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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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
The Cost of Pride

The Cost of Pride

2018-07-3000:09:381

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.
In episode one we travel to Johannesburg, South Africa and unpack the messy realities of race, class and geography around Africa's oldest Pride.
Meet our Host

Meet our Host

2018-07-1900:11:582

Meet our host, Selly Thiam who remembers lesbian activist FannyAnn Eddy.
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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