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


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


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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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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Letter To My Parents

Letter To My Parents

  |  02.05.22

Mom, Dad, Before I go into the tougher bits of this letter, I want you to know how very much I love you both, and I hope that what I’m about to tell you won’t change that—Dad, with all our disagreements, you still have my utmost respect and reverence.…

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Apply for an Emergency Response Grant

Apply for an Emergency Response Grant

  |  10.12.21

Is your organization/collective: located in Ethiopia led by, or working very closely with, one or more marginalized communities affected by HIV: (LGBT+) folks; sex workers; people living with HIV; people who use drugs.…

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HIV: God Cleansing Ethiopia?

HIV: God Cleansing Ethiopia?

  |  24.11.21

HIV: God Cleansing Ethiopia?  February 5, 2019, Anthony Oluoch Addis Ababa, Friday, December 14, 2018– Alemu (a pseudonym) and his friends were in a hospital taking care of their HIV-positive friend who was admitted for opportunistic diseases in Addis Ababa a couple of months ago.…

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The Stats


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


The percentage of Ethiopians who think homosexuality should be outlawed


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

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