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AfroQueer is a podcast about Queer Africans living, loving, surviving and thriving on the African Continent and in the Diaspora.
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AfroQueer Live

AfroQueer Live

2019-12-1100:22:17

“Closets are for clothes.” Yet we say that a queer person who hasn’t come out is in the proverbial closet. In this episode, we share African coming out stories entrusted to us. This is the high we all need as we go on break. Do share your coming out stories with us in the comment section. :) AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was produced by Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager, Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances and Aida Holly- Nambi. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. Thank you to our storytellers Kevin, Jabari and Solomon and all our listeners who sent in amazing comments. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/6ZHmsTo9TgLHE2yyK63y61?si=knTzYViiQzmt1B3dsw7RRQ
A queer woman named K travels to visit family in Somalia. After a few weeks, she disappears. Her friends back home in Minneapolis feared the worst and set out to find her and bring her home. This is an episode about friendship, acceptance, and hope when all seems lost. AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was reported by Selly Thiam. Produced by Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances and Aida Holly-Nambi. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/6ZHmsTo9TgLHE2yyK63y61?si=knTzYViiQzmt1B3dsw7RRQ Further Reading: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/anti-lgbtiq-conversion-therapy-occurs-worldwide-new-study-reveals/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43066082
Dakan

Dakan

2019-11-0700:24:11

It all began with a call for pitches on the AfroQueer social media pages which turned into a full-blown quest to find the filmmaker behind one of the first feature-length LGBTQI films ever made in West Africa. We found the filmmaker, Mohammed Camara and talked about his film, Dakan. This episode was reported by SellyThiam and Maimouna Jallow. Produced by Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances and Aida Holly-Nambi, assistant producers were Serubiri Moses and Amelie Bertholete Yengo. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager. AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Further Reading: https://www.liberation.fr/cahier-special/1997/05/16/cannes-camara-camera-sans-tabou-cet-acteur-realisateur-reve-d-une-comedie-musicale-dakan-de-mohamed-_205407 https://www.backstage.com/uk/magazine/article/why-lgbt-representation-in-theatre-film-tv-is-still-so-important-68498/ https://www.jstor.org/stable/525399?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Gibson

Gibson

2019-10-2400:26:35

Ostracized by his family in Uganda for being gay, a lonely Gibson leaves for Kenya after he survives an attempted acid attack. After arriving in Nairobi, he is sent to Kakuma Refugee Camp where he comes up with a bold plan to host the first ever Gay Pride Event at a refugee camp. Here is how it went... AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was reported by Aida Holly-Nambi, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances, with assistance from Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager. Sound design by Tevin Sudi. Additional research by Brian Nature Raymond. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Further Reading: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48703112 https://www.patheos.com/blogs/mercynotsacrifice/2019/03/05/testimony-from-a-queer-african-christian/ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-lgbt-refugees/a-precarious-haven-africas-lgbt-refugees-teeter-on-the-brink-in-kenya-idUSKCN1N5205
How To Raise a Woman

How To Raise a Woman

2019-10-1000:21:03

Tshepho Ricki Kgositau is a well known name in the global LGBTQ+ activism community. What many people don't know is that she started her activism at a young age. In this episode we journey with her through her experience of gender transitioning that led to her finally living fully in her true identity. AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was reported by Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager, and Selly Thiam, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Sound design by Tevin Sudi. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Find Ricki on social: Twitter: https://twitter.com/rickikgositau?lang=en Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Further Reading: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-botswana-lgbt/botswana-court-orders-government-to-recognize-transgender-woman-as-female-idUSKBN1E623G https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-support-a-loved-one-who-is-transitioning_n_5b2bf196e4b00295f15a9213 http://www.revelandriot.com/resources/trans-health/
Sex Test

