Courage to Share: Queer Activism in Africa


Queer Activism in Africa / L'activisme Queer en Afrique

Volume 2

Edited by / édité par: Taboom Media

Published by / publié par: MaThoko's Books

Publication date / date de publicationAugust 2022


978-0-6397-0867-6 (e-book)

978-0-6397-0868-3 (print)

Price / prix: FREE! / GRATUIT!

Print copies coming soon! / Les copies imprimées seront bientôt disponibles !

Taboom Media and GALA Queer Archive are proud to launch Courage To Share, the second volume in our Queer Activism in Africa anthology series. 

In Courage to Share, 28 more human rights defenders from across the continent share their origin stories and activist journeys. These intimate testimonies of strength and vulnerability, all available in both English and French, document and elevate our collective fight for LGBTQI+ equality.

Queer and ally artists bring each story to life with original illustrations that depict the hardships and triumphs of our collective movement. The result is a powerful anthology of resistance, resilience, and recognition.

Like its predecessor Hopes and Dreams That Sound Like Yours (May 2021), Courage to Share emerged from a new Media Advocacy for LGBTQI+ Equality workshop Taboom Media hosted in Feb. 2022 with activists from 20+ countries. 

Courage to Share was made possible through generous support from the Arcus Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Sigrid Rausing Trust, SAIH (Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund) and Initiative Sankofa d'Afrique de l'Ouest (ISDAO). It is published under a Creative Commons license. Please help us share these stories far and wide.

Contacts and links:

Brian Pellot: Founding Director at Taboom Media

Karin Tan: Senior Information Officer, GALA
Taboom Twitter: @TaboomMedia
Taboon Instagram: @Taboom_Media
Taboom Facebook: @TaboomMedia
GALA Twitter: @GALAarchives
GALA Instagram: @gala_archive
GALA Facebook: @GALA97