Ruto says there is no room for homosexuality in a ‘republic that worships God’. But it’s not just about religion.
For the first time in Kenya’s history, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) accredited individuals from various local queer organisations as Election Observers. The unprecedented move has furthered the #Queeringtheballot campaign that seeks to improve the civic education and engagement of sexual and gender minorities.
Being gay in Africa can pose culturally specific challenges which the dominant, heterosexual culture may find difficult to accept.
Queer African cinema is a rich visual archive of queer existence, queer resistance, and the invisible or overt and heroic struggle surrounding queer life-building and survival. Here is a list of 5 documentaries and films you should watch.
While a few African countries have partly decriminalised LGBTQI persons, giving them better protection, there is still widespread discrimination against people with non-conforming sexual orientations and gender identities.
Artists move the dial when exploring the nuances of humanity. Their work helps us change perspective and have emotive dialogue about difficult themes. Here are some African visual artists using their mediums to reimagine sexuality, gender expression and identities.
As internet shutdowns wound economies and damage democracies, Africa needs a position on how cyberspace is governed.
They have championed sexual and gender minority rights, risked their lives to live boldly, educated their communities, and created art that depicts queer realities. Meet some of Africa’s Rising Queer Icons.
The country’s discriminatory laws and societal attitudes towards queer people mean each bit of help they do receive requires caution, patience and a network of sympathetic friends.