The world is changing. In a more liberal society, things such as gender and sexuality are increasingly being considered fluid. Africa is catching up and yet fervently endeavours to hold on to its own authenticity, to combat the “white washing” imposed upon it. But how does Africa respond to this new world when it engages in topics such as homosexuality and the transgender community?

The Pearl of Africa is a new web series which aims to highlight the issues facing transgender Africa following the story of 28 year old Cleopatra Kambugu. Here is an exclusive look at the first

In many parts of the continent, the conversation is not even up for discussion. In over twenty seven countries across Africa, homosexuality is illegal and in many of those countries it is a crime punishable by death. For the others, there is no recognition for same sex unions.

Of course this is a sensitive topic, on both sides. But we are curious to know your view. Is it possible for us to engage in this conversation subjectively?

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AUTHOR: Ama Badu (Senior Online Editor)

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