Meet Aderonke. Before fleeing to the UK, her family was killed and she was arrested and sentenced to death in Nigeria - all because she’s a lesbian.
Now, she might get deported back to danger. Please sign and share urgently - we can stop the UK’s unfair #LGBT deportations:
www.allout.org/aderonke

Meet Aderonke. Before fleeing to the UK, her family was killed and she was arrested and sentenced to death in Nigeria - all because she’s a lesbian.

Now, she might get deported back to danger. Please sign and share urgently - we can stop the UK’s unfair #LGBT deportations:

www.allout.org/aderonke

The laws in Nigeria, Russia, and Uganda have one thing in common: all three were bankrolled by fundamentalist groups trying to stop “the spread of the homosexual agenda” worldwide.
These guys, and the organisations they represent, are dangerous. Will you help All Out fight back against their millions now?
www.allout.org/fight-for-love
We’re trying to get 734 more donations to reach our fighting-fund goal this week, to mark their newly launched anti-gay network’s 1 month anniversary. Chip in!

The laws in Nigeria, Russia, and Uganda have one thing in common: all three were bankrolled by fundamentalist groups trying to stop “the spread of the homosexual agenda” worldwide.

These guys, and the organisations they represent, are dangerous. Will you help All Out fight back against their millions now?

www.allout.org/fight-for-love

We’re trying to get 734 more donations to reach our fighting-fund goal this week, to mark their newly launched anti-gay network’s 1 month anniversary. Chip in!

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Zanele Muholi: Of Love & Loss (2014) - Currently showing at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesberg (South Africa) from 14 February - 4 April 2014.

The opening coincides with the presentation of a prestigious Prince Claus Award to Muholi.

Gallery Statement:

In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries and in a climate of intolerance towards homosexuals in the Western world, South Africa distinguishes itself with a Constitution that recognises same-sex marriages; yet the black LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community is plagued by hate crimes. Black lesbians are particularly vulnerable and are regularly victims of brutal murders and ‘curatives rapes’ at the hand of neighbours or ‘friends’.

Since 2013 Muholi has been documenting weddings and funerals in the black LGBTI community in South Africa, joyful and painful events that often seem to go hand in hand. The show features photographs, video works and an installation highlighting how manifestations of sorrow and celebration bear similarities and are occasions to underline the need for a safe space to express individual identities.

As Muholi writes:

Ayanda Magoloza and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding in Katlehong took place four months after Duduzile Zozo was murdered in Thokoza. Promise Meyer and Gift Sammone’s wedding in Daveyton took place on 22 December in Daveyton, 15 days after Maleshwane Radebe was buried in Ratanda. Six months earlier, Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela were married in Chesterville, Durban. Many in the area attended the ceremony, blessed the newlywed couple and prayed for them and their children. We long for such blessings as we continue to read about the trials and tribulations that LGBTI persons experience in their churches, where homosexuality is persecuted. In 2014, when South African democracy celebrates its 20 years, it seems more important than ever to raise again our voice against hate crimes and discriminations made towards the LGBTI community.

The exhibition includes also a series of autobiographical images, intimate portraits of Muholi and her partner taken during their travels, a tender counterpoint to the tension still generated in South Africa today by same-sex and interracial relationships.

see her past work here.

Uganda’s infamous anti-gay bill has been signed into law by President Museveni. Our friends in Uganda are calling for the whole world to make noise and not let this awful law go unnoticed, so share the facts.
And as Ugandan LGBT groups challenge this bill in court, sign to tell global leaders to speak out too: www.allout.org/kill-the-bill

Uganda’s infamous anti-gay bill has been signed into law by President Museveni. Our friends in Uganda are calling for the whole world to make noise and not let this awful law go unnoticed, so share the facts.

And as Ugandan LGBT groups challenge this bill in court, sign to tell global leaders to speak out too: www.allout.org/kill-the-bill

2 years ago, 38K All Out members signed and submitted stories to Facebook, urging them to expand their gender options. Today, it happened! There are over 50 options in the “custom” field and you can also choose preferred gender pronouns.
Share to spread the word — thank you Facebook, GLAAD, and others for making this historic move happen.

2 years ago, 38K All Out members signed and submitted stories to Facebook, urging them to expand their gender options. Today, it happened! There are over 50 options in the “custom” field and you can also choose preferred gender pronouns.

Share to spread the word — thank you Facebook, GLAAD, and others for making this historic move happen.

Go, Google! Their homepage just came out for equality at the Olympics, reaffirming the principles of the Olympic Charter.
"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter
Check out the campaign, spread the word about #P6, Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter that bans discrimination: www.principle6.org

Go, Google! Their homepage just came out for equality at the Olympics, reaffirming the principles of the Olympic Charter.

"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter

Check out the campaign, spread the word about #P6, Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter that bans discrimination: www.principle6.org

So excited and proud to start the new year sharing space with the Purpose office.. check out our awesome gender-neutral restroom signs.
Download your own here and spread the word!

So excited and proud to start the new year sharing space with the Purpose office.. check out our awesome gender-neutral restroom signs.

Download your own here and spread the word!

Some very hard news to share today.. Roger Mbede has died.
Many of you know Roger from the #FreeRoger campaign, when hundreds of Tumblr users submitted photos with the innocent words that landed him in Cameroonian jail: “I’m very much in love w/ u”.His lawyer and friend, Alice Nkom, has started a virtual vigil with All Out to continue what Roger’s courage started. Will you add your name?www.allout.org/remember-roger

Some very hard news to share today.. Roger Mbede has died.

Many of you know Roger from the #FreeRoger campaign, when hundreds of Tumblr users submitted photos with the innocent words that landed him in Cameroonian jail: “I’m very much in love w/ u”.

His lawyer and friend, Alice Nkom, has started a virtual vigil with All Out to continue what Roger’s courage started. Will you add your name?

www.allout.org/remember-roger