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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.
    ​Queerness, desire and disability
    ​Queerness, desire and disability
    ‘People are crazy,” John Meletse laughs. “They think disabled people can’t have sex; that we have no desire for sex. But we’re the same as...
    Slice Of Life: ​Of scars, survival and feeling sexy
    Slice Of Life: ​Of scars, survival and feeling sexy
    I was in a car accident a few years ago in which my shoulder was very badly injured. After the operation, in which a metal pin was inserted, I was...
    ​Where queer and disabled intersect
    ​Where queer and disabled intersect
    Rejected by her family after coming out as gay, Patience Mufamadi-Mogashwa attempted suicide. She was diagnosed with depression.
    Slice Of Life: ​The food of life
    Slice Of Life: ​The food of life
    When I first came to Jo'burg from Venda in the 1970s, I worked as a domestic worker. I cooked and did the gardening. When the people who owned that...
    ​Queer Muslim women are making salaam with who they are
    ​Queer Muslim women are making salaam with who they are
    “The day I left for Mecca, I told myself and God that if, by the time I came back to Cape Town, I still feel this way towards women — still...
    Slice Of Life: ​To give another a life
    Slice Of Life: ​To give another a life
    I was drinking one night at my regular spot in Melville, but I was getting so bored, I decided to go to another spot across the street. When I got...
    Celebrating queer survival
    Celebrating queer survival
    Lining the walls of Johannesburg’s Goethe-Institut, large-scale black-and-white images offer an intimate, seductive and ultimately celebratory...
    'Love thy neighbour' as long as they're not queer
    'Love thy neighbour' as long as they're not queer
    Religiously sanctioned homophobia is the “greatest obstacle” to the full acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)...
    Love thy neighbour: LGBTI activists descend on Grace Bible Church
    Love thy neighbour: LGBTI activists descend on Grace Bible Church
    A lot of things happen to us as LGBTI people just ends up a news story that dies down. But I like the idea of continual engagement."
    ​Tackling a sports world that sidelines queer people
    ​Tackling a sports world that sidelines queer people
    From the stands at the Wanderers sports grounds, Ronald Esbach watches with measured nervousness as his partner, George Groenewald, tries for a...
    LGBTI activists face uphill battle in getting churches to see the light
    LGBTI activists face uphill battle in getting churches to see the light
    "The reason I left the church — not only Grace Bible Church, but the church in general — is I kept going to places where I was being...
    Slice Of Life: ​The long walk to acceptance
    Slice Of Life: ​The long walk to acceptance
    We entered into a civil union at the Department of Home Affairs in August 2015, because, like a lot of people, we didn’t really have the money for...