Stories of Queer Africa
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Interviews

Bev at first pride march Johannesburg, South Africa

BEV DITSIE

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“Those cameras around me didn’t mean anything…until it hit the news.”

Bev Ditsie talks about speaking at the first Pride March in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1990.

Bev Ditsie was born in the Soweto Township in South Africa.

Recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa.


intimage39_site_big_thumb Toronto, Canada

NOTISHA MASSAQUOI

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“I felt my silence enabled her to be murdered in that way…”

Notisha Massaquoi talks about Fanny Ann Eddy, the lesbian activist who changed her life.

Notisha Massaquoi is originally from Sierra Leone and currently lives in Canada.

Recorded in Toronto, Canada.


intimage25_site_big_thumbKenya/United States

NICK MWALUKO

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“Could I have lived in the other form? I still would have clean water…the three meals a day.”


Nick Mwaluko talks about transitioning from female to male after immigrating to the United States from Kenya.

Nick Mwaluko was born in Tanzania and grew up in Kenya.

Recorded in New York City.


intimage58_site_big_thumb Johannesburg, South Africa

3sum: Amstel Makwane (L) Koyo Bala (center) and Jeff Moyo(R)

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“They had a fear of how people were going to accept, us, these peopleā€¦being on stageā€¦being gay.”

Amstel Makwane and Jeff Moyo talk about being part of the first openly gay music group in South Africa.

The group 3Sum is the first openly gay music group in South Africa. The group debuted in 2002 and is made up of members Amstel Makwane, Koyo Bala and Jeff Moyo.

Recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa


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Lesotho/ New York City

Kelebohile Nkhereanye

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“I love Africans. I think wherever we are, we have a connection.”

Kelebohile Nkhereanye talks about migrating from Lesotho to New York City and coming out as a lesbian in the 80’s.

Kelebohile Nkhereanye has been active in the lesbian community in New York for over 20 years. In 2002, Kelebohile with five other women from Lesotho living in New York established Less AIDS Lesotho whose mission is to support grassroots organizations in Lesotho in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Recorded in New York City.


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