In our last article, we looked at some of the possible reasons–outside of queerness–that two Nandi women may be married. Now, we’ll take a look at the other side. Though it is widely held that these marriages are exclusively platonic, there is little evidence to support the claim across the board.Read More
It’s easy to view history as a single continuous line of progress, especially when looking at it through a queer lens. This, however, ignores the complexity of real cultures and beliefs. This approach to history often exists as a comfort from the harms of modern society, highlighting the growth and change for marginalized people today.
Reality continues to be much more complex and beautiful. Though some may take comfort in the idea of a steady uphill climb, neither the caverns and dips nor the steep spikes of our past and future are without precedent. Sometimes these changes come from the embrace of tradition and cultural values that have been forgotten or erased from popularity. One well-maintained tradition, though it does not fit into the modern narrative of queerness and growth within the country, is Kenya’s custom of women-to-women marriages.Read More
2018 was a year full of triumphs and tribulations, and we’re sharing 18 of the nicest things that happened for the queer community this year.Read More