BBC Africa speaks to a trans woman from Somalia and a femme/non-binary queer person from Ethiopia who found asylum abroad.
COVID-19 has stopped unnecessary surgeries, often performed on children without consent, said Crystal Hendricks of Intersex South Africa.
HARARE – Transgender people in Zimbabwe who wish to transition lack access to gender-affirming healthcare and hormone therapy, a reality rooted in institutional transphobia that has worsened in recent years as Zimbabwe’s economic malaise has deepened.
BLANTYRE, Malawi — With new research revealing that 3.5 percent of adults in Malawi identify as LGBTI, some faith leaders are acknowledging the existence of sexual and gender minorities and preaching messages of love, peace, inclusion, respect and equality.
As some Christians flock to churches to celebrate Christmas, many LGBTQI+ people of faith remain isolated by their religious communities because of their gender or sexuality. Others who were ordained as faith leaders have been shown the door.
Ignatius Annor hosts a conversation with Zimbabwean human rights advocate Isabella Matambanadzo, Cape Town-based journalist Carl Collison, and Nigeria-based Professor Kola Adebayo for Africanews.
LGBTQI+ Ugandans have long been denied access to medical services, forcing them to dangerously self-medicate. Now some doctors and activists are coming out to condemn medical discrimination against LGBTQI+ people.
Churches are often considered safe spaces that welcome all humanity, but for LGBTQI Christians who have been harassed, abused and pushed out their doors, they can represent a painful source of “spiritual starvation”.
The film takes viewers on Nthabiseng Mokoena’s journey of trauma and resilience, a narrative many intersex South Africans share.
In Kenya, some Muslim leaders reject the idea of embracing LGBTQI people as part of their flock, citing religious scripture as the foundation for their intolerance, but how does Islam really view matters of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression?