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What is AfroYanga and why do we need it?
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What is AfroYanga and why do we need it?

AfroYanga (also meaning ‘African Pride’) is a Living Free UK initiative aimed at empowering and celebrating LGBTQ+ Africans, asylum seekers, and Refugees by delivering tailored services and organizing events throughout the year.

Photo from Afroyanga 2022.

Why do we need AfroYanga?

Structural inequality, systemic racism, and the phobia against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer plus (LGBTIQ+) Africans, asylum seekers, and refugees are deeply embedded within our society’s public infrastructure. 

This can be seen in the exclusion faced by African LGBTIQ+ individuals and asylum seekers because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and nationality which have caused a toll on their mental health and quality of living. AfroYanga provides support, validation, and a feeling of acceptance for many LGBTIQ+ Africans and asylum seekers in the U.K through our events and interventions.

AfroYanga – Celebrating African Pride

This is a special day to gather, reflect and celebrate our existence through insightful discussions such as reconciling faith & sexuality, African Queer History, Sexual Health support, career workshops, and an Afro-themed Night of Spoken words, Karaoke, and celebrations.

AfroYanga – Hardship Fund

African LGBTIQ+ individuals and asylum seekers face exclusion because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and nationality which have caused a toll on their mental health and quality of living.

Through our Hardship fund, we aim to contribute to the stable support and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ Africans, asylum seekers, and refugees in the U.K by addressing their needs.

To donate to the AfroYanga Hardship Fund, please click here.

 

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