Getting a taxi in Washington DC isn't easy for a black man, especially not for a dark-skinned brother with dreadlocks.
The rejection of LGBT communities added to the burden of racism creates a very toxic environment for people who happen to be Black and gay in Latin America.
It's so easy in Ghana for men who have sex with men to get together that you don't actually need a separate gay subculture at all. Why would you?
Race — specifically in LGBTQ communities — is still a massive taboo and often the only way to respond is through an emotional outburst.
I grew up on an island formally known as "Land of Wood and Water." But I was different and never felt safe there. So, like many others before me, eventually, I left Jamaica.
We may have just struck down an old colonial law and legalised homosexuality, but the debate on condoms in Botswana prisons rages on.
TYRONE HUNTER was always effeminate. At sixteen, he dropped out of school, started growing his hair, and changed his name to Tyra. Now, it really was only just a matter of time before the all-important chop, tuck and fold.