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OP-ED: African Media and Misrepresentation - A Queer Battle

Africa’s media often perpetuates homophobia and rouses community unrest and irrational fears. In a recent article, the Gazette insert ‘Time Out’ added Botswana to a list of countries where this statement is proven fact. So much has happened in Africa in the past three months: we’ve seen Kenyans maliciously murdered, foreign Nationals brutalised in South Africa, a stronger stance taken on Rhino poaching, and a Presidential misstep turned into a viral cyber-trend. So much has happened, yet - in…See More
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OP-ED: African Media and Misrepresentation - A Queer Battle

Africa’s media often perpetuates homophobia and rouses community unrest and irrational fears. In a recent article, the Gazette insert ‘Time Out’ added Botswana to a list of countries where this statement is proven fact. So much has happened in Africa in the past three months: we’ve seen Kenyans maliciously murdered, foreign Nationals brutalised in South Africa, a stronger stance taken on Rhino poaching, and a Presidential misstep turned into a viral cyber-trend. So much has happened, yet - in…See More
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Satire: How To Acquire Bae(s): A Makeup Tutorial For The Single Woman

Blogger Bobo Matjila's "satirical makeup tutorial which is essentially commentary on the societal standards of beauty and cultural norms that women are expected to conform to." "Are you tired of the never-ending single life? Ready to finally…
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How To Acquire Bae(s): A Makeup Tutorial For The Single Woman

Are you tired of the never-ending single life? Ready to finally acquire the bae of your dreams? Then look no further! For your very own viewing pleasure, I'v...
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Rest in the peace to young transgender activist Blake Brockington

Rest in the peace to young transgender activist Blake Brockington.Brockington (who died as the result of a suicide) will always be remembered - for his outspoken advocacy for LGBTQI equality, for raising awareness on police brutality and violence,…
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Kerry Washington accepts the Vanguard Award at the #glaadawards

Kerry Washington had people on their feet with her GLAAD Awards acceptance speech. "Women, poor people, people of color, people with disabilities, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, intersex people — we have been pitted against each other &…
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Kerry Washington accepts the Vanguard Award at the #glaadawards

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect thei...
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OP-ED: African Media and Misrepresentation - A Queer Battle

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Africa’s media often perpetuates homophobia and rouses community unrest and irrational fears. In a recent article, the Gazette insert ‘Time Out’ added Botswana to a list of countries where this statement is proven fact. So much has happened in Africa in the past three months: we’ve seen Kenyans maliciously murdered, foreign Nationals brutalised in South Africa, a stronger stance taken on Rhino poaching, and a Presidential misstep turned into a viral cyber-trend. So much has…

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FEATURE: Black Gay Dads Featured in major commercial

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:00am 6 Comments

Gay dads Kordale and Kaleb Lewis show us what their "normal" is in a new commercial for Nikon. Hopefully they can inspire other LGBTQ people to be comfortable in their own skin and overcome adversity.

A photo of them taking care of their children went viral last year. Many homophobes criticized them but they also received a lot of support.

Kordale and Kaleb say: "Last year, we were surprised when a picture of us doing our daughters’ hair went viral. To us, that’s…

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OP-ED: According to the Internet, Women Of Color don't have an opinion about Gamergate

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Gamergate has become a major thing in the last few months. Women have been coming forward to share their stories of harassment and terrifying death threats, simply because they decided they wanted to have fun by playing video games (more about the Gamergate controversy here). However, there is one voice that seems to be missing – that of women of…

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FEATURE: Queer artists in Kenya - Jim Chuchu & Jarel

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Finding his own way to tenderly picked melodies and intricate sounds that make up his solo music, Jarel, known to some as Nderitu Nduba, is a poet, songwriter and “child of the bloom” from Mombasa Kenya. As frontman of The Black Progression Band, Jarel takes pride in his sense of self-reliance and his creative approach to…

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