COVID-19 has stopped unnecessary surgeries, often performed on children without consent, said Crystal Hendricks of Intersex South Africa.
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Transgender Zimbabweans lack gender-affirming healthcare amid economic turmoil
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.
Slow path to equality as some pastors welcome LGBTI Malawians
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.
LGBTQI+ religious leaders call for inclusivity among faith-based organizations in South Africa
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.
Africanews Q&A: Covering Sexual and Gender Minorities in Africa
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.
Stigma, ignorance hinder health service delivery to LGBTQI+ Ugandans
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.
LGBTQI Christians face ‘spiritual starvation’ from unwelcoming churches in Botswana
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”.
New documentary Reclaiming Intersex gives voice to South African minority
The film takes viewers on Nthabiseng Mokoena’s journey of trauma and resilience, a narrative many intersex South Africans share.
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.