Story Author(s): Esther N’sapu
News Source: La Libre Afrique
Publication/Broadcast Date: May 23rd, 2019
Country(ies): Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
Original Source Link: (French)
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
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.