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:

#1

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

Ethiopia Stakeholder Report for the UN Universal Periodic Review

Ethiopia Stakeholder Report for the UN Universal Periodic Review

Blog  |  17.05.24

Ethiopia Stakeholder Report for the United Nations Universal Periodic Review Submitted by The Advocates for Human Rights, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status and House of Guramayle for the 47th Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review October – November 2024 Submitted 8 April 2024     Founded in 1983, The Advocates for Human Rights (“The Advocates”) is a volunteer-based non-governmental organization committed to the impartial promotion and protection of international human rights standards and the rule of law.…

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Embracing Divine Love: A Journey of Healing and Forgiveness

Embracing Divine Love: A Journey of Healing and Forgiveness

  |  15.03.24

March 11th marked a pivotal moment in my spiritual quest as I began fasting for Great Lent for the first time in nearly a decade.…

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PRESS RELEASE ON THE LGBTQIA+ SITUATION IN ETHIOPIA, 06 AUGUST 2023

PRESS RELEASE ON THE LGBTQIA+ SITUATION IN ETHIOPIA, 06 AUGUST 2023

  |  07.08.23

House of Guramayle condemns the recent escalation in attacks on individuals in Ethiopia based on their real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.…

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Letter to my parent series #2

Letter to my parent series #2

Blog  |  20.09.22

ለውድ አባቴ መለሰ ስብሐት:- እንደምን ሰንብተሃል? ሰማይ ቤት ምቹ ነው ወይ? ጤናህስ ይጠበቃል? ጀርባህ ላይ ዳዴ እየሄደች የምታሽልህ ልጅ አለች? ካልሲህንስ የምታጥብልህ?…

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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.

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