Millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people throughout Africa face the threat of harassment, discrimination, prosecution, and violence on a daily basis, and others remain vulnerable to increasingly dangerous and concerted efforts to stoke state-sponsored homophobia and transphobia.
Living in a traditionally homophobic or transphobic society can make it increasingly difficult for LGBT individuals to come out to their family, friends and community. Despite these challenges, many LGBT Africans bravely live as their true, authentic selves daily. Unfortunately, too often their stories go untold.
Across the continent, leaders refer to gays and lesbians as terrorists, as evil, and as sub-human. In East Africa, homosexuality is punishable by as much as 14 years in prison. Homophobia is being whipped up by religious fundamentalists—Christian and Muslim alike. LGBT individuals are extorted by police, violently attacked by homophobes, and sometimes even sexually abused. Dozens have been arrested recently throughout the west African region since then.
Ksooma Project is LGBT Rights non-government organisation that hae been advocating for the rights of LGBT Community. With the help of other LBGT groups, Ksooma was able to restore hopes and dreams for many LGBT who were rejected and sent away from their communities. From quality health care to business financing, Ksooma Project has been there with their full support.
Recently Their office in Gambia were stormed by a group of angry mobs and destroyed everything they have in their office ranging from their computers and their furniture. 4 members of their staffs were brutality tortured by the angry mob and they still in hospital receiving treatments.
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