If a woman was rich, in communities that allowed polygamy, she could also afford more than one bride.
Gay Christian Africa Blog
It was enough to get away a little, to have the courage to dare beyond conventional limits.
A Madagascar, les homosexuels ne sont pas persécutés ni discriminés mais pas non plus acceptés. Le prêtre catholique Séraphin Handriniaina, auteur d’une récente thèse sur la question, souhaite que l’Eglise accueille et accompagne davantage ces personnes qui s’affirment de plus en plus dans la société malgache.
Naughton’s project, This is How the Heart Beats, calls attention to the forced migration of LGBTQ refugees in East Africa. The series follows the refugees as they flee their homes in Uganda, seek haven in Kenya, find resettlement in the United States, and for some, make a decisive return to Uganda.
The emergence of anti-homosexuality politics in Africa is often explained with reference to religion. Although religion is a major factor in fuelling homophobia in Africa, the Bible and the Christian faith are not only sites of struggle but have also been appropriated by African LGBT activists in support of their cause. Adriaan van Klinken says we need to move beyond a narrow focus on African religious homophobia as religion plays multiple and complex roles in contemporary dynamics of African sexualities.
Kim raconte une expérience avec deux gars qui ne supportaient pas être à côté des personnes homosexuelles avant de le connaitre. Un jour j’étais dans un marriage d’un ami en France, avec un autre...
The text was taken from: Christianity and homosexuality : contradictory or complementary? a qualitative study of the experiences of Christian homosexual university students, authors S. Nkosi and F. Masson, South African Journal of Higher Education,...
I am a male-to-female transgender. I’ve always felt different since I was young. I never identified as male, ever. Growing up, I never knew my real parents. I’ve been in different foster homes – three of them so far. It’s been tough. The first foster family thought I was a girl. When I was eight or ten, I started exhibiting feminine characteristics; growing breasts and hips. My foster parents were afraid. They said, “This is an omen. Hatumwezi”.
L’histoire d’Adam et Eve ne parle pas directement de l’homosexualité. Cependant, ce premier couple hétérosexuel est souvent utilisé comme argument en défaveur du couple homosexuel car il est vu comme le modèle initial, idéal et unique du couple, créé et voulu par Dieu avant la Chute. Certains en concluent que la femme est la seule altérité digne de ce nom pour l’homme et réciproquement, ce qui exclut d’office toute relation homosexuelle. Examinons donc les deux premiers chapitres de la Genèse.
When people look at you in disgust, that you even ask yourself if you’re still at church. I don’t know if Christians don’t realise that they all have their own sins, it’s just that we don’t know about them (John, male).
They never tried to understand me as a person, they just saw demons and starting bombarding me with Bible verses (Zandile, female).
It pains when people treat you like less of a person for something that you didn’t even choose yourself, you’d think Christians would be more compassionate (Asanda, female).
For students who are homosexual or bisexual and who identify with the Christian faith, this process of determining their social identity can be complicated as many sectors within the Christian community may only support heteronormative behaviour. Furthermore many cultures, particularly African cultures, do not condone homosexuality and/or bisexuality.
“Our cultures have an important place in the society so to fight for rights should be done through dialogue”. Jimmy, a missionary brother says during the interview he had with us about his life...
Neela Ghoshal*, Human Rights Watch, October 31, 2019 Emelia, a woman in her thirties living in Kumasi, Ghana, will never forget the day her father found out she was a lesbian. He beat her...