Taboom and GALA launch queer anthology “Hopes and Dreams” for #IDAHOBIT2021

MAY 17 2021

Taboom Media and GALA Queer Archive are proud to launch our new anthology Hopes and Dreams That Sound Like Yours: Stories of Queer Activism in Sub-Saharan Africa to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). 

In Hopes and Dreams, 20 human rights defenders from across the continent share their activist journeys and reveal what inspires their fight for LGBTQI+ equality. Some are deeply personal stories of self-discovery and acceptance. Others chart the challenges LGBTQI+ rights groups face in discriminatory environments. All carry messages of hope and dreams for a better tomorrow. 

Queer and ally artists bring each story to life with original illustrations that depict the joys and struggles of our collective movement. The result is a beautiful archive and powerful anthology of resilience.

More than 40 people contributed to Hopes and Dreams and its accompanying videos over three short months. The project emerged from a Media Advocacy for LGBTQI+ Equality workshop Taboom Media hosted in January with activists from 18 countries.

Hopes and Dreams was made possible through generous support from the Arcus Foundation, and the National Endowment for Democracy.

Free Download: Hopes and Dreams That Sound Like Yours: Stories of Queer Activism in Sub-Saharan Africa —High-Resolution (31 MB) or Mid-Resolution (14 MB) or Low-Resolution (8 MB).

The embedded PDF below is just for preview purposes. Please download using the links above. 

Contacts and links:

Brian Pellot: Founding Director at Taboom Media
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Karin Tan: Senior Information Officer, GALA
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Taboom Twitter: @TaboomMedia
Taboon Instagram: @Taboom_Media
Taboom Facebook: @TaboomMedia
GALA Twitter: @GALAarchives
GALA Instagram: @gala_archive
GALA Facebook: @GALA97

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