We meet Selly Thiam, our host, and FannyAnn Eddy—a Sierra Leonean lesbian activist murdered in 2004.
Season One: Episode 01
Born out of resistance, has Johannesburg Pride evolved into a capitalist, middle class, mostly-white affair?
Season One: Episode 02
What is the cost of visibility and when does it become too high? This episode, we look at what happens when the police raid a Uganda Gay Pride event.
Season One: Episode 03
In this episode we wonder, do apps like Grindr do enough to protect their users on the continent? We speak to people who have experienced the good, bad and ugly side of the app and also speak to Grindr on the issue.
Season One: Episode 04
This is a story about two men who met, fell in love and got married. That should have been the end of it. But instead, their wedding broke the Nigerian internet.
Season One: Episode 05
In this episode, we find out firsthand what the effect of words preached in Kenyan churches and mosques has been on the lives of LGBT Kenyans along coast. How does a religious leader calling for mobs to “flush out the gays” have a change of heart?
Season One Episode 06
Accusing it of “promoting lesbianism”, the Kenyan Film and Classification Board banned the film Rafiki in Kenya for seven months.
Season One : Episode 07
Scrolling across Instagram, a shocking photo captures the eye of young Kenyan lesbian, Rachel. Follow her journey to Johannesburg where she tries to make sense of the phenomenon of people being raped and killed for looking just like her – masculine. Content warning: Sexual assault and gender-based violence.
Season One: Episode 08
In this final episode, we reflect on the moments that surprised us and moments we loved in Season One. We hear from listeners around the world and answer your questions. As we wrap this first season, we also talk about what you can look forward to hearing in Season Two.