Monthly Archives: May 2013

2013 May 16: Sex

It’s funny  its always strange When people look at me and get shocked When they find out that I masturbate You see they say butch/tom lesbians don’t masturbate Because apparently most of us don’t like being touched Well I’m not … Continue reading

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2013 May 15: A bit of homophobia

Hide from our people I do not know how it happened I do not remember how it happened I did not plan for it to happen Till today I do not know how it still happens I looked all over … Continue reading

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2013 May 16: Don’t touch ME!

by Maureen Velile Majola A statement many feminine lesbians have heard. A lot of butch lesbians don’t wanna be touched and we find that they get judged and called all sorts of names because of this. I’ve heard feminine lesbians … Continue reading

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2013 May 17: One sided fight against Homophobia and Transphobia

by Lerato Dumse The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) was hosted by Iranti-Org and commemorated in Johannesburg with a flashmob dance in the middle of Carlton Centre’s food court. It is the same vicinity where a black lesbian, … Continue reading

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2013 May 15: SA Task Team representatives fail the LGBTI community

by Lesego Tlhwale 20 lesbian and gay individuals have been killed across South Africa since 2011 alone, including the recent case of Patricia ‘Pat’ Mashigo (36) who was brutally murdered in Daveyton township, Ekurhuleni district. Some of the cases happened … Continue reading

Posted in Before You, Black Lesbians, Community Mobilizing, Connections, Creating awareness, Curative rapes, Daveyton, Death, Education, Exposure, Expression, Hate Crimes, Lesego Tlhwale, New Task Team, South Africa | Tagged , | 13 Comments

2013 May 10: Akhona’s Miss Gay Limpopo 2013 album

by Akhona Hailele The question we left with was: Where were the black lesbian contestants at the Miss Gay Limpopo 2013 to create what is ‘supposed’ to be a gender balance. Related article 2013 May 11: Actually, absolutely, definitely NO!

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2013 May 11: Actually, absolutely, definitely NO!

by Kopano Sibeko Those were the words expressed by one of the beauty queens failing to answer the question at the first ever Miss Gay Limpopo hosted by Limpopo Proudly Out LGBTI group on the 10th May 2013 at Blue … Continue reading

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2013 May 12: Happy Mother’s Day is NOT for everyone

by Clear Peaceful Mind Today I went to the Randburg Kwai21Marathon. I’m not much of an athlete, definitely not a runner, jogger or walker. I just start a race of my own trotting behind everyone else and praying I make … Continue reading

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2013 May 7: Black lesbians on pap test

My earliest memory of the word pap smear (test), was a result of eavesdropping on a conversation not meant for my 10 year old ears. The lady discussing it had recently taken the test, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience … Continue reading

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2013 May 6: Archiving Noxolo Nogwaza’s funeral

… this documentary was produced in 2011 when we buried Noxolo Nogwaza in KwaThema, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg. She was a 24 year old mother of two children who were then orphaned by hate crime related incident. It is in different languages: … Continue reading

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