Woubis, yossis and travestis: LGBT activism in Côte d’Ivoire

Witness History

By BBC World Service

Woubis, yossis and travestis: LGBT activism in Côte d’Ivoire

Tuesday, 22 June

Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire has a buzzing LGBT scene and the country is regarded as one of the more tolerant nations in West Africa. In this Witness History, Josephine Casserly speaks to Barbara, a trans, LGBT activist. In 1992, Barbara was among a group of protesters who stormed the office of a national newspaper, to protest against their depiction of LGBT people. (Image: Barbara. Credit: From Barbara's personal collection)
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