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
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 Cole says working with some designers can be difficult as it can be when doing a fitting. A designer from Ghana told me I could not walk in his clothes because I don’t have six-packs." I’ve showcased for so many designers – Alieu Bah, Nani and I’m the only male model at Jojo 2 best. I did a magazine shoot for Ghana … [Read more...] about Modeling with brains: November Cole struts the runway with storm
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 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 high-walled fence during the evening hours … [Read more...] about Did PSI abandon victims of homophobic attack?