Monday, February 22, 2010

Event: Gay Africa

GAY AFRICA is a response to the human rights and sexuality crisis sweeping the continent. In Uganda they propose to execute gays, in Malawi they imprison gay men who marry, in Nigeria they ban all meeting and support for LGBT people.

How far does the American Christian Right support homophobia in Africa? Is South Africa a shinning example of human rights or a special case? Do activists and the media in the West help or hinder African lesbians and gays? How does what’s happening in Africa impact on LGBT people throughout the world?

Performers and Special Guests include:
Dr Antoine Rogers (Lecturer in Social Policy)
Bisi Alimi (Nigerian LGBT Activist)
Campbell (Filmmaker/Curator)
Gaylene Gould (Broadcaster)
Godwyns Onwuchekwa (Nigerian LGBT Activist)
Dr Iain Reeves (Consultant in HIV Medicine)
Inua Ellams (Performance Poet)
Jasmine Cooray (Performance Poet)
John Bosco (Gay Ugandan Refugee)
Keith Jarrett (Performance Poet)
Lee Jasper (Black Human Rights Activist)
Michael Senyonjo (Ugandan Human Rights Activist)
Mojisola Adebayo (Writer/Performer)
Phyll Opoku (UK Black Pride)
Rhymes Won’t Wait Collective
Rev. Rowland Jide Macaulay (House of Rainbow)
Shaun Newport (Pride London)
Skye Chirape (Zimbabwean LGBT Activist)

Short films screening:
Souljah by Rikki Beadle-Blair (Best Short Film at Rushes Soho)
Young Black & Gay by Dean Atta (Channel 4, bfm IFF, LLGFF)

Gay Africa
Sunday 28th February 2010
4pm – 8pm
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
Facebook event

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