Category Archives: Africanised

2014 Nov. 26: Freedom…that’s all we need

We write letters into ANCient scrolls with ANCient mentalities that refuses to act now… We recite poems into dead societies with zombies in suits and big bellies.. Nobody hears us, we are in the basement of their thoughts… long forgotten … Continue reading

Posted in 16 Days of Activism, a black lesbian, Abusers, Act, Acting, Activated queer spaces, Activists, Activists Act, African, African Queer Beauty, Africanised, Against violence on women and children, Another Approach Is Possible, Background, by Thuthula Sodumo, Family, Freedom, Friends, Hell, Let us eliminate violence, Man, Men, No Violence, Politics of existence, Questioning, Related links, Support is the system, Terrified, We Are You, We Care, Writing matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

2014 Aug. 11: My experiences of Paris, Mpumalanga and Durban Gay Pride

by Luh Cele My perseverance and the love of the game once upon a time resulted in a progressive life of meeting interesting people and travel abroad. In this note I’d like to share share my lifetime experiences, of pride marches … Continue reading

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2014 July 14: A healer is laid to rest

All photos by Charmain Carrol 12/07/2014                                                                   May … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Activism, Activists, Activists Act, Africa, African, Africanised, Alternative family, Another Approach Is Possible, Archived memories, Archiving Queer Her/Histories in SA, Art for Humanity, Art Is A Human Right, Art is Queer, Articles, Bereavement, Black Lesbians, Charismatic, Chief mourner, Death, Evaton cemetery, Family and Friends, Few people, Health, Herbal medicine, Human Beings, Johannesburg, Loss to the black lesbian community, Lost Lives, Love, Loved, Myths, Photographs from the funeral, Prophecy, Proud lesbian, Queer Power, Real, Reason, Recognition, Records and histories, Relationships, Respect & Recognition from our community, Respected person, Sadness, Self-worth, Sexuality, Sharing knowledge, Silence, Snakes, South Africa, South African townships, South African traditions, Speaking for ourselves, Support, Supporters, Supporting each other, Survived by..., The traditional cloth, traditional healers, Traditional healing, We love photographs | 2 Comments

2013 Aug. 15: The documentation of black LGBTI in South Africa

Uncomfortable political representations and the public imagination by Jeremiah Sepotokele. The documentation of lives of the black Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) community remains one of the most socially and politically contested space in South Africa. Documentation is a powerful instrument … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Africanised, Another Approach Is Possible, Archived memories, Archiving Queer Her/Histories in SA, Artists, Arts, Books, Crea(c)tive senses, Culture, Evidence, Hear Us Out, Homosexuality, Human rights, Institution, Know Your SA Queer History, Knowledge, Lack of Resources, Life Stories, Opinion, Organizations, Our lives in the picture, Politics of existence, Questioning, Race, Race card, Readings, ReClaim Your Activism, Records and histories, Reflection, Visual history is a Right not a luxury, Visualizing public spaces, We Are You, We Care, We Still Can with/out Resources, Writing is a Right, Youth voices, Zanele Muholi | Tagged | 4 Comments