LGBT playwrights are ready to risk their lives showing their plays in Africa

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Two trailblazing playwrights have formed a partnership to spread LGBT harmony through a series of plays to be shown in homophobic African countries. Two trailblazing playwrights have formed a partnership to spread LGBT harmony through a series of plays during the first ever LGBT-themed movie festival in Botswana. When their paths crossed when they were selected as TED Fellows, a group of global visionaries handpicked by the educational platform they decided to collaborate for a common noble goal to make Africa more LGBT-accepting, at least from the point of view of art. Their performances are particularly pertinent in a continent 38 out of 54 countries on the continent have enacted laws considering homosexuality as a crime. “I want to amplify the voices people are just not hearing,”Kolanyane-Kesupile said to CNN, “We are not being celebrated for the work that we are doing. So we keep carrying this label of brave. I am not brave for living my life.”

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