Country Watch · Film, TV and other media · Gender & sexuality · Interview with LGBT+

Interview with Hijra film makers.

By Darren Marples. Edited by Tom Wiese. I managed to catch up with a film maker who is in the process of setting up a documentary about the Hijra folk in India. Hijra-Trans sex workers getting ready for work Could you please introduce yourself: I’m Ila Mehrotra Jenkins, I’m the director of the documentary HIJRA.… Continue reading Interview with Hijra film makers.

Book Reviews · Country Watch

6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story

6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story is the debut short story by Bangladesh based writer Salman Aziz, who goes by the name AKA$H. The short story is a prequel to a yet to be published novel that simply wets the appetite for future servings of Aziz creative streak. Above: Salman Aziz The story is based… Continue reading 6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story

Country Watch · Guest writer

Nigeria human rights, reflective poetry & the thoughts of a Nigerian gay male. 

By @Akpa_Arinze ​In 2009, a Ugandan MP, David Bahati, drafted a bill named Kill the Gays. In late 2013, this was called the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014, and was passed as law in parliament. This Act changed the previously held “imprisonment” sentence, to the death penalty. In 2014, the Nigerian government also criminalised homosexuality, and many other African… Continue reading Nigeria human rights, reflective poetry & the thoughts of a Nigerian gay male. 

Interview with LGBT+

Interview with a Black American gay female musician. 

Recently I got the opportunity to talk to @BlackWolfBrass about her career, oppression as a black gay American and her life.  Thanks for doing this interview with me. First of all tell me how you identify yourself, sexually or otherwise?  I identify as gay. I’m gender-non conforming in presentation. I’m biologically female. Every day is a… Continue reading Interview with a Black American gay female musician. 

History · Lgbt Hero's · spirituality, wellbeing and religion

Remembering Matthew Shepard 

(December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) Mathew Shepard died on October 12th, 1998 at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado – six days after a homophobic attack that took place on October 6th, 1998 – and left to die at Laramie, with heavy brain injuries in Wyoming, U.S.A. His injuries were so severe… Continue reading Remembering Matthew Shepard