My ghost In this episode, we’ve collaborated with Logan February and turned their essay into an audio short story. We first heard the Nigerian non-binary poet and… Read more “Season Four: Episode 5”
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”
In 2008, after moving to the port city of Kisumu in western Kenya, Paula Abuor decided to open up her house to other LGBTQ people. Meeting in bars and parks was just too risky – and, as one of Kenya’s LGBTQ ‘elders’, she really wanted young Kenyans setting out on their queer journeys to have a safe space where they could be themselves, embraced by love when their families and friends wouldn’t accept them.
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.
“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. 🙂
Ostracized by his family in Uganda for being gay, a lonely Gibson leaves for Kenya after he survives an attempted acid attack.