Category Archives: Questions & Answers

2014 June 16: Muholi on CBC Radio – Photos

    by Erin Warner of Ryerson Image Center gallery Where: Ryerson University, Toronto. Canada.       … so many questions asked. Interview transcript to be included later. Happy World Pride Toronto!!! Let us remember all those who did … Continue reading

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2014 May 18: Glitter, drama & perfection at Miss Gay Jozi 2014

Texts by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Smanga Shange   I usually sit front row at Fashion Week, mingle with the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry at A-list events and I found myself at Miss Gay Jozi held at … Continue reading

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2014 April 27: Unanswered questions

  Why are we getting killed? When you kill me according to faith you kill only the body a loving heart remains my soul remains Why are we getting killed? When you kill me you are killing a natural being … Continue reading

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2014 March 18: Sharing South African Queer Knowledge with students in America

  Photo album by Valerie Thomas Quote of the day Is South Africa a country?   Frieda Ekotto The University of Michigan Introduction: Zanele Muholi Speaks at the Africa Workshop at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It is my … Continue reading

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2014 March 8: Photos from Brown Bois Retreat in Oakland, CALIFORNIA

Photos by Zanele Muholi Where: Oakland, CA With:  Valerie Thomas and Selaelo ‘Sly’ Mannya What: Brown Bois Retreat Link to: Brown Boi Project Topic: How to increase Personal Communication Skills chaired by Mervyn Marcano   My Masculinity Is…   Name Quote … Continue reading

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2014 March 8: Freedom of Nude Expression

Yesterday as the world celebrated the International Women’s Day others took on the streets to either make a mark or demonstrated to claim their spaces. This picture was taken on our way to Golden Gate bridge. As we stood in … Continue reading

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2014 Jan. 10: Fighting on arrival

  by Donna A M Smith   Johannesburg, April 17, 2013 Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW), the black lesbian organisation I co-founded with my former partner, Zanele Muholi, in 2002, celebrated its 10th Anniversary last year. I was … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 21: ‘A part of Me’ in Paris

  by Andiswa Dlamini Words cannot describe my experience in Paris. It honestly felt like I was part of a painting. It felt surreal. It’s weird in life when we allow our dreams to expand to places and then when … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 17: LGBTI agenda reflected at a Human Rights lawyers conference

  by Jeremiah Sepotokele   2013 Oct. 4:  Wits University, Johannesburg. South Africa. The Wits Student Law Journal for Southern Africa hosted a conference “Incendo on the 4th of October 2013 at the Chalsty Centre at the Wits School of … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 15: Photos from the funeral of the recently murdered lesbian in Ratanda

Who: Maleshwane Emely Radebe Identity: Black Lesbian Born : 25th Aug. 1977 Murdered on: 7th Dec. 2013 Buried on: 14th Dec. 2013 Buried Where : Ekuthuleni Graveyard, Ext. 23 Residence: Ratanda, Johannesburg. South Africa What: Sustained a stab wound and … Continue reading

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