Gay Love in Precolonial Africa: Film screening and Q&A @ SOAS University of London, London [22 March]

Gay Love in Precolonial Africa: Film screening and Q&A


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22
March
19:00 - 22:00

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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG London, United Kingdom
The Decolonising Our Minds Society and SOAS Queer Film Club invite you to a free film screening and panel discussion:

Created under threat of arrest in 2012, Gay Love in Precolonial Africa is an amateur documentary by Ugandan activists that tells the true reality of Africa's LGBTQ history, screened here for the first time in the UK.

Although mainstream notions of Africa depict it as a continent plagued by a long history of bigotry the true reality is not so. This film attempts to dispel the myth of LGBTQ rights as a Western import, while also discussing the true reality of an Africa forced by colonial powers into a dark period of oppression and intolerance.

March 22nd
7pm – 9pm
SWLT (Senate house)

This free film screening will be followed by an expert panel with special guests:

Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian activist, writer and public speaker who campaigns for LGBTQ equality and sexual health. In 2004 he gained international fame after coming out as gay on national television, the first Nigerian man ever to do so. Now based in London he is the recipient of dozens of international awards, and is the manager of the Bisi Alimi Foundation, which campaigns for equal rights of LGBTQ Nigerians.

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is the co-founder and director of UK Black Pride. She is an activist, campaigner, trade unionist and powerful advocate for the rights of LGBTQ POC in the UK. She is a highly regarded campaigner, and one of the most influential black voices in Britain's LGBTQ community.

Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile (Kol-Kes) is a Botswana-born activist, campaigner and artist. As a writer, designer and performer her work has largely focused around Trans activism, and on bridging the gap between institutions and people in LGBTQ contexts.

Hosted by Tom Ana, campaigner, activist and current undergraguate student at SOAS

This event is free, but donations but voluntary donations will be taken in support of the Rainbow International Fund.
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