Only 22 out of 54 African countries have legalized LGBTQ+ unions, while others implement harsh penalties for homosexuality, including death. Seven brave voices share stories of how they’re changing that
Only 22 out of 54 African countries have legalized LGBTQ+ unions, while others implement harsh penalties for homosexuality, including death. Here, seven brave voices share stories of how they’re changing that.
On discovering queer activism“When I returned to Kenya from the U.K. in 2006, I was working in the media and felt I needed to use my position to highlight LGBTQ+ stories objectively. I cofounded the—Kenya’s first LGBTQ+ festival. I’m also currently on the board of Amnesty International Kenya.”
On being a journalist telling queer stories“I worked at the BBC World Service Africa for six years, which was a dream come true. However, the story I worked on that resonated the most was after I left the BBC full-time when Kenya’s High Courtseeking to overturn a law banning gay sex, in May 2019. I wrote about how there was much to be proud of in the fight for equality despite this setback.”
On the Kenyan queer scene“The fact we have a growing community inside and outside Nairobi, compared to when I was younger, makes me happy. Queer individuals are proudly holding their heads high. We have visibility in the media, but we still face sociocultural and religious stigma and violence—yet, we still push on.” headtopics.com
On the impact of his book,Invisible“It helped so many queer Kenyans come to terms with their sexuality. I hope it hasn’t just helped queer people, but improved knowledge of queerness in Africa in general.”Freddie JacobActivist Jacob, who is based in Nigeria’s Delta State, is at the center of two battles: homophobia and misogyny. For a long time, she felt alone as a queer person until she found her community on Twitter. Since then, she has fought the systemic oppression of both women and queer folks.
On discovering LGBTQ+ activism“It was hard navigating life as a ‘sinner’ and ‘outcast,’ but I’ve always been vocal about feminism and LGBTQ+ activism, long before my voice was amplified through online platforms. Marginalized people and those who challenge society and
, just like I did, are my inspiration. I can’t stay silent amid oppression and violence.”On the change embracing the Nigerian queer community“Every day in Nigeria, the queer community challenges the; hashtags are tweeted, awareness is raised. With this community’s love, organization, and support, I believe change is coming.”Read more: Vogue Magazine »
Man builds rotating house so his wife has better views - CNN Video
Vojin Kusic from Srbac in Bosnia-Herzegovina says his wife was undecided about the view she wanted to see from their window, so he came up with a solution - a rotating house.
America has a great destiny to go to war against China... Follow your wane in tune together for them Africa is great to be unlike the west Just look around~ You're in the gutter all over yourselves Well paid
Dua Lipa Addressed DaBaby's Anti-LGBTQ Comments At Rolling Loud: 'I'm Surprised And Horrified'That's great Dua, but when are we dropping him off his feature on 'Levitating?' There's already a solo version that exists, buzzfeed Wtf is this headline? Do you hold men to the same standards? to the queen .....cheers
DaBaby Apologizes for Anti-LGBTQ Remarks at Rolling Loud Fest'Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody.' Dis is for you Dumb As🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽 I love ET, but right now, we’re working on cancelling DaBaby. He’s done!
How The Limp Wrist And “Kiss Me More” Became An Internet PhenomenonThanks to TikTok, the LGBTQ community has embraced a simple flick of the wrist at just the right moment during Doja Cat and SZA’s hit song, “Kiss Me More.” Hello.We are still on this Challenge of making $10,000 to $100,000 target in the next 2months. Started 3weeks ago already at $60,000, We will work on Binance future & coin-pumping,(50-200% daily ) To be part of this, Dm
Hot Donna's pop-up parties are the talk of queer L.A. Its next trick? A barL.A.'s LGBTQ community gathers to support Hot Donna's bar nice Yup, looks like a party I like it!
Beto and Barber kickoff 4-day march for voting rights across TexasA Voting rights march across Texas led by Beto O’Rourke and Rev. William Barber will span four days and end in Austin. They share their thoughts on the critical roles of Sen. Manchin and Sen. Sinema in the voting rights battle. Who has not been allowed to vote ? Beta O'Cuck Who can't vote?
Biden 'honored' to meet Belarusian opposition leader TsikhanouskayaU.S. President Joe Biden met with Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Wednesday and expressed support for democracy and human rights in the former Soviet republic. Agolf Twitler thinks that Belarus is some kind of a marine mammal. Claims there was one living in the water hazard fronting the 15th green.