- 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 leaveContinue reading Four Mauritian Activists Seek to challenge the country’s anti-gay law.
- We strongly condemn the action of the Ugandan police and we call on the government to ensure the immediate release of these innocent young people. Being LGBTIQ is not a crime and should not be treated as such. #Rwanda #Uganda #HumanRights #Youth #Africa - https://trumpetnews-co-ug.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/trumpetnews.co.ug/exclusive-suspected-rwandan-homosexuals-arrested-in-busia/amp/
- 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,Continue reading Call for Training Applications – Fueling Digital Activism in Africa (Scholarships Available)
- 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 toContinue reading Reflections from the other side of the world
- To Her, With Pride - I dedicate my pride to her; the girl on the phone a few steps away from me, exclaiming. A girl for all appearances who is like every other girl, her legs dangling off a chair, a tired Nigerian speaking about her with a familiar tone of amusement. A girl who rises and squeals when sheContinue reading To Her, With Pride
- Botswana continues to set example in the rule of Law for LGBT persons in Africa - Today marked the beginning of a progressive new era in the rights of LGBTIQ+ individuals in Botswana. The High Court ruled to decriminalise same-sex intercourse, interpreted in our colonial era penal code under ‘carnal knowledge’, ‘unnatural acts’ and ‘immoral acts’. The beauty of the judgement lies in its scope, as it canvasses all possible opposition ranging from public opinion, morality, the bible, Africaness to privacy. Although theContinue reading Botswana continues to set example in the rule of Law for LGBT persons in Africa
- For immediate release: African Queer Youth Initiative statement on the situation in Tanzania - November 6, 2018 For Immediate Release African Queer Youth Initiative statement on the situation in Tanzania African Queen Youth Initiative (AQYI) is deeply concerned and saddened to hear about the current conditions in the LGBTIQ community in Tanzania. On the 29th of October, Paul Makonda, regional commissioner for Dar es Salaam, announced a crackdown onContinue reading For immediate release: African Queer Youth Initiative statement on the situation in Tanzania
- #ComingOutStories 4: An extended coming out - “Coming Out”, in the sense of making a grand announcement about my life feels distant to me now. I remember calling each of my close friends, about 10 years ago, to tell them I was crushing on a girl from school. Group chats didn’t exist then. It was not nerve-racking for me. Each of myContinue reading #ComingOutStories 4: An extended coming out
- #ComingOutStories 3: We are all humans, sexuality does not count - My coming out story is one of the thing that gives me joy, though it was not as easy as it may sound. I found out who I was at the age of six; that was the first time I had a crush on a beautiful women.. Funny as it may sound. I grew upContinue reading #ComingOutStories 3: We are all humans, sexuality does not count
- #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...Continue reading #ComingOutStories 2: Lollitah and self acceptance
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