By Gboko Stewart, email@example.com Monrovia-Mohammed Sheriff (not his real name) still remembers the day his mother disowned him when she discovered her first child was gay. “She asked me to moved out and said I was no longer her son,” he said. “She said she can’t have a child who’s into such sexual behavior.” Petite in height, Sheriff, 22, who had … [Read more...] about Gay man struggles to survive in Liberia amid beating and bullying
Gboko Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org Monrovia-The spokesperson of the Liberia National Police, H. Moses Carter, said at least five persons who were taken into protective custody during a violent attack which rocked the quiet suburbs of Sinkor has been released. The five individuals were part of a larger group of people who were attending a … [Read more...] about Police release five victims of homophobia from ‘protective custody’
By Gboko Stewart, email@example.com 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
Monrovia- UNAIDS & the LGBT+ Foundation have launched the global LGBTI Survey on Happiness, Sex and Well-being. The survey seeks to generate evidence to better understand the socioecological environment of the LGBTI communities around the world and help direct advocacy and decision making in preventing HIV infections. The survey aims to inform how various factors (e.g. … [Read more...] about What is it like being LGBT in Liberia?
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?