By Gboko Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org Monrovia-Fashion model, Tarus P. Cole, has riled social media over comments that most Liberian men are gay. “I can say—I’m not afraid to say it—99 percent of Liberian men—they are gay,” he said, though he did not provide the reliance for his statement. In a live Facebook interview with the government-owned Liberian … [Read more...] about ‘Most Liberian men are gay’: Fashion model riles social media
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
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?
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
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