Stop ignoring us, say young LGBTIQ Africans

  • metta

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    Jul 08, 2015 7:08 AM GMT
    Stop ignoring us, say young LGBTIQ Africans

    At the Changing Faces Changing Spaces conference June 17 to 19 in Kenya, young LGBTIQ activists protested that they were often ignored by the LGBTIQ movement and left out of strategic decisions.

    They called for an end to attitudes that have “silenced the voices of young LGBTIQ Africans in the struggle for LGBTIQ rights in the continent.”

    Youths present at the gathering were from the following countries:

    Burundi
    Ethiopia
    Kenya
    Nigeria
    South Africa
    Tanzania
    Togo
    Uganda

    http://76crimes.com/2015/07/07/stop-ignoring-us-say-young-lgbtiq-africans/
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    Jul 09, 2015 2:38 AM GMT
    Off topic but there are too many letters in our LGBTIQA movement. A few more letters and we'll be able to spell out RUMPELSTILTSKIN. Say "Gay and Transgendered" and most will know exactly what we're talking about.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 09, 2015 2:35 PM GMT
    woodfordr saidOff topic but there are too many letters in our LGBTIQA movement. A few more letters and we'll be able to spell out RUMPELSTILTSKIN. Say "Gay and Transgendered" and most will know exactly what we're talking about.


    It's generally ridiculous how all these disparate groups are lumped together.
  • NursePractiti...

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    Jul 09, 2015 2:47 PM GMT
    When I lived in Denver the, "center" had so many letters in it everyone just called it that.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 09, 2015 2:58 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    woodfordr saidOff topic but there are too many letters in our LGBTIQA movement. A few more letters and we'll be able to spell out RUMPELSTILTSKIN. Say "Gay and Transgendered" and most will know exactly what we're talking about.


    It's generally ridiculous how all these disparate groups are lumped together.

    They're all related to sexuality, and they're all being persecuted for what the prevailing religious community considers to be deviant behavior. I think a collation is what empowered the gay community in the west to make unprecedented strides. Why scoff at those who are fighting for their rights to freely come out and be who they really are?
  • metta

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    Jul 09, 2015 8:06 PM GMT
    Kenyan Mob Attempts Attack on Ugandan Gay Refugees

    http://goo.gl/EoLQbR

    http://www.africanhrc.org/#!Kenyan-Mob-Attempts-Attack-on-Ugandan-Gay-Refugees/c1bm0/559eba550cf286eab01ed4a2
  • Saffron69

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    Jul 09, 2015 8:06 PM GMT
    I agree we Africans collectively put up with more shit n organize usually from nothing get the job done yet we r still invisible cause apparently we're all "underground" Being a South African the only country (Not State) where not only being gay is not a crime but we've had same-sex marriage for 9yrs now... Which is a helluva lot longer than most countries with "tip-top" organization for LBGTI. I must say we need to rly start pooling our collective resources. We do need a lot more work here in Africa. Lets face Social development as LGBTI for us requires a little bit more of hands on approach. Youth no matter the orientation are the future identitying and seeking to solve problems LGBTI youth face makes sense because you strengthen the future and solve long-term problems today icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 10, 2015 5:03 AM GMT
    LGBTIQ = huh?

  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 10, 2015 6:10 AM GMT
    LGBTIQ:
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning

    hmm .. who knew ... I though Q was for Queer