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2013 Aug. 24: Queer Africa Book launch…here comes the pessimist!!!

by Jeremiah Sepotokele 2013 Aug. 17:  Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and MaThoko’s Books launched Queer Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein. Queer Africa is a collection of short fiction written by talented writers on queer … 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 29: Education, Queer Youth, Hate Crimes: So where to from here?

by Jeremiah Sepotokele* Hate crimes have destroyed many lives and communities in South Africa today. As we reflect on lives that have been affected, the tragic story of the late Duduzile Zozo continues to haunt me. It is no secret … Continue reading

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2013 July 24: Black Lawyers Association’s Queer agenda

There were so many questions but limited time after the panelists, Noma Phakade (GALA) and Chief Justice Edwin Cameron presented their work to a group of law students at Wits University. Dominic Khumalo, founding member of BLA took the last … Continue reading

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