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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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2016 Aug. 9: Look back and go forward

by Mbali Zulu Look back and go forward. Looking at the picture of the group I am forced to look back and go forward. What is it that I am looking back at? What is it that I am going … Continue reading

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2016 July 16: Nelson Mandela Day – Some Musings…

by Zuko Zikalala Nelson Mandela Day has arrived, an annual day to commemorate the life and legacy of Madiba. As I write this, Doc Shebeleza’s kwaito music hit “Ebumnandini”, is still ringing in my head, not only because it is … Continue reading

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2016 June 26: All black everything at the Black Queer Social JOZI

Text by Rene Mathibe Photos by Ndileka Lujabe & Xolile Magubane Black Queers in Johannesburg were excited to hear that Queers on Smash was organizing a Black Queer social to be held at King Kong in Troyeville, Johannesburg on June 25th … Continue reading

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2016 June 4: Muholi honored with Courage and Creativity award

by Lerato Dumse Zanele Muholi is the latest honoree for the 2016 Courage and Creativity award. Africa’s Out, an initiative by Wangechi Mutu conferred the award to this talented photographer and activist. The exciting ceremony was hosted at Pioneer Works, New York City (NYC) on June … Continue reading

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2016 April 18: “The fashionista in Me”

by Leptie Phume About 3 years ago I got the opportunity to be featured in Faces and Phases, a series by Zanele Muholi. Back then I had little knowledge of who she was and I didn’t understand the series at … Continue reading

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2016 April 27: Re/Uniting with Faces and Phases participants on Freedom Day

by Fiona-Donna Young I have known about Faces and Phases since I was 16 years old and started reading Inkanyiso when I was 17 years old after countless google search attempts trying to see how best I would stay in … Continue reading

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