Love. Equality. Human Rights. journalRAGE is an online news magazine platform dedicated to giving Liberia’s sexual minority a voice though reporting and education.
The LGBTQIA+ community in Liberia are portrayed in negative limelight by the media. This has, most times, led to public homophobic bashing and violent attacks on their person.
journalRAGE was born out of a rage about the negative and homophobic spotlight, alleviating the hiccups faced by underground Liberian LGBTQIA+ orgs, bringing the everyday issues ongoing in the community in a manner which wouldn’t spur attacks, and to train media practitioners on how to report on sexual minority issues which is so very sensitive.
There are lots of positive happenings within Liberia’s LGBTQIA+’s landscape which are often never reported on. journalRAGE is the platform to give voice to a staring but silent community. journalRAGE stands for love, equality and human rights.
Gboko Stewart, a trained Liberian journalist, a daring activist, and a humanist leads a team of brave journalists reporting throughout Liberia.
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Police Launch Probe Into Who Killed Joshua Solomon
Monrovia, Liberia - Joshua Solomon, the flamboyant model and beauty pageant trainer who was severely beaten supposedly by partisans of the Unity Party during the just ended electoral political campaign, has passed.
Solomon, 35, a member of the outgoing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George M. Weah succumbed to his injuries sustained on August 11, when he was spotted and beaten by alleged partisans of Unity Party around its campaign office headquarters in Sinkor. (more)
Trans Woman, Gay Man Battle Family Neglect and Violence
Margibi, Liberia –Throughout her stay in her parents’ house in Kakata, Margibi County, Renelle Bartee, 23, endured excruciating circumstances due to her gender identity.
Renelle, a trans woman whose name has been changed to protect her identity, said she often bore the brunt of scorn and abuse from her family members.
“Some of my siblings grew angry about my sexuality and decided to throw me out of the house immediately after my mother passed away,” says Renelle, who is currently seeking refuge at a friend’s home in Monrovia. (more)
Access to Justice Remains Top Concern for LGBTQ+ Community in Elections
Monrovia, Liberia – Liberians have voted to elect a new set of leaders who would oversee the country’s affairs for the next six and nine years, respectively.
For the underground LGBT community, access to justice, healthcare, protection, respect of basic human rights continue to be issues that those seeking elected offices are ducking.
Gang Uses Senator’s Photo To Target Gay Men on Facebook
Paynesville, Liberia - For Abe Johnson (name changed to protect his identity), it was a dream two months ago in January—a friend request from a fake Facebook account, Ashford Horton, with the profile picture of a Senator was all too real.
“I had seen the friend request, but I was not sure if I should accept it,” he says. Giving the fake Facebook account a thorough scrutiny, he concluded that it must be real.
That conclusion led to him becoming one of the many victims in what journalRAGE has uncovered to...
‘Plot’ To Kill Journalist Covering LGBT Community Unravels, FrontPage Africa Reveals
Monrovia, Liberia - FrontPageAfrica has reliably learnt of an alleged plan by a former soldier of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Cheeseman Cole, to possibly eliminate the Curator-in-Chief of journalRAGE, Gboko Stewart.
journalRAGE is an online news platform founded by Gboko Stewart in 2019 to report exclusively on the LGBT community in Liberia. The news platform, since its inception, have brought to the front burner the many issues bedeviling the LGBT community in the country.
According to a source with knowledge of.the plan... (more)
Family Seeks Closure, Survivors Yearn for Justice from Brutality of ex-soldier
Barnesville, Liberia - It has been two years since the disappearance of Dominic Renner and Winston Toe on September 24 and October 4, 2020.
For Emmanuel Renner, father of Dominic Renner, Thursday, September 24—the last day he saw his eldest son—continues to live in infamy.
“It’s kind of hard because things went bad when Dominic went missing,” he says. “We are looking... (more)