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2015 June 7: My Yithi Laba experience

by Shaz ‘Sicka Star-ban’ Mthunzi On Friday, 5th of June 2015  we had our first conference called Yithi Laba, it was one of many more to come in the future which will involve Faces and Phases participants from different fields hosted by … Continue reading

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LGBTI Celebrate 20 years of Democracy with ….. Fear

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On 15/02/2014 last weekend Saturday in Khayelitsha as free gender we where ceabrating life of Zoliswa Nonkonyana.who was brutally murder in Khayelitsha. As lgbti in this 20 of democracy the involvement in codesa discussion about constitution…

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2014 Sept. 9: Song, dance and laughter followed by tears

by Lerato Dumse “Whose Streets, Our Streets!” was chanted by members of the LGBT community as they marched around the streets of Boipatong township in the Vaal on September 6. The marchers were ordered to stay clear of the pavement, … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 8: Manku and her niece buried next to each other

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Kamo Petlele The joint funeral of lesbian activist Manku Maduwane (52) and her niece Monica Maduwane (36) was held at the Kwa-Thema Civic Hall on September 7. The two women passed away on September … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 9: Eleven Triple One (11 – 111)

  My Country, South Africa, in 1976, racial segregation destroyed South Africa, and South Africans. Having to be striped of your own land. Be told that you have nothing. Why do they take if they say you have nothing? Why … Continue reading

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2014 May 2: ‘Within our chaos and contradictions…”

Text by Smanga Shange © Photos by Zanele Muholi (02 May 2014)   What: Full Moon Where:  Joburg Theatre till 11th May 2014 ‘The best part was the last act, specifically when there was a war between a man and … 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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2013 Feb. 14: A love note for you

by Maureen Velile Majola Today I take a moment to remember the very first time I laid my eyes on you,my soul met yours and we connected in a way I can never explain. It was months back when our … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 12: A dildo is not a man; it’s a fantastic toy…

by Lesego Tlhwale “Lesbians who like to use strap-on dildos, secretly sleeps with man!” This kind of statement I hear frequently in black lesbian spaces, when they talk about sex. So yesterday while we were having a meeting with a group … Continue reading

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2013 Feb.10: Yesterday after Creative Thinkers meeting

We were 11, met to discuss and share our creative works. We were all happy and left the place revived. Watch out this space and see what artivists are doing … L-R: Nqobile, Charmain, Kopano, MaZet, Baitiri, Lesego, Rene, Maureen, … Continue reading

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