Travis Ferland


Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

African media and gay rights

Though Western media used to be egregious with their gay stereotypes, they’ve gotten better over time. Though there are slippages. Here‘s an example.  Anyway, gross stereotypes about gay people are generally not acceptable on the airwaves, on TV or in print anymore over here. So what about African media? Let’s take Nigeria.  Here the Nigerian activist

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Revisiting the “Gay Marriage Map”

The “Gay Marriage Map” that accompanied an opinion piece by columnist Frank Bruni in The New York Times a few days ago, provides a global snapshot of laws affecting same-sex relationships.  It especially draws our attention to Africa,...