Tag: namibia

Namibians turn to gay sex work to escape eating from garbage bins

Young LGBTI people who are forced out of their families homes through homophobia are particularly vulnerable Poverty-stricken Namibians are turning to gay sex work to escape widespread unemployment, which is so bad it forces people to eat out of the garbage. That’s according to leading Namibia sex workers rights campaigner Nicodemus ‘Mama Africa’ Aoxamub who… Read more »

Namibia Celebrates Pride

What’s been billed as Namibia’s first LGBT Pride march took place without incident in Windhoek on Saturday morning. The event was held in the city’s township of Katutura and saw about 100 people taking to the streets to proudly express their pride. The marchers held up placards calling for LGBT equality, with messages such as… Read more »

Tough Times for LGBTI in Namibia Too

One thing is for sure. It is still not easy to be gay in Africa. Even against the background of growing acceptance and acknowledgement of human rights across the continent, the topic of homosexuality remains beyond the pale. And when it is discussed, it inevitably gets the political blood pressure boiling. In southern Africa, the… Read more »

Mr Gay Namibia proudly marries his husband from Botswana

Ricardo Raymond Amunjera and Marc Omphemetse have wed in Johannesburg and plan their official wedding reception in Namibia this weekend Mr Gay Namibia, Ricardo Raymond Amunjera and his partner Marc Omphemetse Themba and have tied the knot in Johannesburg. The official wedding reception ceremony will take place at Namibia`s Hilton Hotel, this Saturday (20 April),… Read more »

Namibia: Being a Sexual Minority in the Time of HIV-Aids

With an 18,8% estimated HIV-AIDS prevalence rate for the country, The Weekender asked few individuals from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gender and intersex (LGBTI) communities what they, in particular are doing to fight the pandemic. “HIV is a great concern and should be regarded as a top priority whether you are heterosexual or belong to… Read more »

Mr Gay Namibia suspended after domestic violence claims

Wendelinus Hamutenya claims organizers of gay pageant are trying to ‘sabotage’ his work Last year’s Mr Gay Namibia winner has been suspended over domestic violence claims, just days before he is due to hand his crown to a new lucky finalist. Wendelinus Hamutenya won the title in November 2011 in the country’s first ever gay… Read more »