Category Homophobia

Slaughter Of Young Black Trans Women Intensifies, With 5 Murders Reported In 1 Week – Towleroad

The other day we told you how Shade Schuler, whose badly decomposed body was found in a vacant field in Dallas, was the 13th transgender person known to have been murdered this year, eclipsing the total from all of 2014.Since then, three additional murders of transgender women have been reported, bringing the 2015 total to […]

Homosexuality not un-African – Africa’s gays argue

The Nandi and Kisii of Kenya and parts of Eastern Africa are also recorded to have practised female-to-female marriages, while among the Cape Bantus, lesbianism was ascribed to women who were in the process of becoming chief diviners, known as isanuses. Generally in Southern Africa, many female diviners were thought to have been either homosexual […]

LGBT advocates interrupt Jamaican prime minister’s speech

Members of the advocacy group also confronted her outside the church. They chanted “Gay rights Portia. Protect Jamaica’s gays” as she entered the building. “We pretty much interrupted her speech,” Michael Forbes, a member of Jamaica Anti-Homophobia Stand who protested Simpson-Miller, told the Washington Blade on Friday during a telephone interview from New York. Forbes […]

Gambian security agents arrest more homosexual suspects – Africa – News – StarAfrica.com

Gambian security forces from both the police and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) have embarked on a raid to round up suspected homosexuals who may possibly exist in the Greater Banjul metropolis, especially in the Tourism Development Area (TDA), APA learns here Tuesday. The NIA operatives on Sunday arrested three suspected gays. However, according to […]

#TBT: They Died in the Closet | Advocate.com

When Barbara Jordan died of complications from pneumonia on January 17, 1996, she became the first black woman buried in the Texas State Cemetery — and likely the first lesbian, though her 30-year relationship with partner Nancy Earl wasn’t publicly acknowledged until Jordan’s obituary ran in the Houston Chronicle. A great civil rights leader and […]

Are black people homophobic? | The Voice Online

We existed before the British brought us their bibles and before Islam brought us Mohammed. Homosexuality is as much a part of black history and culture as are seasoning food, storytelling, braiding hair, multilingualism and art. Secondly, the recent homophobic legislations of Uganda and Nigeria are not influenced by any traditional African values, religions or […]

Tongues Untied – Wikipedia

The film blends documentary footage with personal account and fiction in an attempt to depict the specificity of black gay identity. The “silence” referred to throughout the film is that of black gay men, who are unable to express themselves because of the prejudices of white and black heterosexual society, as well as the white […]