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Open Discussion: Bi+ Center for Africa

  • Werner Pieterse's Home (map)

Johannesburg Chapter members RSVP here.

We want to talk and strategize about potentially setting up a bi center for Africa here in South Africa.

It is not uncommon that LGBTIQ+ issues are overlooked on the African continent. Furthermore, when LGBTIQ+ issues are given attention in the first world, there is a lack of representation from African people. We can't have Europeans talking about African issues.

We need African POC talking about African issues.

This meeting's purpose would be to strategize the process going forward to set up a bi+ center in Africa, by Africans, for Africans.

I am seeing Anthony Waldzhausen next week in Pietermaritzburg. He has secured European Union funding for his LGBTIQ+ center and I am going to talk to him about how he went about securing this. This might be a first step for us to set this up.

It would not only provide a platform for research, but also a much needed platform for bisexuals that cater for our specific needs here in South Africa, and also for the rest of Africa.

The University of Pretoria's LGBTIQ+ support center has many contacts of activists in Africa, and we would need to be in contact with them too..

So many ideas.. But more than one head is better than one. Join me at my house for this discussion. I will be providing finger snacks (vegetarian) and light drinks.