Tag Archives: LGBTI

2017 July 29: Pride and Loss during Amsterdam Pride 2017

  Pride and Loss Curated by Lerato Dumse, with work by Boitumelo Nkopane, Collen Mfazwe, Lebogang Mashifane, Lerato Dumse, Thembela Dick and Velisa Jara. Exhibition opening 3 August 2017 | 17-21h | Weteringschans 69, Amsterdam Press release by curator Lerato Dumse: … Continue reading

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2015 Nov. 27: Relationships don’t create happiness but reflect it

by Tinashe Wakapila Relationships are simply the mirrors of your happiness; they reflect it and help you celebrate it. Most people enter into relationships with an eye toward what they can get out of them, rather than what they can … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 30: Losing and regaining self love

My life resembles the story line of the famous English book Dr Jackal and Mr Hyde. I was born Wandile Sincwala on the 17th of July 1988. Later in my teen years I was reborn as Somizy (Somgaga) as most people … Continue reading

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2015 July 15: Doing the best for my daughter

  I am Thembisa Cordelia Mhlawuli known as Lovey. I was born in Cape Town in Somerset Hospital. My parents are Nomthandazo Patricia known as ‘Pat’ and Welile Christopher Mhlawuli. I am the last-born, my sister’s name is Carol and brother’s is Ezmond. I stayed … Continue reading

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2015 Feb.27: Announcement – Public Lecture by Zanele Muholi @ UCLAN, London

  Making Histories Visible is pleased to announce a public lecture by award-winning South African photographer Zanele Muholi on Tuesday 17th March at the University of Central Lancashire. An internationally acclaimed visual activist, Muholi co-founded the Forum for Empowerment of … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 27: “Unless something is done, people will continue to die brutally”

Report by Lerato Dumse “Consolidating and celebrating the gains of 20 years of a democratic government in partnership with the LGBTI community in Gauteng,” was the theme used by the sector parliament hosted by the Gauteng Province Legislature (GPL). Health, … Continue reading

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2014 March 21: Part 2 A retrospective on my life and work as an activist in South Africa

Johannesburg, May 17, 2013 (Part 1 describes how I first came to South Africa and became involved in lesbian and gay activism here, namely, through my role as the J-FLAG representative to the ILGA conference hosted by Johannesburg in September … Continue reading

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