Events

Okayafrica Presents Electrafrique NYC On The Roof Of Output With DJ Marfox!

Okayafrica presents Electrafrique NYC on the Output Roof, Monday, September 1st, with DJ Cortega, Underdog, Marfox and Kashaka.


Electrafrique NYC returns in September for a special Labor Day edition on the roof of Output. Joining Electrafrique hosts DJ Cortega, Underdog, and Kashaka is Lisbon's Afro-Portuguese DJ pioneer Marfox (Sao Tome & Principe / Portugal). Doors open at 2PM. The Bolivian Llama Party food stand will be on deck selling their South American cuisine. Purchase advance tickets here. Entry is FREE before 5PM with RSVP.

>>>Purchase Advance Tickets

>>>RSVP For FREE Entry Before 5PM

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

2PM-10PM

DJ MARFOX

HOSTED BY CORTEGA, UNDERDOG, & KASHAKA

OUTPUT

74 WYTHE AVE, BROOKLYN

Door: $10

FREE WITH RSVP BEFORE 5PM

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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