feature: find out what it’s like growing up lgbt in africa with none on record’s video interview series

July 6, 2015

Take a look at African LGBT Digital Media Organization None On Record’s video interview series, ‘Growing up LGBT in Africa’ – a series which was produced as part of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2015. None On Record (team pictured above) was created in 2004 following the murder of Sierra Leonean LGBT activist FannyAnn Eddy (killed in the offices of the Sierra Leone Lesbian and Gay Association), with an aim to “honor the African LGBT spirit that Fanny Ann embodied” and to “collect the oral histories of LGBT Africans from the African Continent and in the Diaspora”. Watch the first videos from the series below (focused on Kenya and Uganda)!

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor


Kendi Magari, Kenya, Executive Chef.

Solomon Wambua, Kenyan LGBT Activist.

Njeri Gateru, Kenya, Lawyer.

Cleopatra Kambugu, Uganda, Scientist/Activist.

Lorna Dias, Executive Coordinator of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya


Photo credit: None On Record’s ‘Seeking Asylum’ Series about African LGBT Asylum Seekers in the UK