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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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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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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Call for Submissions From Muslim-Identified LGBTQ People of Color

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“But when do we ever hear from queer Muslims themselves, about their everyday lives, about their hardships and triumphs, their families and lovers–or, simply, what keeps them centered, devout, inspired?” Do you identify as a Muslim, queer/trans woman of color? Submit your story!

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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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Ugandan LGBT Activists Sue American Evangelist for Inspiring "Kill the Gays" Bill

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The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a federal lawsuit against Scott Lively, on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda, a LGBT advocacy group in Uganda. The suit alleges that Lively’s involvement in anti-gay efforts in Uganda, including his active participation in the formulation of anti-gay legislation and policies aimed at revoking fundamental right from LGBT persons constitutes persecution.

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Call for Performers/Artists of Color for Black History Month Celebration Event

Call for LGBTQI artists who identify as people of color — writers, spoken word, drag kings and queens, burlesque dancers, poets, musicians, visual and media artists — to submit their profiles, bios, and experience for performance consideration at our Pan-African History Celebration, an event in solidarity with Black History month happening on Feb 26th.

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