18 episodes

AfroQueer is a podcast about Queer Africans living, loving, surviving and thriving on the African Continent and in the Diaspora.

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    • Society & Culture

AfroQueer is a podcast about Queer Africans living, loving, surviving and thriving on the African Continent and in the Diaspora.

    AfroQueer Live

    AfroQueer Live

    “Closets are for clothes.”

    Yet we say that a queer person who hasn’t come out is in the proverbial closet. In this episode, we share African coming out stories entrusted to us. This is the high we all need as we go on break.

    Do share your coming out stories with us in the comment section. :)

    AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems.

    This episode was produced by Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager, Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances and Aida Holly- Nambi. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. Thank you to our storytellers Kevin, Jabari and Solomon and all our listeners who sent in amazing comments.


    Engage with us on-
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw
    Website:afroqueerpodcast.com
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast

    Listen to Season 2 here:
    Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149
    Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer
    Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/6ZHmsTo9TgLHE2yyK63y61?si=knTzYViiQzmt1B3dsw7RRQ

    • 22 min
    From Minneapolis to Mogadishu

    From Minneapolis to Mogadishu

    A queer woman named K travels to visit family in Somalia. After a few weeks, she disappears. Her friends back home in Minneapolis feared the worst and set out to find her and bring her home. This is an episode about friendship, acceptance, and hope when all seems lost.


    AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems.

    This episode was reported by Selly Thiam. Produced by Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances and Aida Holly-Nambi. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager.

    Engage with us on-
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw
    Website:afroqueerpodcast.com
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast

    Listen to Season 2 here:
    Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149
    Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer
    Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/6ZHmsTo9TgLHE2yyK63y61?si=knTzYViiQzmt1B3dsw7RRQ

    Further Reading:
    https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/anti-lgbtiq-conversion-therapy-occurs-worldwide-new-study-reveals/
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43066082

    • 26 min
    Dakan

    Dakan

    It all began with a call for pitches on the AfroQueer social media pages which turned into a full-blown quest to find the filmmaker behind one of the first feature-length LGBTQI films ever made in West Africa.

    We found the filmmaker, Mohammed Camara and talked about his film, Dakan.

    This episode was reported by SellyThiam and Maimouna Jallow. Produced by Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances and Aida Holly-Nambi, assistant producers were Serubiri Moses and Amelie Bertholete Yengo. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager.

    AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems.


    Engage with us on-
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw
    Website:afroqueerpodcast.com
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast

    Listen to Season 2 here:
    Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149
    Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer

    Further Reading:
    https://www.liberation.fr/cahier-special/1997/05/16/cannes-camara-camera-sans-tabou-cet-acteur-realisateur-reve-d-une-comedie-musicale-dakan-de-mohamed-_205407
    https://www.backstage.com/uk/magazine/article/why-lgbt-representation-in-theatre-film-tv-is-still-so-important-68498/
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/525399?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    • 24 min
    Gibson

    Gibson

    Ostracized by his family in Uganda for being gay, a lonely Gibson leaves for Kenya after he survives an attempted acid attack. After arriving in Nairobi, he is sent to Kakuma Refugee Camp where he comes up with a bold plan to host the first ever Gay Pride Event at a refugee camp.

    Here is how it went...
    AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems.

    This episode was reported by Aida Holly-Nambi, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances, with assistance from Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager. Sound design by Tevin Sudi. Additional research by Brian Nature Raymond.

    Engage with us on-
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw
    Website:afroqueerpodcast.com
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast

    Listen to Season 2 here:
    Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149
    Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer

    Further Reading:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48703112
    https://www.patheos.com/blogs/mercynotsacrifice/2019/03/05/testimony-from-a-queer-african-christian/
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-lgbt-refugees/a-precarious-haven-africas-lgbt-refugees-teeter-on-the-brink-in-kenya-idUSKCN1N5205

    • 26 min
    How To Raise a Woman

    How To Raise a Woman

    Tshepho Ricki Kgositau is a well known name in the global LGBTQ+ activism community. What many people don't know is that she started her activism at a young age.

    In this episode we journey with her through her experience of gender transitioning that led to her finally living fully in her true identity.


    AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems.

    This episode was reported by Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager, and Selly Thiam, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Sound design by Tevin Sudi.


    Engage with us on-
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw
    Website:afroqueerpodcast.com
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast

    Find Ricki on social:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rickikgositau?lang=en

    Listen to Season 2 here:
    Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149
    Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer

    Further Reading:
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-botswana-lgbt/botswana-court-orders-government-to-recognize-transgender-woman-as-female-idUSKBN1E623G
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-support-a-loved-one-who-is-transitioning_n_5b2bf196e4b00295f15a9213
    http://www.revelandriot.com/resources/trans-health/

    • 21 min
    Sex Test

    Sex Test

    What happens when our own truths are subjected to constant medical tests and public scrutiny? Female athletes singled out for sex testing and the unnecessary testosterone therapy stay defiant and we love it!

    This episode was reported by Aida Holly-Nambi and Selly Thiam. Produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Sound design by Tevin Sudi. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Rocca Rabbits ,

Excellent Storytelling

Brilliantly researched, both heart warming and heart wrenching. AfroQueer tells essential stories of love, life, and laughter.

bisialimi ,

Love it,

I have listened to many podcast but this is brilliant, easy to listen to and the power of storytelling in it just takes you on a journey

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