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2019 Aug. 19: 25 years of Democracy, Christianity and LGBTI+ Community.

by Tinashe Wakapila Part One: 25 years of democracy as Christian LGBTI+ persons in South Africa, the Genesis “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve or madam and Eve” snort comment. ‘May 1996, South Africa became the first … Continue reading

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2019 June 30: A journey to a queer priesthood

by Nombulelo Ngqayizivele Khumalo As a South African queer person, the month of June is a very significant time. In South Africa, it is popularly known as Youth Month, a month dedicated to young people and includes celebrations on the … Continue reading

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2019 March. 11: Spending my day at VMCI in Sebokeng

Text by Bajabulile Dhlamini Photos by Z Muholi Waking up to a beautiful and sunny Sunday morning, Inkanyiso team and I prepared to attend a service at Victory Ministries Church International (VMCI). They were officially opening Vaal branch on March … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 28: An emotional farewell for the recent victim of hate crime

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Lindeka Qampi and Zanele Muholi   It is a Sunday morning and like in most townships, the streets of Daveyton township are a buzz of activity. Many carry bibles, making their way to different churches. In … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 23: Relatives and friends shed tears at Gift’s funeral and some fainted

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Lindeka Qampi When the casket carrying the body of Disebo Gift Makau (23), was lowered six feet underground at a Ventersdorp cemetery, in the North West, on August 23.     Family and friends … Continue reading

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2014 March 14: A video of Ayanda and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding

  4 months later … marital bliss. Ayanda Magoloza got married to Nhlanhla Moremi on the 9th Nov. 2013 in Katlehong. They exchanged the vows at Kwanele Park in Katlehong. Their wedding union was blessed by Pastor Tebogo Moema of Dominion … Continue reading

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2014 Feb.14: PRESS RELEASE

PRINS CLAUS AWARD CEREMONY VENUE: Wits Art Museum       EXHIBITION LAUNCH OF ZANELE MUHOLI’S of LOVE & LOSS VENUE: STEVENSON ART GALLERY DATE: 14 FEBRUARY 2014 In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries such as … Continue reading

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2014 Jan.5: Ishaya ngolunye unyawo I-VMCI kulonyaka

by Londeka Dlamini Ibandla lase Thekwini i-Victory Ministries International phansi kobuholi bukaMfundisi uZungu liza nezinguquko eziningi kulonyaka. Abazalwane babukeke bethokozile ukubuya enkonzweni kwazise bekuyiSonto lokuqala kulonyaka., iqale kamnandi lapho uMvangeli uMkhize ekhuthaza ibandla ngokuthi asikhohlwe ngokwenzekile ngonyaka odlule. Siqale kabusha kulonyaka … Continue reading

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2013 Sept. 1: The VMCI Times

Video archive. What: Church service Where: The Victory Ministries Church International (VMCI) Durban, South Africa When: 1st Sept. 2013 Actual function:  First Sunday – Inkonzo yesidlo   Previous 2013 June 15: The Durban Lesbian Wedding of the Year and 2013 … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 18: Konke enikwenzayo kwenzeni ngothando

by Londeka Siba Dlamini   Siyithimba leNkanyiso sibusiseke kakhulu namhlanje kuyi Sonto sihlanganyele nebandla iVictory Ministries eseThekwini phansi kobuholi buka Pastor Zinzi Zungu. Lelibandla kwabanye libukeka njengento engabusisekile ngoba lemukela izitabane kodwa wembuleka amehlo uma uzinika ithuba lokuhlanganyela nazo, ubone … Continue reading

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