Welcome To

African Queer Youth Initiative

The AQYI gives you a voice!

Motivated, dedicated and resourceful, we’ll work together to give you, the young LGBT+ African a voice. We’ll help you lead change by organising, advocating, and campaigning.

Passionate about human rights

We are a team of young leaders from diverse backgrounds across Africa. With our experience, diverse skills, and knowledge, we advance the mission and vision of AQYI. We are youth leaders, young professionals, grassroots activists, artists and above all, human beings passionate about human rights.

Stories

Here’s what our members say:

“People who weren’t like me were telling my story, I had to be in control of my narrative, so advocating for LGBT persons and joining in the fight for equality, was the only way I could re-tell my story, being part of what the AQYI is doing in Africa has taken my activism to a whole new level, it has fueled my drive to see Africa liberated.”

Sanjoe Denousse

An activist fighting for equal rights in the beautiful Seychelles Islands

“I joined African Queer Youth Initiative back in 2017, and since the beginning, the experience has been a rollercoaster. It is amazing to be part of a network of African LGBTIQ advocates from all around the region, believing in the importance of solidarity and coming as a community, helping each other, sharing expertise, and elevating each other’s work. With what AQYI is doing, equality is in sight for Africa.”

Wiem Askri

Co-chair board of directors African Queer Youth Initiative

“People who weren’t like me were telling my story, I had to be in control of my narrative, so advocating for LGBT persons and joining in the fight for equality, was the only way I could re-tell my story, being part of what the AQYI is doing in Africa has taken my activism to a whole new level, it has fueled my drive to see Africa liberated.”

Sanjoe Denousse

An activist fighting for equal rights in the beautiful Seychelles Islands

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