shares Your excellencies, Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen: The celebrated Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe once said that we cannot trample upon the humanity of others without devaluing our own. I believe in the possibility of a world where we as human beings can see ourselves as one and simply as human as one another. […]
The African lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender and intersex organisation Out and Proud Diamond Group (OPDG) has been nominated in UK National Diversity Awards 2015 under the category of Community Organisations.
These awards celebrate the excellent achievements of grass-roots communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work.
To share one’s story is not only empowering but also therapeutic. For many LGBTQI people who find themselves displaced and planted in foreign lands there are hit by harsh realities, which can be both crippling and exciting, either way to share these stories seems an ideal way to maintain a connection and a sense of belonging to the home ground LGBTI movements.