This lesbian visibility week, it is important to bring visibility to issues affecting lesbians that people ignore or know nothing of. In such a week when the whole world is looking at us , is when we should be loudest! Lesbians face Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Gender Based Violence and mental health issues. For us to decide to only speak on the positive during this week gives the world an impression that we are okay which makes our issues watered down when we share.
We have come to learn that these crimes are intended to send messages to “those like you” and with this incident the message hit home. We are scared and angry. We are scared because we know the line between being any of us in that pool of blood is as thin as the patience we have for African judicial systems when it come to LGBT persons. We are angry because we are tired of being treated like we are not human beings and our lives do not matter,”
Kuchu Times Media Group has identified that there are opportunities that came specifically for the community or those that are what one would call inclusive. We also appreciate that not all community members have access to these opportunities for one reason or the other. From this need, Kuchu Times has birthed the Opportunity Mondays!
Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health condition in which you can’t stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance a flaw that appears minor or can’t be seen by others. But you may feel so embarrassed, ashamed and anxious that you may avoid many social situations. This however does not mean that LBQT people have mental health illness because of their sexuality.