Cameroon: Praise for LBT workshop, denunciation of boycott
Africa / Europe

Cameroon: Praise for LBT workshop, denunciation of boycott

By Colin Stewart and Erin Royal Brokovitch Sexual minorities from French-speaking Africa at a networking workshop in Cameroon denounced several lesbian associations’ call for a boycott of the Feb. 21-24 workshop, which was aimed at bolstering the activism of lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The four organizations of lesbian, bisexual and queer women that boycotted … Continue reading

Why lesbian groups boycotted African LBT workshop
Africa / Europe

Why lesbian groups boycotted African LBT workshop

By Colin Stewart and Erin Royal Brokovitch Four organizations of lesbian, bisexual and queer women last week boycotted a workshop in Cameroon organized by two LGBT associations — one based in France and the other in Cameroon. Their objections, which were rejected by workshop participants, were “the imperialist, paternalistic and patriarchal nature of this project” … Continue reading

Africa / Commentary

Admitting the flaws of LGBTI activism; seeking solutions

Heartache, frustration, ennui, and burnout affecting LGBTIA+ activists. Minimal impact on the everyday lives of African queer/LGBTIA+ individuals and communities. Competition and antagonism among LGBTIA+ activists.  In some cases, mismanagement, favoritism, and outright corruption. Those are some of the problems that three veteran LGBTI activists describe in their recent analysis of the weaknesses of how … Continue reading