Category Archives: LGBTI community

2014 Aug. 9: Celebrating Women

By Lerato Malibe-Ntlatlane As we know that August is women’s month. We celebrate who we are as women; we celebrate the battles we have won. We celebrate the strength that God has given us, despite the pains. We celebrate women … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 21: “We want ACTION. Why must we still fight for OUR RIGHTS!?”

At the forefront of our struggle, at this time of sadness… Activists from Gay Umbrella leading the way to the sport grounds before the Memorial service of Disebo Gift Makau… Angry community members demanding justice for Disebo…     On … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 11: PFLAG Workshop hosted by GALA and US Embassy

  A two-day workshop aimed at developing LGBTI-ally support, and advocacy network, is hosted by the US Embassy and GALA at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The event started on August 11 and is facilitated by Jody Huckaby who … Continue reading

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2014 July 28: Comfort’s coming of age ceremony

  Where:  Nquthu, KwaZulu Natal. When:  12th July 2014 Umemulo unjengomshado, usuke uwumakoti ushadiswa nabakini, umhlwehlwe usuke umele i-veil. Ube futhi uyafana ne – 21st yesizulu, ngoba uma umuntu wesifazane emuliswa usuke unikwa ukhiye ukuthi usengakhululeka agane. Igama lami ngingu-Comfort BZ … Continue reading

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2014 July 26: “I was born this way and I cannot change the skin that I live in”

My name is Refilwe Pitso but am popularly known as ‘Fifi’. I was born and raised in Daveyton, Benoni in Johannesburg. I was born on the 27th of December 1991 and I was raised by my mother. She is a … Continue reading

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2014 July 11: Another expert in black lesbian community dies

Reflection by Tshidi Olive Legobye I still remember when the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) started and  wanted to run LGBTi workshops in Vaal. We didn’t know where to start, but I came up with a plan and … Continue reading

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2014 May 26: I found myself at 22

  My name is Abongile Matyila. Abongile is a Xhosa name which means to be grateful. My uncle gave me that name. I’m a 22 year old Bachelor of Arts (BA) student studying at the University of Fort Hare, East London … Continue reading

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2014 May 21: Muholi presents a lecture on Black Queer Born Frees in SA

  Where: Bremen University (Art & Design) department Country: Germany When: 21/05/2014 The guest lecture and workshop was part of the hon. professorship duties. See previous for details on the link below. 2013 Nov. 4: From Market Photo Workshop to … 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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