Category Archives: Betrayal

2014 Oct. 13: Mother of the recently murdered lesbian demands justice

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Zanele Muholi  A suspect is due to appear in the Tsakane Magistrate Court today (October 14), in connection with the fatal stabbing of Phumzile Nkosi (27) on October 2, 2014.   Pastor Dlamini led … Continue reading

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2013 Nov. 12: God, the lesbian, the sin

  Oh why is it that I feel I have sinned I have lusted over her, with hips so wide. There’s nowhere for me to hide What sin is this? What scale will it be measured by God? The lesbian … Continue reading

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2013 Oct. 15: She is my weakness

by Charmain Carrol When I found out I was pregnant I had two feelings at the same time. I smiled because I was somehow happy while tears were running down my face because I was afraid. I feared the disappointment. … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 20: Lesbian Activist Survives Stabbing

Report by Thekwane Bongi Mpisholo 14th Aug. 2013: Johannesburg A black lesbian activist aged 26 was attacked and stabbed by one of the elderly men in her neighbourhood, in her township of Vosloorus. The incident occurred five days after National … Continue reading

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2013 July 31: No title

I lay here, in pain tossing and turning waiting for the birth of my daughter. I try to lift my head but it won’t get off the pillow, as my body starts to give way my abdominals go numb. It’s … Continue reading

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2013 July 10: Photos from Duduzile Zozo’s memorial service

Location:  Thokoza Youth Centre, Khumalo Street. Thokoza. East of Johannesburg. More than 300 people – mainly organisational members, fellow activists and friends attended the memorial service of Duduzile Zozo (26) who was brutally (dis)membered on the 30th June 2013 few … Continue reading

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2013 June 5: Lesego sharing the work of Inkanyiso at the LGBT conference in Salzburg, AUSTRIA

Panel Social media and LGBT Identities in the 21st century: Access, distribution, new social spaces, limitations. LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps 02 Jun – 07 Jun, 2013   Members of Faculty and List of participants Related articles … Continue reading

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