It’s Pride month, and this weekend we all celebrated our LGBT-ness in Dublin. The crowd was huge, the whistles piercing and the chanting up-lifting. Around the world, reactions to city Pride parades differ as widely as the rainbow of people marching. We hear about those in the Americas and Europe, but have you ever heard of an LGBT Pride march in Africa?
Laura Fletcher is a journalist working on a project about African Pride.
The film tells the stories of lesbian women and gay men in South Africa who are meeting homophobic violence with visibility in the form of township prides and protests. As you know, prejudice is not an exclusively African or South African phenomenon, nor is the courage to stand and face it.
I believe that this South African story will resonate with many and I am working to ensure that it reaches as wide an audience as possible.
Now she needs your help. She has done all that credit cards and bank loans allow, and need to source some funding. If you have anything at all to spare get yourself over here and pat yourself on the back. She’s halfway there and, with your help, these people can tell their stories. You can also claim some cool stuff, so your philanthropy will be rewarded.
This is such an important project as lesbians and gay men in Africa are next-to invisible, some are killed, some disappear and the rest live in fear. Do something to help their voices be heard.