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2017 July 30: Painful send off for transgender activist Iko Mash

Text by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Zanele Muholi The funeral service of Iko Mash was very painful. Iko who passed away on the 21st of July 2017 was buried on Saturday the 29th of July 2017. Her funeral service was … Continue reading

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2017 July 27: Dignified memorial service for Iko Mash

Text by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Zanele Muholi What a well organised and most dignified memorial service held at Bassline, Newtown for our dear friend Iko Mash. Transgender activist and media personality shocked many by her sudden passing. She passed … Continue reading

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2017 July 25: Mellisa Mbambo to represent the KZN LGBTI community at the first Miss Gay RSA

by Yaya Mavundla Mellisa Mbambo is black trans-woman, born 32 years ago in Intshanga, KwaZulu Natal. She is a part time stylist.  Super excited about representing the LGBTI community at the upcoming Miss Gay RSA. The pageant is set to … Continue reading

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2017 July 19: “Why is there no state funeral for Prudence?”

Text by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Zanele Muholi Struggle songs & ritual performances at an activist funeral. Prudence Mabele shocked many by her passing on the 10th of July just before celebrating her 46th birthday on the 21 July 2017.  … Continue reading

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