Paulo Teca, Leonel Likuno and Austin Gil (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual

Activism and LGBT+ people in Angola

Vivaldo Félix

Paulo Teca (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual

The advocacy around LGBT+ issues has opened up significant spaces for the recognition of the LGBT+ rights in recent years in Angola.

Leonel Likuno (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual


One of the biggest and most important recent milestones is the Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation that has become a crime, configuring as an aggravating element in determining the measure of the sentence, according to the current Penal Code (articles 71 and 212).

Austin Gil (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual

The Association Íris Angola expresses its willingness to give priority space to key-issues related to the LGBT+ community, such as the Right to Equality, Justice, Education and Health (Mental and Sexual). 

Cadete, Heukenis e Marley (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual

The LGBT+ community is our strategy, together with key-populations and the thematic sector in the fight against HIV in Angola.

Heukenis (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual

However, ÍRIS intends to give relevance to the population that represents it, committing itself to actions to defend, protect and the rights of LGBT+ people.

Heukenis (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual

Cadete (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual

SEE BEYOND YOUR PREJUDICE

Marley (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual

The photographic campaign “See Beyond Your Prejudice” aims to give a face to the LGBT+ community inside and outside Angolan society.

Raine Félix, Mel De Oliveira e Mamazita (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual

In a way of fighting stigma and discrimination that still has an impact on the daily lives of LGBT+ people,

Mamazita (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual


It is also a way of, as an organization, affirming the principle of equality and respect for all people, considering them as individuals with rights, needs and duties.

Mel de Oliveira (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual

The images aim to promote the sexual and gender minorities inclusion in society, respecting the diversity and uniqueness of each person, without discrimination or prejudice based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Raine Félix (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual

We want to promote non-discrimination of people in all aspects, especially with regard to their gender identity and sexual orientation.

Madonna (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual


A comprehensive work, done with members and LGBT+ movements in Angola, as a way of giving visibility as a holder of the right to the LGBT+ person.

Imanni da Silva (2022-01) by Carlos Fernandes (Diretor Geral da Associação Iris - Angola)Museu Lusófono da Diversidade Sexual


Our objective and vision, as an organization, is to reach a society where they effectively have space, voice, equality, integration, participation, freedom of self-determination and full rights.

Credits: Story

Datasheet

The images from this exhibition are part of Íris Angola
Association campaign called “See Beyond Your Prejudice”

Diversa Arte e Cultura Association - DAC
Execution

Carlos Fernandes
Photography and Idea

Leonardo Arouca and Franco Reinaudo
Exhibition

Vivaldo Félix
Opening Text

Stefan Lekitsch
Proofreading

Austin Gil
Hermen Cadet
Heukenis Simon
Imanni da Silva
Leonel Likuno
Mamacita Nemrac
Yan Ryan Sheeran (Marley)
olive honey
Paulo Teca
Raine Felix
Models

Partners:
UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), UNAIDS - UNAIDS Angola, We Belong Africa, CCBA (Centro Cultural Brasil Angola), ANASO

Support:
Movimento Transformar Íris, Movimento Pansexual, Movimento ATSA (Aliança de Trabalhadores de Sexo em Angola), Movimento Mulheres do Coração

Credits: All media
The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
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