Call for Submissions (Poetry, Prose, Photography): Walking the Tight Rope: An African LGBTI Anthology

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Walking the Tight Rope: An African LGBT Anthology seeks poets, writers and photographers within Africa and the Diaspora to share their stories. DEADLINE: April 15, 2014

Please share widely.

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[Amplify] Vote for LGBT Africa Series, “Seeking Asylum” for PBS People Choice Award!

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Vote for None on Record’s Seeking Asylum video series for PBS Film Festival People’s Choice Award.

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Queer African Women Making History: Namibian Artist Shishani Releases Video for New LGBT Equality Anthem, “Minority”

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Our founder, Spectra Speaks, catches up with award-winning Namibian indie soul artist, Shishani, whose new video, “Minority” calls for Africans to choose freedom, equality, and love for all.

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AMPLIFY: Paid Internship Opportunity for Lesbian & Bisexual Women Artists in Kenya (July 1st Deadline)

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Artists For Recognition and Acceptance (AFRA–Kenya) is seeking lesbian and bisexual artists for a three month paid internship.

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Zanele Muholi’s Work Documenting African Lesbians Stolen, Community Raises $9000 to Replace Lost Equipment

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“It is through seeing ourselves as we find love, laughter, joy that we can sustain our strength and regain our sanity as we move into a future that is sadly still filled with the threat of insecurities.” -Zanele Muholi

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Like a Boy: Male Impersonators and the Lesser Known World of Drag Kings

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You know RuPaul, but what about Cape Town’s smoothest live rapping drag king, St. Dude? What does it mean for straight artists like Beyonce and Ciara to be drag kings for a day in their music videos?

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This is What Africa’s Resistance Looks Like: Uganda’s First LGBT Clinic Opens in Kampala

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From the “Kill the Gays” bill to a brand new LGBT clinic in the capital city of Kampala; this is what LGBT Africa’s resistance looks like.

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ORAM: Providing LGBT-Friendly Support for Refugees from Africa and the Middle East

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The majority of LGBT refugees flee to the West from Middle Eastern or African countries. But even in their new homes, they encounter rejection and extreme hardship. The Organization for Refuge Asylum and Migration (ORAM), is working to change all that.

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Hometown Homophobia: Reflections of a Straight Ethiopian Ally

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“My first encounter with a gay Ethiopian didn’t come with a big a-ha moment. Yet, as I look back at my journey to more proactive alliance and advocacy of LGBT Africans, it’s clear that this moment was the catalyst that brought about the stepping stones that led me to this point.

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Inspired by Pariah: Coming Out as a Nigerian “Boi”

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As the strapless lilac dress found its awkward place on my body, the delicate layer of my personal confidence dropped mercilessly to the floor… “You only compliment me when I’m wearing clothes I don’t want to wear,” I complained, “I don’t feel pretty. I feel stupid.”

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