WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT “REGGIE”: THE IMPORTANCE OF INTEGRATING LGBTQ MESSAGING WITH HIV INFORMATION

Written by Georgia Arnold, executive director and founder of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, and executive producer of the award-winning “edutainment’ campaign, MTV Shuga. MTV Shuga is a 360 mass media campaign that uses the power of entertainment to generate positive sexual and reproductive health outcomes amongst young people. At the core of MTV Shuga …

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Trans lives matter: Advocating for the rights of young trans women in Kenya

Written by Alesandra Ogeta, Research and Advocacy Officer, Jinsiangu Organization I am living in a country that is quickly transforming into an open, democratic, and economically vibrant society. Despite the increasing freedoms in socio-economic and political spaces, the same cannot be said for minority and vulnerable groups such as the transgender community. Basic freedoms for transgender …

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KEY POPULATION HEROES: A YOUNG TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST FROM ZAMBIA, PART 2

Written by Kanyanta Atanya Anakak, Transgender Activist from Zambia  Growing into an activist took a while for me. I needed time to understand why activists do what they do. I constantly asked myself why someone should choose to "fight the fight" when we live in a continent that is mostly ignorant about our issues, that will probably …

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Key Population Heroes: A Young Transgender Activist from Zambia, Part 1

Written by Kanyanta Atanya Anakak, Transgender Activist from Zambia  I grew up for the most part knowing there was nothing different about me until someone pointed it out. Growing up in an average Zambian home was somehow okay for me. When I was younger, no one in my family saw anything wrong with me up until …

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