Category Archives: Butch identifying lesbian

2015 April 26: Proud African Lesbians Weds

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Lindeka Qampi The beauty of African culture, dance, colours and clothing was in full display when Javas and Mashadi Ndlovu hosted their traditional wedding on April 25. The newly weds shared their special day … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 9: A video of the first Mpumalanga Pride

The 1st MPUMALANGA Gay Pride held on the 9th August 2014 consisted of the following groups: Lowveld LGBTI (Mbombela, Barberton and surrounding locations) Emalahleni LGBTI ( Witbank, Middleburg) GLOM (Ermelo and surrounding townships ) GLOSS (Standerton, Secunda) Kwandebele LGBTI (KwaMhlanga … Continue reading

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2014 July 19: Paris post cards from Cite Des Arts

Birthday self portraits by Zanele Muholi …@Cite Des Arts in Paris. In commemoration of my late mother, Bester Muholi who gave birth to me and endured the constraints of birthing.           more photos to be included … Continue reading

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2014 June 26: When photography is our religion

  All Photos by Lerato Maduna © 27/11/2012 What:  Faces and Phases exhibition opening When:  2 Years ago (27th November 2012) Where:  Goethe-Institut Südafrika, 119 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood. Johannesburg.    Where are they now?   Ayanda Moremi got married to … Continue reading

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2014 June 21: Vanessa and Nana’s engagement party

Photos and text by Charmain Carrol. Four months ago… Where:  Midrand, Johannesburg When:  23rd March 2014 Bathini Dambuza and I were honoured to attend yet another engagement lunch of two of our fellow lesbian sisters held in Midrand, Johannesburg. The … Continue reading

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2014 May 24: The special boy

by Collen Mfazwe   Growing up was never easy but it was kind of fun because I did not understand some of the things I was supposed to understand, e.g. why did I have to menstruate every month? Why did … Continue reading

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