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2017 July 22: LGBTI Leadership & Career Expo

Text by Yaya Mavundla    It is Saturday the 22nd of July 2017, Constitution Hill and Koketso Rathumbu hosted a group of LGBTI individuals from townships and the surroundings of Gauteng to change stereotypes of LGBTI people & careers, expose … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 1: Chubby Vogue Divas: A Critique of the Female Body

    A photographic body of work by Charmain Carrol. Chubby Vogue Divas exhibition is by a Market Photo Workshop graduate Charmain Carrol, (Photographer) which is a series of 21 photos of big black women who get to feel good … Continue reading

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2014 June 13: The first young transwoman from Daveyton to win Miss Gay Jozi 2014

Short profile by Yaya Mavundla   According to Wikipedia, a beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that mainly focuses on the physical beauty of its contestants, although such contests also incorporate personality, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges’ questions as judged criteria. The … Continue reading

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2014 May 18: Glitter, drama & perfection at Miss Gay Jozi 2014

Texts by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Smanga Shange   I usually sit front row at Fashion Week, mingle with the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry at A-list events and I found myself at Miss Gay Jozi held at … Continue reading

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2014 March 30: DRESSED IN THE JACKSON 5 ASSEMBLE, EXOTIC DANCE MOVES AND PERFORMING HIT SINGLES WITH NO SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS

  by Yaya Mavundla   I have attended a few album launches in the past and that includes Zulu Boy, LIRA, Mi Casa and Zakes Bantwini to mention a few. All these spaces have always been packed to the full … Continue reading

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2014 March 30: Bright future for Mzamo

by Yaya Mavundla “I’m proud of the image Mzamo portrayed on Big Brother, it was time for the general public to confront their misconceptions on Gay men #Salute” – Electro Pop Super Star Toya Delazy Following on from my previous article “Mzansi reacts on … Continue reading

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