In Swahili “Binadam” means human being, and that’s what we all are, regardless of our sexual orientation or gender identity.
Everyone should feel safe to express their sexual orientation and gender identity freely. However, this is not the case in Tanzania, where gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people often feel excluded by society.
If their sexual orientation or gender identity is revealed, they could be ousted from their rental home, become a victim of police brutality, face a lengthy prison sentence, or even be murdered.
Yes, we are all human beings, but we need one another to remind us of that, especially in places where human rights are not equal for all. Regardless of where you live or who you love, you should feel safe to express your feelings for one another.
If you share these values, please show your support for the LGBTQ community in Tanzania, by spreading these messages.
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