Gay Africa is a powerful response to the human rights and sexuality crisis sweeping the continent.

In Uganda they propose to execute gays, in Malawi they imprison gay men who marry, in Nigeria they ban all meeting and support for LGBT people. How far does the American Christian Right support homophobia in Africa? Is South Africa a shinning example of human rights or special case? Do activists and the media in the West help or hinder African lesbians and gays?

How does what’s happening in Africa impact on LGBT people throughout the world? GAY AFRICA brings together an exciting mix of artists and activists from Africa and the Caribbean. We invite you to come along, be entertained, let your voice be heard and get refreshed.

Produced by Dean Atta.

Sunday 28th February 2010, 4pm – 8pm
Free Free Word Centre, Farringdon
60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA

Word of the Day the online dictionary are featured GAY AFRICA in their Word of the day.

Performers and Special Guests include:

Dr Antoine Rogers, Bisi Alimi, Topher Campbell, Gaylene Gould, Godwyns Onwuchekwa, Dr Iain Reeves, Inua Ellams, Jasmine Cooray, John Bosco, Keith Jarrett, Lee Jasper, Michael Senyonjo, Mojisola Adebayo, Phyll Opoku, Rhymes Won’t Wait Collective,
Rev. Rowland, Jide Macaulay, Shaun Newport and Skye Chirape.

Short films screening:
Souljah by Rikki Beadle-Blair
Young Black & Gay by Dean Atta

Presented in association with English Pen and supported by Bootylicious, Word of the Day and Rukus.