Category Archives: Gender performance

2014 Oct. 8: Beautiful faces and kisses from Soweto Pride 2014

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2014 March 30: “A woman I’m going to marry”

by Buli Vimbelela On the 30th of March 2014 a crowd of people gathered in Zola, Soweto to witness Promise Mavundla and Sanele Shabangu’s umqomiswano (engagement), a gathering which many were unsure of, but had piqued their interest nonetheless. There … Continue reading

Posted in Gender performance, I can't do it ALONE, I was (T)here, Love, Love is a human right, Power of the Arts, Power of the Voice, Relationships, Textualizing Our Own Lives, We Are You, We Care, We Love Photography, We Still Can with/out Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

2013 Dec. 8: Well organised beauty pageant with less audience

2013 Miss Gay Lesbian Soweto pageant   by Lerato Dumse   The Miss Gay and Lesbian Soweto pageant is an idea born in the year 2000 and was turned into an annual event, until 2006. Then the strain of using … Continue reading

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2013 July 26: I met my love at a lesbian funeral

…being consoled by my butch lover’s friend made so much sense. even the tears i shed over two weeks before her burial disappeared in a moment. friends and family members were bitching about how quick i moved on or lent … Continue reading

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2013 June 22: “Queer Art and Activism”

Skeive dager, Litteraturhuset 22.06.13 A presentation by Ellen Mortensen First of all, I want to thank the organizers of this seminar on “Queer Art and Activism”, FOKUS, SAIH, LLH and – Kunstplass 5, and especially Vibeke Hermanrud, for the invitation … Continue reading

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2013 June 4: I was not Her

by Kopano Sibeko I could have worn my hair like she did, Wore a dress maybe, Apply that expensive lip gloss she had with a pinkish glittery, perfume scent or Strut ‘em heels like she does, maybe? I was not … Continue reading

Posted in Gender performance, Lady tactics, Power of the Voice, Records and histories, Relationships, South Africa, Translation, We Care, We Still Can with/out Resources, Writing is a Right, Youth voices | Tagged | 4 Comments