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Ghana pushes Antigay Bill after Theresa May urges for the Decriminalization of Homosexuality

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plea for Commonwealth nations to decriminalize homosexuality was met with major backlash among the African commonwealth nations, especially Ghana. And now, lawmakers in the conservative

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“It’s Never Too Late To Live.” – Kenny Brandmuse

I’ve been seeing many same-gender loving men getting married to women on my Facebook timeline of late. Like one every other week. Congratulations, guys! I recalled how I used to

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LETTER TO MY HOMOPHOBIC EX-FRIEND

Dear Former Friend I had actually blocked you here on Facebook but I had to unblock you just to tell you something. I have often wondered why judgmental homophobic people

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#FineQueerCouples: LGBT couples in Africa celebrate love online with trending hashtag

It may still a taboo topic in most African nations, but same sex love is gaining grounds despite the risk to life and intolerance of LGBT rights. South Africa is

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FROM WITHIN, INSIDE THE CLOSET

The greatest challenge for us, LGBT folks fighting for our rights, in Invisibility. It is not like being black or female where you are seen, where you have always been

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You Ask Me: “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The essence of life Of the life we claim to hold dear Lies in our conformity In our ability to shrink ourselves Become less of who we are Morph into

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Kenya Bans LGBT Love Story ‘Rafiki’ Ahead of Its Premiere At Cannes

Kenyan authorities have banned Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki (Friend), an LGBT love story which will have its world premiere in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard next month. Kahiu announced the decision Friday

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UK pledges over £5m to help Commonwealth countries reverse antigay colonial laws

This week, anti-LGBTI laws within Commonwealth nations have been making headlines. It started with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). On the first day of the summit, the non-profit

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Emeli Sande urges Commonwealth leaders to see LGBT+ people ‘as human beings’ and overturn anti-gay laws

Singer Emeli Sande has urged Commonwealth leaders to overturn anti-gay laws and “see people as human beings”. Speaking to the Commonwealth leaders that have gathered for CHOGUM (Commonwealth Heads of

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Theresa May apologizes for UK’s colonial anti-gay laws

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she deeply regrets the UK’s role in criminalizing same-sex relations in its former colonies. The laws were passed under British rule and are