The film takes viewers on Nthabiseng Mokoena’s journey of trauma and resilience, a narrative many intersex South Africans share.
Category: LGBTQI+Faith in Africa
The following stories on LGBTQI+ rights and religion in Sub-Saharan Africa stem from Taboom’s regular workshops for journalists, editors and media professionals across the continent. Since 2016 we have trained and mentored hundreds of journalists from more than 35 countries in the region.
Muslim clerics in Kenya divided over LGBTQI acceptance
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?
Fatherlessness and Crime in Kenya
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.
Soigner les LGBTQI+ de Côte d’Ivoire, un défi pour la Clinique de Confiance
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.
Clinique de confiance offers safe space for Côte d’Ivoire’s LGBTQI+ community health needs
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.
Access to HIV Care: Are Some Ugandans More Equal Than Others?
Although Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law was annulled in 2014, stigma still prevents LGBTQI+ people from accessing healthcare.
Gender nonconforming Nigerians balance identity and safety concerns
LAGOS — Facing human rights abuses, gender nonconforming Nigerians want the chance to live and express themselves safely.
South Africa bill could end religion-based discrimination for same-sex marriages
JOHANNESBURG — A proposed amendment to South Africa’s Civil Union Act, which legalized same-sex marriage in 2006, would prevent civil servants from refusing to marry same-sex couples on the basis of conscience, religion or belief.
LGBTQI+ Tanzanians seek safety and solidarity in the shadows
ZANZIBAR — As Tanzania’s government continues its LGBTQI+ crackdown campaign, sexual and gender minorities devise new survival strategies to avoid arrest and discrimination.
In Cameroon, LGBTQ people struggle to reconcile faith and sexuality
YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Human rights groups in the Central African country are working with religious leaders to discuss the consequences of homophobic attitudes and hate speech.