SHIVANAH’S STORY In 2019, a young lesbian singer-songwriter from Uganda was struggling financially after breaking up with her partner of 6 years. With a child to support,… Read more “Season Four: Episode 4”
FIGHTING FOR A HAPPY ENDING Over the past few years, African films – documentaries, features and animations – have started to attract international attention and are being… Read more “Season Four: Episode 3”
2021 has been a really rough year for Ghana’s LGBTQI people. Police raided and shut down a queer community center in Accra; 21 people attending a paralegal workshop in the city of Ho were arrested and locked up for 21 days before the case was dropped; and eight MPs have come up with draft legislation that, if adopted, makes it a crime just to be queer or a queer ally. But the LGBT community are fighting back – with a #KilltheBill campaign
Edem Robby, a Ghanaian filmmaker, reports on what’s been happening and why – and, in a rare interview, she sits down with some of the so-called Ho 21 to hear the horrifying story of their arrests.
In 2016 two women meet and fall in love, online. They live on different continents, and the choices they make will bring them together or force them apart.
We are back! In this episode we investigate how the Ugandan government has been using fear around the pandemic to target the LGBTQ community. We ask, in… Read more “How Are You Doing?”
“Closets are for clothes.”
Yet we say that a queer person who hasn’t come out is in the proverbial closet. In this episode, we share African coming out stories entrusted to us. This is the high we all need as we go on break.
Do share your coming out stories with us in the comment section. 🙂
A queer woman named K travels to visit family in Somalia. After a few weeks, she disappears. Her friends back home in Minneapolis feared the worst and set out to find her and bring her home.
Ostracized by his family in Uganda for being gay, a lonely Gibson leaves for Kenya after he survives an attempted acid attack.
In this episode we journey with Tshepo Ricki Kgositau through her experience of gender transitioning that led to her finally living fully in her true identity.