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Enter to WIN a Free FEMI KUTI "Africa for Africa" t-shirt, and CD!


You probably alread know that Femi Kuti, son of the Legendary Fela, has launched a new album entitled Africa For Africa. Okayafrica managed to get our hands on 10 of his slammin' tour t-shirts (shown above) and we're offering them FREE for a give-away contest.  Just click here to enter.

You may have already entered OKP's contest to win a Femi Kuti CD as well - but if you haven't, there's still time for that too.

Good luck!  Femi Kuti is now on tour in the U.S., don't miss his electrifying live show.  Full tour dates below.

FEMI KUTI TOUR DATES:

04.28.11Beachland BallroomCleveland, OH, US
04.29.11St. Andrews HallDetroit, MI, US
04.30.11Metro – ChicagoChicago, IL, US
05.01.11Majestic TheatreMadison, WI, US
05.03.11The Orange PeelAsheville, NC, US
05.04.11Variety PlayhouseAtlanta, GA, US
05.05.11House of BluesNew Orleans, LA, US
05.06.11Austin City Limits Live at Moody TheaterAustin, TX, US
05.07.11House of BluesDallas, TX, US
05.09.11Boulder TheaterBoulder, CO, US
05.12.11El Rey TheatreLos Angeles, CA, US
05.13.11Bimbo’s 365 ClubSan Francisco, CA, US
05.14.11Roseland TheatrePortland, OR, US
05.15.11Neumo’sSeattle, WA, US
Politics

#LGBTRightsGhana: Ghanaians Rally Support For the LGBT+ Community

Pro-LGBT+ advocacy in Ghana is at an all-time high as members of the community face public backlash.

The LGBT+ community in the West African country of Ghana is a fast growing group, but they are also highly marginalized. In recent times, the nation's LGBT+ population has faced increased backlash from members of Ghana's society who are opposed to the rights of the community. Many members of the community are forced to live secret or suppressed lives, as those who are open about their sexuality face discrimination and oppression in various forms and degrees, as a result of living in a society that lacks progressiveness and regard for basic human rights for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation.

At the moment both the backlash and the advocacy for the cause is currently at a climax, sparked by recent events concerning Ghana's LGBT+ support group and the public opposition against it by Ghana's society and the nation's government. Ghana's official LGBT+ support group, called LGBT+ Rights Ghana, established their headquarters in Accra on January 31, 2021. The office was intended to be a safe space and avenue of support for all LGBT+ Ghanaians. On February 24, 2021. the office was shut down by members of Ghana's national security force together with the police, on orders issued by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, after the center became the subject of a furious public backlash.

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