My pride is African, Queer and Inclusive/Ma fierté est africaine, queer et inclusive

Français ci-dessous A bad seed that looks like a good child or a good child that looks like a bad seed? Does it even matter? Life is not perfect and being whole from mind to body, is all that really matters. In all its characteristics, Africa continuously searches for what to believe in. In its…
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African Queer Youth Initiative is Hiring: Program Officer

Job Title: Program Officer Supervisor: Program Manager Location: Remote (West Africa) Position: Full Time (one-year contract with opportunity for extension) Closing Date: July 3, 2020 The AQYI is expanding and we are in the process of launching an exciting leadership development program for young LGBT+ women in West Africa. We are looking for enthusiasm and…
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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 2019 in a snapshot

Africa Of Our Dreams

Equality is possible!!!

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 LGBT+ youth, building visibility and strategic partnerships in support of LGBT+ 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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