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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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Interview with Bahi aka Beki

Interview with Bahi aka Beki

Blog  |  03.11.21

Bahiru Shewaye (he/him) World Pride Copenhagen, Denmark 19 August 2021   I am a co-founder of the House of Guramayle, an intersectional platform that advocates for the dignity, rights, and equality of the Ethiopian LGBTI+ community.…

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A Requiem to Allyship

A Requiem to Allyship

  |  12.10.21

A Requiem to Allyship Source: Universität Bayreuth  Each year on 17 May, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is observed.…

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Coming Out: A complex experience for Queer Diaspora Ethiopians 

Coming Out: A complex experience for Queer Diaspora Ethiopians 

  |  15.09.21

Coming out is a Western construct that is assumed to be the norm for queer people and an event that all queer people would want to participate in.…

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WE TOLD YOU SO!!!

WE TOLD YOU SO!!!

Blog  |  01.09.21

On August 1, 2020, the “advocacy“ group, ስለ ኢትዮጵያ ዝም አንልም, held a press conference through its leader Dereje Negash (ዘወይንዬ).…

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HoG looking for translator

HoG looking for translator

  |  22.01.21

House of Guramayle is a collaborative intersectional platform created by a group of activists based in different parts of the world joined by common regional and cultural identities (Ethiopian and East African).…

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High-tech job announcement (Jan 2021):

High-tech job announcement (Jan 2021):

  |  19.01.21

Tittle: Content Writer Field : High Tech Place of work: Online but must be based in Ethiopia.  Duration of contact: Freelance Application deadline : Feb 10, 2021 _______________________________________________________________________________________ House of Guramayle is a collaborative intersectional platform created by a group of activists based in different parts of the world joined by common regional and cultural identities (Ethiopian and East African).…

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ጥቁር እንግዳ

ጥቁር እንግዳ

  |  08.05.20

  Copyright © 2019 House of Guramayle All rights reserved. ISBN: 978-1-78972-563-6       ስጦታ  ይህ መጽሐፍ ውብ ለሆነው የተመሳሳይ ፆታ አፍቃሪ ማኅበረሰባችን ተበርክቷል። ከተጋሩ ቃላት መጽናናትን እና ጥንካሬን ያገኙ፡፡ ፍቅርን በእውነት እንኑር!         ምስጋና   ለዚህ መጽሐፍ እውን መሆን  አስተዋጽኦ ያደረጉትን ሁሉ ማመስገን እንወዳለን፡፡ ስለ ታሪኮችዎ እርግጠኛነት ስላመኑልን እናመሰግናለን ፡፡     መግቢያ   When we set out to make this book, an idea that has been in development since 2017; we were not even sure if we would get submissions.…

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Of Taming Carnal Desire by Serawit B. Debele

Of Taming Carnal Desire by Serawit B. Debele

Press  |  21.04.20

Serawit B. Debele Of Taming Carnal Desire Imperial Roots of Legislating Sexual Practices in Contemporary Ethiopia   ABSTRACT: Focusing on Ethiopia, an empire off-center, this article argues against dominant narratives that link the regulation of sexual practices to colonial (Western) imperial relations.…

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‘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 sexuality Supported by About this content Mon 9 Mar 2020 10.00 GMT “Gayropa” is a disparaging name often used by Russian conservatives and officials to refer to Europe, signifying both a lack of acceptance towards LGBTQ+ people, and a perceived separation between east and west in terms of attitudes towards LGBTQ+ rights.…

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