Monthly Archives: March 2013

2013 March 31: I Stand Corrected in Soweto

by Lesego Tlhwale The long awaited theatre play I Stand Corrected that has been said to showcase the corrective rape pandemic in South Africa opened at the Soweto Theatre on the 28 of March 2013, a day that commemorates the … Continue reading

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2013 March 30: Imfihlo yesiphambano

Imfihlo yesiphambano Lesi siphambano siyi mfihlo esobala Sithi sisobala siyindida ecacile Sithi sicacile kanti siyesinda silula Abasithatha ngeqiniso likaqiniso Abalahlekelani neqiniso lika ntanyiso Abakwesweli ukukhanya bha kwaso Abayigqizi qakala imiswazi yezwe Ezabo izindlebe zishukwa ze zizwe Imfihlo yaso isekuuphambaneni kwaso … Continue reading

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2013 March 30: A response to Definitely Not Gaysbian article

by Nthabiseng Mokoena On the 1st of March 2013, we at Transgender and Intersex Africa  read a piece on the Inkanyiso website titled “Definitely Not Gaysbian”.The article was interesting as it discussed one of the most “taboo” subject within South African … Continue reading

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2013 March 30: The photo that I like…

This is one of the memorable photos that I like most, taken at the Miss Sappho by Brendelie Mitchell. The beauty contest was hosted by Sistahs Kopanang, the defunct black lesbian organization that we were part of steered by Naomi … Continue reading

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2013 March 28: Against the rising tide

BORN IN A BODILY PRISON Hated without reason Living on a mission To love with full conviction This body is my affliction Hence I make that decision To enter this transition And bring my soul to living As I emerge … Continue reading

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2013 March 28: Failed justice

by Lerato Dumse A commemoration was held on Wednesday 27 March 2013 in Thokoza township, east of Johannesburg to remember the life of Nokuthula Radebe. In 2011 March 28 Nokuthula became one of many hate crime victims reported that year … Continue reading

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2013 March 28: Feather Awards (re)viewed

by Lerato Dumse 19.03.2013 I was preparing to go to bed when I realized that the SABC1 was broadcasting the feather awards. I decided to stay up and watch. It was very exciting to see the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, … Continue reading

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