Global Voices

RedPepper
February 26, 2020

If Grenell's global campaign is working, someone forgot to tell LGBTQ Ugandans

Two prominent Ugandan newspapers published salacious reports of a same-sex marriage that was supposedly performed at a pro-LGBTQ church in Uganda. This follows Ugandan politicians resurrecting a worse version of the so-called "Kill The Gays" bill and the murder of a prominent young LGBTQ activist -- the fourth to occur in Uganda in just a four month period.

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The Riant Theatre
March 13, 2019

BED 26 tells the story of asylum seeker and GLAAD Media Institute alum

BED 26 is an autobiographical play about a gay African refugee seeking asylum in the United States. The play explores Edafe Okporo's experience as an LGBTQ refugee from Nigeria, where it is not just illegal but also deadly to be out as gay. Fearing for his own life, Edafe fled to the United States to seek asylum, where he was detained and taken to the Elizabeth Detention Center in New Jersey

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