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Africa Of Our Dreams

Equality is possible!!!

#ComingOutStories 2: Lollitah and self acceptance

I am Lollitah… Having been brought up in a strict Christian background I have always refuted me being Queer to my parents, my peers and even to myself…

#ComingOutStories 1: “Some call it coming out, I call it self-affirmation”

“He looks good, she isn’t bad either” … The little straight nose, red smiling lips, wide gleaming eyes, straight hair; expressions of awe, mischief, startled… Like the slipping sands in one’s hand, memories of childhood fade with the passing time.

Free to be Me: Breaking The Silence

“Hello. Good evening”, I say into the phone. “Hello ma”, the person at the other end says. “Not ma. I’m male”, I reply calmly. “Ooh. I’m sorry. I thought you were female. Your voice is so light”, the person says. “Oooh”. I reply, awkwardly. “So, sir, what do you wish for tonight”? The voice asks………
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AQYI Queerbinar

Why is human rights so important to our movement towards a better civil society? Join us to explore this with seasoned speakers from around Africa on December 10th, at 12:00 p.m WAT,  as we take A Queer Look at Human Rights during our inaugural Queerbinar. In a one hour, fully interactive session, we will be commemorating the 2019 International Human…
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African Queer Youth Initiative Call For Membership Applications 2019

African Queer Youth Initiative Call For Membership Applications 2019 Français ci-dessous Deadline 25th November 2019WHO WE ARE: African Queer Youth Initiative (AQYI) is a network of youth activists mobilizing, supporting and amplifying the voices of LGBTIQ youth, building visibility and strategic partnerships in support of LGBTIQ youth in Africa. We do this through networking, advocating, knowledge generation…
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Connecting with women who love women from all around the globe shook me.

One day, I opened my inbox to read an email from the COC Nederland’s regional manager offering to support me to participate in the first Global LBQ women’s conference in South Africa. I would be representing my organization Kasbah Tal’fin and AQYI and contributing to helping achieve COC’s PRIDE program goals. Without a minuscule of…
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Four Mauritian Activists Seek to challenge the country’s anti-gay law.

On the 6th September 2019, four young Mauritians, who come from all parts of Mauritian society, have approached the Supreme Court of Mauritius for leave to seek constitutional redress by the declaration that Section 250 of the Mauritian Criminal Code Act of 1838 (as amended) violates their fundamental rights and freedom and is unconstitutional. The leave…
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Call for Training Applications – Fueling Digital Activism in Africa (Scholarships Available)

Deadline: 3rd September 2019 As part of our Fueling Digital Activism project in Africa, African Queer Youth Initiative and All-Out are pleased to announce a call for applications for a training targeting LGBT+ youth in East Africa. This project will contribute to fueling effective, creative, non-violent youth activism for LGBT+ rights in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda,…
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Reflections from the other side of the world

International convenings are important for connecting and exploring different or similar ideas. As a youth activist, it has taken quite a lot of work and effort in getting the opportunity to attend these. This is common for many that do not have institutional backing that can allow access, eligibility or selection. I was lucky to…
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