Young queer Africans take a stand

Young Africans who are passionate about the sexual health, rights and well-being of LGBTQI youth have banded together to work for change through an organization called the African Queer Youth Initiative.

AQYI originated with a group of young LGBTQI activists in June 2015.  Their view was:

“Despite being active in the larger LGBTQI movement, and despite the existence of platforms, support systems, opportunities and programs geared towards moving LGBTQI equality, the needs and aspirations of young people were often left off the table and young people were not seen as equal partners in our common struggle towards an Africa where citizens would be free from oppression and discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. ”

The AQYI team currently consists of a volunteer network of youth from Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, Republic of Mauritius, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Read more via 76 Crimes