014: What it Means to be LGBTQIA+ and African – with The Solar-Wilsons (Part 2)

In continuation to Part 1 of our discussion in honor of Pride Month, we discuss deeper issues faced by the extremely marginalized African LGBTQIA+ community, and how we as a community can treat everyone with kindness regardless of their sexual preference. The Solar Wilsons shared more stories about their experience as well as information on their charity, philanthropy, and current projects.

Jump on this Part 2 and let us ride on to finish up where we left on Episode 13. 

[00:01 – 06:40] The History of Homosexuality in Africa

  • Sharing facts and knowledge on homosexuality in Africa
  • How Governments treat the LGBTQIA+ community

[06:40 – 26:40] Behind the Scene Struggles of the LGBTQI+ Community

  • The Wilson’s share their mentorship programs
  • The causes of the rise in Suicide in the LGBTQIA+ community 
  • Share some inner struggles and fights face by the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Effects of social media abuse and hate.

[26:40 – 53:07] The African Village & The Wilson’s Current Projects

  • How the African Village Started.
  • Their current projects, achievements, and philanthropy work.

Tweetable Quotes:

“We [the LGBTQIA+] are in your families; we are your brothers, sisters, cousins, and parents. Someone in your family or even perhaps yourself is LGBTQIA+ so look into the mirror before you treat anyone unkindly because of their sexuality.” – The Wilsons

“At the end of the day, the most important thing is coming out to yourself and knowing that nothing is wrong with you.” – The Wilsons

Contact The Wilsons:

The Solar-Wilson Village: https://www.solar-wilsonvillage.com/

The Wilsons Email – africanlgbtq@gmail.com

Moji Solar-Wilson on Social Media:

Instagram – @mojisworld1

Facebook – Moji Solar-Wilson

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