By Gboko Stewart, email@example.com 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?
Nearly a fortnight ago, Liberia’s gay community celebrated the closure of pride month at a discreet location. So discreet that it called for sexual minorities and allies to clad themselves in black to celebrate the passing of many—some of whom had died from AIDS, suicide, rape, hate crimes, discrimination , lack of access to adequate health care, lack of access to social … [Read more...] about EDITORIAL: Liberia’s LGBT Community Deserves Respect of Its Pride
By Gboko Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org Paynesville-Mohammed Kamara, on a break from one of his classes, walked into the seaside apartment of his friend in a clustered community of corrugated roofs for a nap. Then 17, Kamara, not his real name, was a newly minted high school graduate and a college freshman, studying public administration at a local university in … [Read more...] about LGBT Youth Lack Access to Social Protection in Liberia
Gboko Stewart in Collaboration with New Narratives Monrovia – It was a noisy Friday evening in November 2016 when a group of men banged on Johnson Browne’s door. Browne, not his real name, had just invited a friend into his rented house in a suburb outside the capital and, out of an abundance of caution, he locked the door. “Usually when I’m home, people … [Read more...] about Justice Remains Elusive for Liberia’s Sexual Minorities