Author: Innocent

Homosexuality in Zimbabwe: A Reality!

The labelling of homosexuality as unAfrican has tended to create the impression that homosexuality was non-existent in precolonial African communities. The label has been widely interpreted in the light of the origins of homosexuality.

«L’Eglise doit accompagner les homosexuels de Madagascar»

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.

Beyond African religious homophobia: how Christianity is a source of African LGBT activism

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.

Reconciling Christianity and homosexuality

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,...

Queer Narratives from Kenya: I am a male-to-female transgender

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”.