Sex Test

2019-09-2600:22:50

What happens when our own truths are subjected to constant medical tests and public scrutiny? Female athletes singled out for sex testing and the unnecessary testosterone therapy stay defiant and we love it! This episode was reported by Aida Holly-Nambi and Selly Thiam. Produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Sound design by Tevin Sudi. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager.
We’re back! Season 2 of AfroQueer drops on September 26th and we’re excited to bring you great stories from around the world. These stories will make you smile, cry, sigh and give you insight into the lives of our guests. Here’s a sneak peek into what we have in store. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Further Reading: http://www.newnownext.com/queer-africa-afroqueer-podcast/03/2019/ AfroQueer Podcast is produced by AQ Studios
On Friday May 24 the High Court of Kenya ruled on repealing laws that criminalize homosexuality in Kenya. In this episode host Selly Thiam investigates where these laws came from and why Kenyan activists and lawyers are fighting harder than ever to get them struck down. This episode was produced and edited by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi, Maeve Frances and Maimouna Jallow. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager.
African Summer

African Summer

2018-11-0700:17:14

We are about to head into our summer break and in this final episode, we reflect on the moments that surprised us and moments we loved in Season One. We hear from listeners around the world and answer your questions. As we wrap this first season, we also talk about what you can look forward to hearing in Season Two. This episode was reported by Selly Thiam and Aida Holly-Nambi. Produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. AfroQueer's social media is managed by Rachel Wamoto.
A Provocation

A Provocation

2018-10-1900:13:54

Scrolling across Instagram, a shocking photo captures the eye of a young Kenyan lesbian, Rachel. Follow her journey to Johannesburg where she tries to make sense of the phenomenon of people being raped and killed for looking just like her - masculine. Content warning: Sexual assault and gender-based violence. This episode was reported by Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager, and Halima Gikandi. Produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances.
Rafiki: Uncensored

Rafiki: Uncensored

2018-09-2800:09:091

Accusing it of “promoting lesbianism”, the Kenyan Film and Classification Board banned the film Rafiki in Kenya for seven months. The director of the film, Wanuri Kahui, sued the government and won the case, allowing her to screen the film in Kenya for seven days only. We went to the very first screening of Rafiki in Nairobi, and bring you this review of the film. This episode was reported by Aida Holly-Nambi with additional reporting by Halima Gikandi. Produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Technical support by Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager.
In this episode, we find out firsthand what the effect of words preached in Kenyan churches and mosques has been on the lives of LGBTQ Kenyans along the coast. How does a religious leader calling for mobs to "flush out the gays" have a change of heart? This episode was reported by Halima Gikandi, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi, Maeve Frances and Halima Gikandi. Technical support from Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager.
This is a story about two men who met, fell in love and got married. That should have been the end of it. But instead, their wedding broke the Nigerian internet. This episode was reported by Selly Thiam, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Technical support from Rachel Wamoto who is also AfroQueer's social media manager.
App Trap - Grindr in Africa

App Trap - Grindr in Africa

2018-08-0700:17:35

Grindr is widely thought to be the most popular dating app on the African continent. In this episode we ask, is Grindr doing enough to protect its users in Africa? This episode was reported by Selly Thiam, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi, Maeve Frances and Arit Okpo. Technical support from Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager. Special Thanks to Nature Raymond.
The Cost of Pride

The Cost of Pride

2018-07-3000:09:531

What is the cost of visibility and when does it become too high? This episode we look at what happened when the police raided a Ugandan Gay Pride event in 2016. This episode was reported by Selly Thiam, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Technical support from Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager. Field producing by Ayasiga Herbert Elvis.
In episode one we travel to Johannesburg, South Africa and unpack the messy realities of race, class and geography around Africa's oldest Pride. This episode was reported by Aida Holly-Nambi, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Technical support from Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager.
Meet our Host

Meet our Host

2018-07-1900:11:582

Meet our host, Selly Thiam who remembers lesbian activist FannyAnn Eddy. This episode was produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances with help from Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager.
Welcome to AfroQueer

Welcome to AfroQueer

2018-07-1200:01:40

AfroQueer is a podcast about queer Africans living, loving, surviving and thriving on the continent and in the diaspora. Listen to our teaser! First episode out July 19th!
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