Dozens of people gathered in Gaborone in mid-July for discussions of the LGBTI community and its relationship to business and work environments, ageism, and artists confronting discrimination.
The panel discussions, labeled “Beyond the Rainbow,” ran for two days. They were organized by the Botswanan LGBTI rights group LeGaBiBo.
One day before the event began, LeGaBiBo also opened a Drop-in Centre. According to the organisation, the centre aims to “increase demand for and uptake of targeted comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for LGBTI people, MSM [men who have sex with men] and WSW [women who have sex with women] and raise awareness on sexual and reproductive health rights services.” A further goal is to locate safe spaces for LGBTI people that can “enable movement building.”
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- Petition seeks to bar anti-LGBT pastor from Botswana too (The petition was successful.) (September 2016, 76crimes.com)
- Botswana progress, Kenya rescue, Malaysia raid (April 2016, 76crimes.com)
- Victory for LGBTI advocates in Botswana court (March 2016, 76crimes.com)
- LEGABIBO’s court victory- what’s next? Caine Youngman speaks to lifestyle (August 2015, Sunday Standard)
- LEGABIBO commemorates day against homophobia (August 2015, Sunday Standard)
- Gay as a daffodil [an interview with Legabibo leader Caine Youngman (August 2012, The Voice BW)