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?
New research from the University of Nairobi shows that children who grow up without fathers are more likely to end up in crime. Meet the man who has gone from working with some of Nairobi’s most wanted gangs to reforming and vowing that his son will never have a father like his.
La Clinique de confiance à Abidjan est devenue un centre spécialisé pour les minorités sexuelles de Côte d’Ivoire, offrant soins et conseils aux personnes dans le besoin.
The NGO Espace de confiance’s health clinic Clinique de confiance in Abidjan has become a safe haven for Côte d’Ivoire’s sexual and gender minorities, offering care and advice.
Although Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law was annulled in 2014, stigma still prevents LGBTQI+ people from accessing healthcare.