RDC: les LGBTI du Sud-Kivu demandent à ne plus être discriminés (DRC: LGBTIs of South Kivu demand to no longer be discriminated against)

Story Author(s): Esther N’sapu

News Source: La Libre Afrique

Publication/Broadcast Date: May 23rd, 2019

Country(ies): Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

City(ies): Bukavu

Original Source Link: (French)

Story Summary:

This story documents the discrimination LGBTI people face in the DRC from their families and society despite same-sex sexual activity being legal in the country.

Topics: Discrimination, Family, Housing, School, Sex Work, and Workplace

LGBTQI+ Identities: Gay, Lesbian, MSM (men who have sex with men), and WSW (women who have sex with women)

Journalistic Issues: Journalistic approach is fair, balanced, objective, Language/terminology is accurate/inclusive, LGBTQI+A voices are sufficient, and Visuals/photos are affirming and relevant

Rating: 2

Rating Rationale:

This story is mostly good. The subhead “Pour survivre, ces personnes se prostituent” (“To survive, these people prostitute themselves”) makes it sound like all LGBTI people are sex workers. Author or editor should have been more nuanced.

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