Scott T. Vehstedt in an article in The Conversation reports that the methodist church risks a large split mainly due to LGBT issues, with the church in Africa being a key actor. The article...
Ghana follows in the footsteps of numerous other African countries in seeing homosexuality as alien to Ghanaian culture, and a western neo-imperial imposition. However, despite this popular belief, homosexuality has existed and has been practiced in Ghana.
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.
Musicians are normalising different sexual expressions in their videos in hopes of seeing change on the ground in the West African country, where same-sex relations are illegal
Author Kate Hairsine, Site Web Deutsche Welle (Germany), 4.12.2019 With Zambia imprisoning two men to 15 years for gay sex and Uganda detaining LGBTQ+ activists, the African continent is a difficult place for homosexuals....
If a woman was rich, in communities that allowed polygamy, she could also afford more than one bride.
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.
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.
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...