Advancing LGBT+ Human Rights For Tanzanians

Join us in championing equal rights for the LGBT+ community in Tanzania. Your generous donation fuels our mission, empowering us to break down barriers and create a more inclusive and accepting society for all.

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Our Vision and Mission

LGBT Voice’s work is guided by five core values.

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Social Justice

We believe all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, have equal rights to a fair and equitable society.

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Building Communities

Our strength is in community. We work to build relationships and organizations that serve LGBT people.

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Diversity

We promote the idea that love, respect and acceptance should be afforded to individuals, regardless of who they are.

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Openness, Inclusion, Partnership

We seek to form inclusive partnerships with government and policy makers, educational and religious institutions, healthcare providers, media and the entertainment industry, legal professionals and community allies.

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Ending Anti-LGBT+ Discrimination

We are actively working toward a society where individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions are treated with dignity, respect, and equality.

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What We Do

We promote LGBT+ rights in Tanzania and provide practical help to individuals in need.

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Provide Health Care Access

  • More than 2 million LGBT people in Tanzania do not have access to quality health services, including HIV prevention, treatment care, and support, due to prejudice based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

  • LGBT Voice works in partnership with health providers who run  LGBT+ friendly facilities in Dar es Salaam to provide free quality health services to LGBT+ people.
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Crisis Aid

  • LGBT Voice provides immediate aid to people in crisis situations, including when a LGBT person is denied access to health clinics, is evicted from their home, is fired from their job or is expelled from school for sexual orientation reasons.

  • We can also help in situations involving false charges and the police, wrongful termination from employment or even helping individuals obtain asylum in other countries. 
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Political Advocacy

  • We work towards the development and implementation of laws and policies that protect and promote the rights of LGBT individuals in Tanzania.

  • Networking and empowering community based organizations, training leaders and public advocates and monitoring legislation to ensure the LGBT community is considered.
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Education

  • We are a watchdog and advocate to the media, empowering real people to share their stories, while holding the media accountable for the words and images they present.

  • As more Tanzanians see our stories in newspapers, on our website and social media sites, or in entertainment media, they will grow to respect and understand our community, paving the way to full equality.
"As a member of the LGBTQ community in Tanzania, I have faced numerous instances where I have been refused access to crucial public services solely because of my sexual orientation. This widespread problem has fueled my determination to find a solution that can effectively tackle this issue."



James Wandera Ouma
Executive Director of LGBT Voice Tanzania
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LGBT Voice In The Media

Our LGBT+ Advocacy Is Covered By Media Globally.

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“Through LGBT Voice, people in East Africa and around the world can hear what is happening to our gay community.”

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“Tanzania has launched yet another crackdown on LGBT advocates, threatening to arrest and expel them from the country.”

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“Our goal is to provide food and shelter for these young LGBT+ people. We also encourage them to continue their education so they will have a better future.”

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Free Malaysia Today

“Tanzania has had a recent spike in anti-gay rhetoric by the government.”

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UNHCR

“A Human Rights Committee on Civil and Political Rights in Tanzania, found that homosexuality is a criminal offence under the penal code and anyone caught in such an act could be tried.”

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“LGBT Voice encourages people to raise their voices. Not quietly, not silently. We need external pressure to make our government accountable. Say something about what is happening and the world will know.”

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Do You Need Help?

Are you experiencing hate in Tanzania?

If you are experiencing hate crimes, physical or sexual abuse, problems with the police or any other type of discrimination, we can help you in a number of ways, including:

  • Listening to you
  • Recording what happened
  • Exploring your options
  • Communicating with the police on your behalf
  • Coming up with plans to make you safer

We won’t pressure you into any action you’re not comfortable with, and we won’t share your information without your consent. Wezesha is here for you.

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Our Latest Blog Posts

We write about LGBT+ issues in Tanzania and around the world.

LGBT History Month

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

LGBT Voice Tanzania is joining with the global LGBT+ community to celebrate LGBT+ History Month...

When comparing 2024 to 2009, there is a clear distinction in terms of LGBTQ visibility and activism in Tanzania.

Over the past fifteen years, the LGBTQ rights movement in Tanzania has undergone significant transformations...

Promote the acceptance of others by embracing their individuality with sincerity.

In our ever-evolving and intricate world, the journey from tolerance to genuine acceptance necessitates deliberate...
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