By Gboko Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org Monrovia-Rocheforte Jones, (not his real name), walked into a fence in the quiet suburb of Sinkor to celebrate a friend’s 33rd birthday on Saturday, November 9, when he and others were stoned, beaten and severely wounded by community members over suspicion that they were “gays.” “It was a birthday party, not an LGBT party,” said … [Read more...] about Monrovia party goers stoned and beaten over suspicion of being gay
Dear Readers, As may of you may have come to know, we run a news service which caters to the exclusive coverage of sexual minority in Liberia, thanks to help from Prof. Ken Harper of Newhouse Center for Global Engagement at Syracuse University. This service, aptly titled journalRAGE, began over a fit of anger felt in a homophobic, biased and … [Read more...] about Fueling the rage with a tinge of kindness: A Letter from the Editor
By Gboko Stewart, email@example.com Monrovia-When November Cole walked into a hall to audition as a model for the Runway Liberia fashion show 2017, it did not occur to him he would be chosen automatically without cat-walking for the judges. “It was the first audition I went for,” he says. “When I went for the audition, it was so funny—the lady saw me and told me … [Read more...] about Modeling with brains: November Cole struts the runway with storm
By Gboko Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org Logo of PSI. Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia Monrovia-It was a rainy Saturday morning when lanky Mitch Johnson (not his real name) was chased and beaten in a quiet suburb on the outskirts of Monrovia for being gay. Johnson, 31, said he was recovering from an operation of appendicitis when he and some friends huddled in a … [Read more...] about Did PSI abandon victims of homophobic attack?
Monrovia-The Liberian transgender community is in a state of shock over the passing of trans socialite, Cute White. I worked very closely with Cute on some community activities and projects. She was dedicated not only to her work but also to the improvement of the lives of trans women in and around Liberia,” Karishma Richards-Kwofie, TNOL executive director Ms. Cute … [Read more...] about Transgender Community Mourns Loss of Cute White