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Messages to and from Africa:


"My dear young African gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, non-binary or gender-variant (or other) friends,

"We are the world, and you are an important part of it. Be true to yourself. Please find ways to safely tell your stories. Please exercise courage and strength; and show us how your diversity makes us all stronger. Please teach us your wisdom. And please know that someday, somehow, things will get better, and your triumph will teach us all."

From Be Proud - Humanist blog (

“The LGBTQ community in Kakuma refugee camp would like to inform the world about what happened on 3rd February 2023 to our people in this camp during food distribution...

"An injury is an injury. Mental, physical, minor or serious injuries are all injuries, and no one is meant to have any of them simply because they belong to a certain marginalized group within an unwelcoming society, for as long as humanity exists."


- A Press Release written by people who were there.


From #UNHCR Failure in Kenya - Humanist blog (


"Dear Beautiful People,

"In the hectic & corrupt Kenya, a group of people are suffering in silence. We are the LGBTIQ refugees, forced to flee our homes due to persecution and discrimination, only to find ourselves trapped in a new kind of hell...

"But despite our suffering, we have not given up hope. We know that there are people out there who care, who are willing to help, who believe in our right to live free from persecution and discrimination."

From A Letter from Africa - Humanist blog (

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