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Masi Zhakata: Nurturing the leader within

Masi Zhakata: Nurturing the leader within

Masi Zhakata is a lesbian mother living in Cape Town, South Africa. Her story begins in Zimbabwe, when her family discovered her sexuality. After several members of her family tried to “fix” her with a process known as corrective rape, they forced her to marry a man. She became a wife and had a child, but the constant abuse and correction ...
Finding the freedom to be herself

Finding the freedom to be herself

When Lambert fled her home country of Cameroon in 2018, she was just looking for a country to live freely and without fear as an LGBTQ person. “In Cameroon, you are forced to hide because your relationship cannot be public knowledge or it will be a disaster,” she says. Traveling from Turkey to the island of Kos, in Greece, and then onto ...
Echoes of Resilience: Sulah’s Triumph

Echoes of Resilience: Sulah’s Triumph

Sulah Mawejje's formative years in Uganda were difficult, as a young man who didn’t “seem” quite like the others. He endured physical bullying and taunting, and much of that abuse came from his family and close friends, leading to a feeling of self-alienation. It was not an easy path, but it was not unlike that of many young queer people in ...

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