Whispers and Shouts: Queer Activism in Africa

Whispers and Shouts/Murmures et Cris

Queer Activism in Africa / L'activisme Queer en Afrique

Volume 3

Edited by / édité par: Taboom Media

Published by / publié par: MaThoko's Books

Publication date / date de publicationAugust 2022


978-0-7961-0503-5 (e-book)

ISBN: 978-0-7961-0502-8 (print)

Price / prix: FREE! / GRATUIT!

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

Taboom Media and GALA Queer Archive are pleased to launch Whispers and Shouts, the third volume in our Queer Activism in Africa anthology series.  

In Whispers and Shouts, 21 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 predecessors Hopes and Dreams That Sound Like Yours (May 2021), and Courage to Share (Aug. 2022), Whispers and Shouts emerged from a Media Advocacy for LGBTQI+ Equality workshop Taboom Media hosted in May 2023 with activists from nearly 20 countries.

Whispers and Shouts was made possible through generous support from the Arcus Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, 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

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