In the tradition of celebrity moms like Angelina Jolie and Drea Kelly, pop musician Gwen Stefani recently opened up about actively supporting her kids’ gender expression. In an interview with PrideSource, the former No Doubt front woman explained how important it is that her three sons Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo know that “there’s no wrong way to […]
INTERNATIONAL: It’s Finally Official – Pope Francis Demotes Highest-Ranking US Cardinal Over LGBT Issues
It’s been in the news. Now it has been confirmed. As of this past weekend, Raymond Leo Burke, America’s highest-ranking cardinal at the Vatican, was officially removed from the Vatican’s Supreme Court, and demoted to chaplain of the Knights of Malta, where he will reign with much less responsibility. The ultra-Conservative and anti-gay cardinal, continuously […]
INTERNATIONAL: Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic
In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around. When it’s a gay relationship, those words change to ‘pedophile’ and ‘pervert.’ When news broke earlier this week that British actor and comedian Stephen Fry, 57, is now engaged to 27-year-old comedian Elliot Spencer, homophobic social media users suddenly […]
INTERNATIONAL: Goa to attempt to make gay youth ‘normal’
The government in Goa plans to attempt to “cure” LGBT people and make them “normal”, using therapy and “medicines”. The announcement was made by Ramesh Tawadkar, the state minister for Sports and Youth Affairs. Tawadkar said: “We will make them normal. We will have a centre for them. Like Alcoholic Anonymous centres, we will have centres…” […]
NIGERIA: Celebrity Author comes out
By Kenny Brandmuse: When I first told my ex-wife that I was gay, we were far from being married. I wanted her to find other men honorably, who had a thing for women. I never did. I ‘swear down.’ I was only obeying the popular demand of traditions. Now, this was my terrible mistake. No one should […]
NIGERIA: A Gleamer of Hope for the LGBTQ community in Nigeria
By: Stephen Chukwumah In Nigeria recently LGBTQ issues was in the news again following a campaign called the Free and Equal Naija. A group of LGBTQ activists, lawyers and organizations had come together to work on the campaign with an aim of celebrating human rights day and also calling on Nigerians to end violence and […]
KENYA: Let Me Introduce Myself.
I’m George Barasa (Jojibaro)24, openly HIV+Gay artist and activist based in Nairobi Kenya. Being a KUCHU a’ve had to go through what I can only term as “full gay cycle” I’ve gone through rejection from family and friends, outed by the media, dropped out of school and self educating myself, laid off at work, my […]
EGYPT:المبادرة المصرية تستنكر انتهاك حرمة الحياة الخاصة وتطالب بتوفير محاكمة عادلة للمتهمين
الحريات المدنية السبت 20 ديسمبر 2014 انتقدت المبادرة المصرية للحقوق الشخصية اليوم الملابسات والظروف الإجراءات المتعلقة بقيام إدارة مكافحة جرائم الآداب العامة في السابع من ديسمبر 2014 بإلقاء القبض على ٢٦ شخصًا داخل أحد الحمَّامات العامة في حي رمسيس بالقاهرة بتهمة ممارسة “الشذوذ” ودعت الى محاكمة عادلة في القضية التي يبدأ نظرها في أحد محاكم […]
CAMEROON: Living in Africa as an LGBT person.
By Michael.S Africa was considered to be a dark continent by the early explorers and the missionaries; this was because of the skin colors of its occupants and the cultural practices which were considered inhuman and rigid (some). In Africa culture and beliefs come first and this has been the cause of misery to millions […]
SUDAN: Struggles of a young movement.
By country correspondent: Although the many achievements and success of the on-going and previous LGBTQI movements and organizations in the West, and Europe the LGBTQI communities in other parts such as Africa still deprived of basic human and social rights. Intolerance and discrimination towards homosexuality is especially in conservative religious countries, such as Sudan […]