Posts tagged LGBTI


Tanzanian minister: People interested in homosexuality should go live in “countries that entertain such businesses”

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.


Stop Playing the Music of Hate

The Bisi Alimi Foundation (BAF) conducted a survey to explore and collect information about current life experiences of LGBT [Lesbians Gay Bisexuals Transgender] Nigerians. The report titled Not Dancing to their Music details the discrimination, harassment and abuse experienced by respondents and makes recommendations of changes needed in the country to ensure security, justice and equality for all.

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Happy Being Me

In the illustration Chinue Igwe, a biracial Nigerian-American lesbian woman discusses the complexities of coming out the closet. The illustration depicts the prevalent conservative social, cultural and religious attitudes, which are normally used in society as the basis to dismiss homosexuality as a sin or reprehensible behaviour.

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What South Africans really think about gay rights and homosexuality

The results of a new study, A Survey of South African Attitudes to Homosexuality and Gender Non-Conformity, have just been released. Conducted by The Other Foundation and the Human Sciences Research Council the survey provides for the first time “statistically sound, nationally representative data” on the attitudes of South Africans to sexual orientation.

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What can men learn from lesbians about sex?

“Reading extensively about love and tantric spirituality led me to some ground-breaking discoveries about female orgasms. As a result, through experimentation and perfect chemistry, my soul melted into another’s and I had my most torrential climax complete with a trip to outer-space and absolutely no control over my mind and body. Nothing feels greater and lighter. Unfortunately, many women do not know what that is like because for them sex is a chore: cook, clean, tend to children, give man his sex when he wants it, and go to sleep. It’s a huge tragedy worthy of an intervention.”