Category Archives: Homophobia

2014 Sept. 24: “At times I’d get jealous thinking she was taking my place”

  My name is Ayanda Masina, popularly known as ‘Ayanda Kiss’ or Kgokgo to some friends. I have a lot of nicknames. I guess it goes with the level we at with our friendship. On a beautiful day on April 25 in … Continue reading

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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 20: Wet Pride in Paris

by Lindeka Qampi 28/06/2014                                                                         … Continue reading

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2014 March 21: The critical work of a critic

The task of a writer engaging with the work of artists and activists is an important one. The critic does not only draw attention to the work of particular people but provides a way for readers and viewers to translate … Continue reading

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2014 Jan.15: African Leadership Academy seminar

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2013 Jan. 5: ‘Just give me one round of sex, girls won’t satisfy you.’ – Perpetrator

by Lerato Dumse On the 1st January 2014 around 3pm, Sonto Mokoena (30) was sitting in Phiri section, Soweto with her cousins and friends she grew up with having celebrating New Year. They were having so much fun, and then … Continue reading

Posted in Bail, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Lesbian Love Is Possible in South Africa, Lessons learnt, Life, Life Stories, Love, Love is a human right, Perception, Power of the Arts, Power of the Voice, Records and histories, Reflection | Tagged , | 7 Comments

2013 Dec. 19: “The Life of a Lesbian”

Who said being lesbian is not normal? Who said homosexuality is a disease? Who said I am a mistake? Why can’t people accept my ‘lifestyle’ My sexual preference doesn’t change the fact that I’m human. Who gave people the right … Continue reading

Posted in African, Another Approach Is Possible, Crea(c)tive senses, Creativity, Homophobia, Lessons learnt, Life, Life Stories, Proud lesbian, Readings, Reflection, Relationships, Response, South Africa, South African townships, Textualizing Our Own Lives, Together we can | Tagged | 5 Comments