diversity & inclusion

How a journalist is bringing African LGBTQ+ stories into the spotlight

With help from Google Search

1-minute read

When Selly Thiam, a queer Senegalese-American journalist, started her podcast, Afroqueer, she did it to bring the stories of the LGBTQ+ community to light.

β€œIt’s important everyone sees themselves represented. It gives us all a great sense of peace to know we exist, we matter, and we belong.” - Selly Thiam
Selly and her team use Google Search and Translate to discover and learn about African LGBTQ+ stories from across the continent...

...bringing to life episodes from countries like South Africa, Botswana and Somalia.

The podcast explores themes around coming out, love, family and how people are working to shift representation for the community.

With the help of Selly and the Afroqueer team, more LGBTQ+ African stories can be heard throughout the world.
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