Photo: Selly Thiam

Through Podcasting, Selly Thiam Shares AfroQueer Stories

Under the banner of her digital media organization, AQ Studios, the Senegalese-American journalist has produced a number of documentaries, as well as hosted panels and film screenings, focussing on LGBT issues across the African continent.

When Selly Thiam started curating queer stories from the African continent about 15 years ago, one of the first people she spoke to told her there were no indigenous names on record for queer Africans. “I was interviewing an Igbo man, a priest from Nigeria, and for him, he didn’t have any language for it at the time,” the Senegalese-American journalist and oral historian told OkayAfrica.

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