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Carl Collison

Carl Collison

Carl Collison is the Other Foundation’s Rainbow Fellow at the Mail & Guardian. He has contributed to a range of local and international publications, covering social justice issues as well as art and is committed to defending and advancing the human rights of the LGBTI community in Southern Africa.
    Slice Of Life: 'I have no choice but to work hard for my son'
    Slice Of Life: 'I have no choice but to work hard for my son'
    “I don’t ever want to get married. I like to be single – I want to be independent. But I have a 12-year-old boy, Tefo. Eish, and I’m so proud...
    Pride people, 'wake the fuck up'
    Pride people, 'wake the fuck up'
    Fifteen years after the release of Simon and I, filmmaker and activist Bev Ditsie’s intimate portrayal of her friendship with fellow...
    Nigeria's lesbians to challenge Act that prohibits same-sex marriage
    Nigeria's lesbians to challenge Act that prohibits same-sex marriage
    Blackmail, excommunication, mob violence, torture and rape. These are the realities Nigeria’s lesbian and bisexual women face – and they have...
    LGBTI activists praise South Africa’s UN vote to “fight discrimination everywhere”
    LGBTI activists praise South Africa’s UN vote to “fight discrimination everywhere”
    A vote at yesterday’s sitting of a United Nations General Assembly committee to have the newly appointed UN expert to address violence based on...
    ​Lambda queers get feather in the cap but not from Mozambique government
    ​Lambda queers get feather in the cap but not from Mozambique government
    Eight years after its inception the Mozambican Association for the Defence of Sexual Minorities (Lambda) — the only organisation in the...
    Ugandan ConCourt ruling backs queer people's rights
    Ugandan ConCourt ruling backs queer people's rights
    When Uganda’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday to scrap a provision in the Equal Opportunities Commission Act it deemed unconstitutional, it...
    ​Africans fear Trump will cut health funds
    ​Africans fear Trump will cut health funds
    Funding for vital HIV-prevention programmes could be adversely affected under a Donald Trump presidency.
    There's no place like home for queer youth kicked out by their families
    There's no place like home for queer youth kicked out by their families
    She was five years old when her parents died and she went to live with her uncle. After years of verbal and physical abuse, the 22-year-old was...
    ​SA backs Africa Group’s view that LGBTI rights have no place in international law
    ​SA backs Africa Group’s view that LGBTI rights have no place in international law
    Activists have levelled heavy criticism at South Africa following its decision to support a call for the suspension of the United Nations LGBTI...
    Priests eye 'greater truths' after report
    Priests eye 'greater truths' after report
    While opposition parties revelled in the hard-fought victory with the release of Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report, a group of Catholic...
    Hate speech is not a hate crime
    Hate speech is not a hate crime
    Activists have voiced concerns over the chilling effect the inclusion of hate speech provisions in the Hate Crimes Bill could have on freedom of...
    LGBTI people in the DRC and Mozambique take to the air to foster understanding
    LGBTI people in the DRC and Mozambique take to the air to foster understanding
    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Mozambique, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people have taken to the...