior official with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has found himself in hot soup after suggesting that the country’s female national team doesn’t attract the interest of sponsors because they are perceived to be lesbians. His utterances have attracted the anger of Nigerians on social media. The odd thing, is he made the offending statements while trying to apologise for blaming lesbianism for the Super Falcon’s dip in form. Apologising is clearly not one of his strengths.


WATCH: Jozi Cats, Africa’s first gay and inclusive competitive rugby club challenge stereotypes in campaign

Jozi Cats, Africa’s first gay and inclusive competitive rugby club is making waves. The club, based in South Africa aims to provide an opportunity for inclusive gay, straight and bisexual men to play the game and challenge stereotypes of what a rugby player is. The club recently launched a controversial campaign to recruit more players, and the initiative has gone viral.

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Eroticism and Intimacy: Faces, Places, and Paths: An interview with curator Violet Nantume

“The exhibition Eroticism and Intimacy: Faces, Places, and Paths seeks to confront the gap in the discourse on African women on the historic worldwide celebration. Co-curated by Violet Nantume, Peter Genza, and Serubiri Moses, the show opened on 8th March in Kampala, comprising 20 artists from 5 countries, and
explores the question of intimacy and erotic desire. Further, the exhibition proposes that African women can be emancipated, not only on world stages, but in sexual relations and intimate encounters.”