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2016 May 31:Reflections and interactions

Texts and photos by Lebo Mashifane It’s the end of May 2016 and I’m reflecting on the month. The 30th of May makes me 27 years and 27 days old. It’s also Zama Phakathi’s birthday. If I get to witness 2017, May … Continue reading

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2015 Oct. 18: “I reminisce about her”

by Balekane “TK” Moloi As a 27 year old woman growing up in the dusty streets of Duduza, a small township in the eastern wing of Johannesburg, just outside Mpumalanga province. I had a life some would say was an … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 24: My love story

by Tsepo Kgatlhane I’m okay, but I know I will be better with love. From what I remember, I can’t pass knowing that I have always been celebrated. I have always been best friends with the finer things in life. … Continue reading

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2014 June 10: What fashion is… Not

I said… Fashion is gendered fashion is racialized fashion is traditional fashion is cultured fashion is multilingual fashion is colored fashion is queer fashion is sexual  Fashion has a language fashion is global fashion is a state of economy fashion … Continue reading

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2014 May 17: Unforgettable IDAHO speech

by Tsepo Kgatlhane written in May 2013 The world of past centuries has not been kind to people who are different from them.  From reasons of religious background to political affiliation, it seems like it may be instinctive for humans … Continue reading

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2014 May 7: Voices of Some Black Queer Born Frees

by Maureen Velile Majola   I was born in 1990 and am considered one of  “Mandela’s grandchildren” – a generation of children born at or after the fall of apartheid.  We are also known as the ‘born frees’.  The minute … 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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