Stories of Change

Watch the inspiring Stories of Change from LGBTI activists, organisations and front-liners from all over world! Get a deeper insight into how they have achieved changes at various levels and how our vision translates into reality.

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Supporting LBQ entrepreneurs in Guyana : Francesca and

With the support of COC, Guy Bow ran an economic empowerment project for the LBQ community in Guyana. By providing business training and small loans, they ...
2021

Homophobic attack at the office of Alternatives Burkina

Members of Alternative Burkina explain how the raid of their community center in April 2020 has strongly affected the LGBTI community of Bobo Dioulasso. ...
2021

Trans community in Burkina Faso: a sense of achievement

The trans community in Burkina revisits the changes brought by the PRIDE programme over the years : an increased visibility and place in the broader LGBTI ...

Belmopan Pride

A reflection on how visibility through Pride events impacts the lives of those who attend. Chris is a 31-year-old Belizean who started out with BYEC because ...
2020

Self-Acceptance is a Wonderful Thing – Belize

Moving forward, accepting oneself and allowing others time to come to the same conclusion. Shaqeil is a a 27-year-old Belizean who has been involved with ...

Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2019 – Ghana

In August of 2019 the district of Jamestown in Accra, Ghana hosted the 9th annual Chale Wote Street Art Festival. Chale Wote is the largest street art festival ...
2020

Election of Miss and Mister IDAHOT 2019

This Story of Change shows how the trans movement, which is very recent in Burkina Faso, is rapidly gaining visibility and organizing events that create ...
2020

A Leader in the Making

Karl is a 29-year-old Belizean, born and raised in Belize. He went through a rough patch in his early years, getting into trouble which he describes as ...
2019

Coming Out in Belize

Kiki is a 24-year-old Belizean who came out three years ago to her mother. She comes from a deeply religious background and has a young son back from what ...

Finding Myself in Belize

Joshua is a 26-year-old Belizean who talks about his journey of coming to terms with who he is, his sexuality, his experiences with his family and how he ...

Building Self-Worth and Confidence in Ghana

This story is about three lesbian women from Ghana, who have both found self-worth and confidence in sticking up for their rights since joining the community ...
2019

Finding Solace in Ghana

This is a story about Sadat, a 23-year-old transwoman from Ghana who spoke about their experience being wrongly imprisoned and the process leading to their ...
2019