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African myths about homosexuality | Blessing-M…

African myths about homosexuality | Blessing-Miles Tendi:

The standard explanation offered by Africans opposed to gay rights is that homosexuality is alien to their culture and was introduced to Africa by European colonialists. A good deal of African-American homophobia relies on the same justification. But late 19th-century records on Africa and African oral history show that homosexual practices existed in pre-colonial Africa. One case in point are the Azande people in the north-east of modern-day Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where it was acceptable for kings, princes and soldiers to take young male lovers.

Further evidence for the existence of homosexuality is that pre-colonial African ethnic groups ascribed tribal classifications to gay people. While some of these categorisations had negative associations, many had neutral connotations. Certain tribes in pre-colonial Burkina Faso and South Africa regarded lesbians as astrologers and traditional healers. A number of tribal groups in Cameroon and Gabon believed homosexuality had a medicinal effect. In pre-colonial Benin, homosexuality was viewed as a boyhood phase that males passed through and eventually grew out of.

Singing out in Angola | The Open Society Initi…

Singing out in Angola | The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA):

Titica is one of Angola’s most popular Kuduro singers and received a 2012 Kora nomination for best female artist in Southern Africa. She is also a regular guest on state television, has performed for President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, and her catchy music pumps from speakers in taxis and nightclubs around the capital Luanda, and beyond.

Some achievement for any musician, but especially so for a transsexual in a predominantly Catholic country, where sexual minorities are discriminated against, same-sex relationships are not recognised by the constitution and homosexual intercourse is punishable by hard labour.

GuardianWitness – Being gay in Angola

GuardianWitness – Being gay in Angola:

Unlike other countries in Africa, there was not witch-hunting “the gays” and anything from public authorities instigating violence against LGBT. You would not be able to openly gay but virulent hate was not spewed everywhere you went – being gay was simply “effaced.

Why this state of affairs? In my experience, I would say there was a somewhat relaxed attitude from the politically influencial elite in Luanda (always positioning outwardly to Europe and tolerating the "odd gay” in the family or working in the theatre and fashion industry), religious institutions are on a tight grip from the executive, homossexual behaviour had its place in the indigenous people’s lives before catholicism came with portuguese colonisation; and more importantly, some highly influencial families (the president’s included!!) have gay children and have refused to exclude them (a lot of them benefit from their position and are evermore visible in business and entertainment areas).

Gay Life in Andorra, Europe – GlobalGayz

Gay Life in Andorra, Europe – GlobalGayz:

It’s hardly a secret that homosexual people are everywhere. GlobalGayz receives daily news and reports from around the world that proves our presence in every country as well as Antarctica where a healthy crop of lesbian-flavored scientists rotate in and out of that daunting continent.

We also receive individual commentaries from unexpected places such as Sao Tome and Principe off the west coast of Africa where being gay means no more than being left-handed.

Some time ago we received another report from another postage-size country, Andorra, high in the Pyrenees between Spain and France—a fortunate location between two pro-gay cultures.

I’m not afraid. When you have to live a lie be…

I’m not afraid. When you have to live a lie because of society’s attitudes – when you can’t get what you want – you take whatever you can.

Gay Algerians seek ‘rainbow marriages’ to elud…

Gay Algerians seek ‘rainbow marriages’ to elude rigid society – France 24:

“The first thing that was clear for both of us was our shared wish to have a child; I told him that I was looking for a father for my children and that this would be the purpose of our marriage. Being a woman in Algeria is difficult, but being a single mother is even harder!”

Amelle could have decided to adopt, but – as in many other countries – it is a long and drawn out process for couples in Algeria. It is especially hard if you are single. “Before, Farid had taken steps to adopt alone, but as a single man, he didn’t succeed, so we’re going to start a kind of homoparental family,” said Amelle. “There’s no reason why I should have a heterosexual sex life. My gynecologist knows I’m a lesbian and she said she’d organise everything – she knows the whole story.”

As soon as Amelle and Farid agreed what they were going to do, everything went quite quickly. She introduced Farid to her family. “He’s a very nice chap. My family loved him and immediately adopted him as one of their own,” Amelle recalled. He followed tradition by coming with his parents to ask for Amelle’s hand in marriage. They got engaged in March 2017, and are planning on tying the knot in February 2018.

Like Farid, Amelle has never come out. “Other than close friends, no one knows he’s gay – it’s a bit like me! I’ve got a few cousins who know and support me. My relatives said it was a good thing that I’m getting married so I can carry on living a quiet life. As for my mother, I’m sure that – even if she doesn’t let on – she knows.” Amelle insists on her happiness, on the “relief” she feels since she got engaged.

Being Gay in Algeria Today

Being Gay in Algeria Today:

Unlike some Arab-Muslim countries, in Algeria, gay sites are hardly ever blocked by the government. Many are the Internet users who surf the web to meet their Prince Charming.

Farouk, 30, communications consultant, knows the system well. “On the Web, it’s about setting up rendezvous. In order not to be had, the best thing is to have a webcam, and to meet the person at a neutral place,” The Web is only the first step.

Just one concern: many gays live with either their family or their wife. As a result, precious few gays permit themselves to receive at home. Hotels are the sole alternative. “If we show up together at some hotels, the receptionist may find the situation fishy and prevent us from renting a room,” says the consultant. And that’s a lost cause, he says.