Monthly Archives: February 2013

2013 Feb. 27: Melody

by Sebenzile © 2012 All I wanted was to know her name, Know her dreams and erase her shame. Love her mess, and help craft her joy, Kiss her hand, and be with her even when I am alone. I … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 10: Parts

by Andiswa Dlamini Part 1  (you spoke) Before you spoke to me Uttered any words, I had no expectations of you And you had non of me But when I thought of you I thought of you as a human … Continue reading

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2012 Nov. 20: Mourning on commission

by Christie ‘FossilSoul’ van Zyl © 2012                                                 Even with our roots tracing back to Ubuntu… None of my compassion dares trace back to you; But I felt your spirit wrench in agony as they butchered your soul, for your … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 24: Misinformed stereotypes among lesbians

by Lesego Tlhwale I recently read a status update on facebook, supposedly written by a “femme lesbian”. The status had a lot of likes and comments concurring what the lady was saying. But to me this was a rather judgmental … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 24: Haunted by my past

Had 2 glasses of wine so excuse me if I sound a bit too much for one read I was raped as a kid and I can only mention it here and now, so when you see me don’t ask … Continue reading

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2013 Jan. 5: Photo Archive

Part of our SA (queer) visual history. In the photo is Msai Gugu Masinga & Kebarileng Sebetoane both activists who have contributed towards our LGBTI history. They both volunteer for FEW and now works for different companies. The photo was … Continue reading

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2013 Jan. 1: *The choke of grief

by Unoma Azuah   I invoke their names: Desire Ntombana Mandisa Mbambo Phumeza Nkolonzi Thapelo Makutle Neil Daniels Sanna Supa Sasha Lee Gordon Hendrietta Morifi Nokuthula Radebe Noxolo Nogwaza Nqobile Khumalo Ntsiki Tyatyeka Tshuku Ncobo Milicent Gaika survives But the … Continue reading

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