YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Quant au discours religieux, les leaders de toutes les confessions religieuses présentes au Cameroun ont le même discours, celui de la condamnation de l’homosexualité.
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.
A mother fights queer bias in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG—Mally Simelane’s daughter was murdered for her sexual orientation, a tragic event that she has channeled into promoting LGBTI acceptance at her church and in KwaThema.
In Zambia, transgender and intersex issues take center stage
LUSAKA, Zambia — The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia’s chairperson has welcomed the country’s intersex and transgender communities and said discriminating against them is a sin and insult to God.
Religious leaders encourage LGBT exclusion in South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan — In socially conservative South Sudan, LGBT people face discrimination and abuse, their non-traditional sexualities and genders often considered taboo.
For male sex workers in Zimbabwe, discrimination and abuse are the norm
HARARE, Zimbabwe — “You have not graduated into sex work if you are not raped,” Munashe said of what he has come to consider a terrible inevitability for male sex workers who have sex with men in Zimbabwe.
As faiths mix, Madagascar’s LGBTQ community faces harassment and discrimination
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — For LGBTQ people in Madagascar, backlash is still more common than tolerance or respect.
Au Togo, homosexualité et justice ne collent pas
LOME, Togo — Pour les personnes LGBT, des barrières d’accès à la justice sont renforcées par le regard de la société, qui ne tolère pas l’homosexualité et les pratiques y afférentes.
For Togo’s LGBTQ community, justice remains just out of reach
LOME, Togo –LGBTQ people face numerous barriers to accessing justice in Togo, including the fear of being jailed if their sexual orientation or gender identity is made public.
In Sierra Leone, human rights defenders stay silent on LGBTQ discrimination
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (RNS) Human rights campaigners in the West African nation are cherry-picking which rights they defend on the basis of religion, culture, and tradition, leaving LGBTQ communities vulnerable.
LGBTQI+ South Africans struggle to fund higher education
CAPE TOWN — Amid social and religious discrimination, sexual and gender minorities are often shunned by traditional support networks and struggle to access higher education.