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 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.
The year is 1884. The Kingdom of Buganda has a new King, Kabaka Mwanga II. He is a teenager and everybody’s talking about him, his sexuality, and the young men in his court.
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.
Coming out to a parent can be tough. In this episode AfroQueer shares a slice of queer African fiction, to bring you courage.
In this episode, we tell you a bit about why we do what we do! We are excited to bring you this rebroadcast from an interview with… Read more “The Joy and The Privilege”
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. 🙂