House of Guramayle | a safe space for the Ethiopian LGBTIQ+ community

Advocating for the rights & health of the Ethiopian LGBTIQ+ community...

Providing a safe space for Ethiopians to share their stories...

And bring about real change for the Ethiopian LGBTIQ+ community
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Our Story

House of Guramayle is a collaborative intersectional platform created by exiled Ethiopian activists based around the world. We aim to advocate for the Ethiopian LGBTIQ+ community and create a safe space for them to share their stories and experiences of social, economic, health and political issues.

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Advocacy

In Ethiopia, homosexual acts – across all genders – are illegal, with penalties of up to 15 years imprisonment. Our two primary advocacy aims are to:

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Ensure the Ethiopian LGBT+ community has access to health care, including a specialised clinic for HIV, STIs & STDs.

#2

Engage the Ethiopian government to develop an inclusive HIV/AIDS national plan, which accounts for the needs of the LGBT+ community.

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Media

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Latest News

‘Gayropa’: challenges and hopes of Europe’s LGBT+ refugees

‘Gayropa’: challenges and hopes of Europe’s LGBT+ refugees

Press  |  09.03.20

In his photojournalism series Gayropa, Bradley Secker profiles individuals from around the world who have made the difficult decision to migrate to Europe and claim asylum because of their sexualitySupported byAbout this content Mon 9 Mar 2020 10.00 …

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What Kenya’s continued gay sex ban means for Africa’s LGBT+ movements

What Kenya’s continued gay sex ban means for Africa’s LGBT+ movements

Press  |  21.10.19

This opinion piece was originally posted on Openly on 30 May 2019.  Bahiru Shewaye is founder of the Ethiopian LGBT+ advocacy and campaigning organisation House of Guramayle.…

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Co-Founder speaks at Human Rights Council

Co-Founder speaks at Human Rights Council

Blog  |  30.09.19

Our Co-Founder Faris Cuchi was invited to speak at the Universal Periodic Review Report Consideration for Ethiopia, held as part of the 42nd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. …

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Response to backlash over US gay tour plan

Response to backlash over US gay tour plan

Press  |  04.06.19

Our Co-Founder Bahiru Shewaye was quoted by the BBC in a story about the backlash over a tour to Ethiopia organised by Toto Tours, a US-based international gay tour company, which was subsequently cancelled.…

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The Stats

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Length of time in prison for same-sex relationships in Ethiopia

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The percentage of Ethiopians who think homosexuality should be outlawed

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The current number of rights that the LGBTIQ+ community of Ethiopia have

All statistics obtained from www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Ethiopia

Do you need help?

We have a directory of resources for Ethiopian LGBTIQ+ community members in danger.

Resources