Excerpts from a Diary: Religion, anger and I

This is our "Excerpts from a Dairy" series. We publish excerpts of thoughts and reflections from emails, dairies and journals of people from the queer community. These excerpts could be complete entries or uncompleted and unstructured excerpts that show our personal thoughts and reflections about our lived experience.  We welcome submissions and they can be… Continue reading Excerpts from a Diary: Religion, anger and I

Excerpts from a Diary: Navigating perceptions

This is our "Excerpts from a Dairy" series. We publish excerpts of thoughts and reflections from emails, dairies and journals of people from the queer community. These excerpts could be complete entries or uncompleted and unstructured excerpts that show our personal thoughts and reflections about our lived experience.  We welcome submissions and they can be… Continue reading Excerpts from a Diary: Navigating perceptions

Comments on the Ethioqueer podcast discussion with our allies

As a queer person, what are your thoughts on the podcast discussion with our allies? Please email us your thoughts at etqueerfamily@gmail.com. As a point of departure, please see the below comment from a lesbian in the community: "The ideas that have been raised, their understanding, and their knowledge are very welcome. They are as well-informed, if not… Continue reading Comments on the Ethioqueer podcast discussion with our allies

ከደጋፊዎቻችን ጋር በተደረገ ውይይት ዙሪያ አስተያየት

እንደ አንድ ኩዊር ሰው ከደጋፊዎቻችን ጋር የነበረንን ውይይት እንዴት ያዩታል ለሚለው ጥያቄ ምን መልስ አሎት? እስኪ በetqueerfamily@gmail.com ያጋሩን። ለመነሻ ያህል የአንድ ሌዝብያንን አስተያየት ከስር ያንብቡ:- "የተነሱት ሃሳቦች፣ ግንዛቤያቸው እና እውቀታቸው በጣም ደስ የሚል ነው። ማህበረሳባችን ውስጥ ነን ከሚሉት ጋር በጣም እኩል ወይንም በበለጠ እውቀት ነው ያላቸው እና በጣም ደስ ብሎኝ ነው ያዳመጥኩት። ተመስጬ ነው ያዳመጥኩት።"… Continue reading ከደጋፊዎቻችን ጋር በተደረገ ውይይት ዙሪያ አስተያየት

Excerpts from a Diary: Surviving Ethiopia

This is our "Excerpts from a Dairy" series. We publish excerpts of thoughts and reflections from emails, dairies and journals of people from the queer community. These excerpts could be complete entries or uncompleted and unstructured excerpts that show our personal thoughts and reflections about our lived experience.  We welcome submissions and they can be… Continue reading Excerpts from a Diary: Surviving Ethiopia

Excerpts from a Diary: Brave souls

This is our "Excerpts from a Dairy" series. We publish excerpts of thoughts and reflections from emails, dairies and journals of people from the queer community. These excerpts could be complete entries or uncompleted and unstructured excerpts that show our personal thoughts and reflections about our lived experience.  We welcome submissions and they can be… Continue reading Excerpts from a Diary: Brave souls

Ethioqueer Podcast: Sex positivity

"There are different spaces where we can hold various discussions, but there are no places where we can discuss sex openly, including one that is based on research. We mostly don’t want to deal with discussions that make us uncomfortable," says one of our guests. https://soundcloud.com/ethioqueer/sex-positivity "If the idea of offering classes on sex education… Continue reading Ethioqueer Podcast: Sex positivity

ኢትዮ ኩዊር ፓድካስት: ቀና የወሲብ አስተሳሰብ

“ሃገራችን ላይ የተለያዩ የውይይት መድሩኮች ቢኖሪም ስለወሲብ የሚያወያይ ወይም በጥናት የታገዘ ግንዛቤን የማስጨበጫ ውይይቶች የሉም:: “በብዙ መንገድ uncomfortable የሚያደርጉንን [ምቾት የማይሰጡንን] ነገሮች መንካት አንፈልግም::"  ይላሉ ከእንግዶቻችን አንዳቸው   https://soundcloud.com/ethioqueer/sex-positivity "... ማህበረሰባችን ያለውን አረዳድ ስትግልፅ "[Sex education] ህፃናትን ት/ቤት ውስጥ እናስተምራቸው የሚባለው idea ራሱ ቢመጣ አብዛኛውን ወላጅ ሊሆን ይችላል፣ አስተማሪ፣ ማህበረሰብ የሚቃረነው ነገር ነው ምክንያቱም ይሄንን… Continue reading ኢትዮ ኩዊር ፓድካስት: ቀና የወሲብ አስተሳሰብ

ኢትዮ ኩዊር ፓድካስት:“ቡችነት” ወይም “ወንዳወንድ” መሆን

"ቡችነት ወይም ወንዳወንድነት ከአለባበስ ወይም ከገፅታ ባለፈ ምንም ትርጉም የለውም…" ትላለች ማራኪ ስለወንዳወንድ ምንነት ስታብራራ የዛሬው የፖድካስት ውይይታችን ኩዊር  “ወንዳወንድ” ሴቶች ላይ ያተኩራል።  https://soundcloud.com/ethioqueer/being-butch-or-masculine-presenting ማህበረሰባችን በተለምዶ "ወንዳወንድ" እያለ የሚጠራቸውን ሴቶች እንዴት ይረዳል? የእነሱስ ልምድ ምን ይመስላል? ሁላችንም የአባታዊ ስርዓት የበላይነት ውጤት እንደመሆናችን ኩዊር ሰዎችም ከዚሁ ስርዓት ያመለጡ አይድሉም:: የምንኖረው ወንድነትን ከጀግንነት፣ ከመሪነት እና ከሰጪነት ጋር… Continue reading ኢትዮ ኩዊር ፓድካስት:“ቡችነት” ወይም “ወንዳወንድ” መሆን

Ethioqueer Podcast: Being butch or masculine presenting

"Butchness or presenting in a masculine manner is really only about how one chooses to dress or present," Maraki says as a way of explaining her gender expression. Our fifth podcast focuses on butch or masculine presenting queer women.  https://soundcloud.com/ethioqueer/being-butch-or-masculine-presenting How does our society understand these women that it calls, when literally translated from the… Continue reading Ethioqueer Podcast: Being butch or masculine presenting