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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 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: “I have never seen so many Queer people under one roof…”

by Thembisa Cordelia Mhlawuli We are all born with greatness within, of course greatness is determined by the grace of your services to others. Humanity stands to be the one greatness within, which allows one to see greatness and strive … Continue reading

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2015 Sept. 12: ‘2015, the year of breaking my silence’

by Christie van Zyl This year was my first time attending Mbokodo awards ‘Celebrating Women in the Arts’. Ang’zange nga kuzwa ukubumbana kwabantu besifazane kanje. (I have never experienced a solidarity of women so strongly before) Our mission for the … Continue reading

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2015 Sept. 2: When Faces Meet in Gothenburg, Sweden

Photo Album by Lerato Dumse & Mary Coble and Ram Ranjan What:  Muholi & Dumse’s Artist Talk Where:  Stadsbiblioteket (Gothenburg City Library), Sweden. When: @17h30 Presentation focussed on photography as a political and artistic medium in South Africa and was moderated … Continue reading

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2015 Sept. 1: Mr & Miss LGBTI Daveyton 2015

by Sicka ‘Sharon’ Mthunzi What a “turn up” as we say when an event is supported by many. People came in all shapes and sizes, from the ladies in their gorgeous dresses to the gentleman with their smart casual wear. … 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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