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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’ll make my mom proud by becoming a director of photography
    ​Slice of Life: I’ll make my mom proud by becoming a director of photography
    I was working as a lighting assistant on a TV series called Ngempela, which was screened on SABC every Sunday. My friend hooked me up with...
    'Kill the gays' pastor Steven Anderson faces backlash from LGBTI activists
    'Kill the gays' pastor Steven Anderson faces backlash from LGBTI activists
    LGBTI (lesbian, bay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex) and human rights activists have vowed to continue putting pressure on “kill the gays”...
    On ten years of 'Faces and Phases': 'We are making history here'
    On ten years of 'Faces and Phases': 'We are making history here'
    An air of ordered chaos follows Zanele Muholi’s entrance into Juta Street’s Stevenson Gallery. Although unassuming and dressed in loose-fitting...
    Soweto Pride organisers upset over 'coerced postponement' of this year’s event
    Soweto Pride organisers upset over 'coerced postponement' of this year’s event
    Organisers of the annual Soweto Pride event have postponed this year’s event, following what they are calling “coerced postponement by the...
    LGBTI Africans speak out, despite ongoing repression
    LGBTI Africans speak out, despite ongoing repression
    The recent reintroduction in Nigeria of the War Against Indiscipline (WAI), a 1980s programme that prohibits homosexuality, has done little to hinder...
    Botswana government deports 'pastor of hate' Steven Anderson
    Botswana government deports 'pastor of hate' Steven Anderson
    "Kill the gays" pastor Steven Anderson has been deported from Botswana, the country’s government announced on its Twitter account today.
    Slice of Life: Driving history home
    Slice of Life: Driving history home
    Before I started my own transport business, I worked for this guy who had me drive these journalists around. Journalists from the BBC, Al Jazeera,...
    Uncivil reception at Home Affairs office for women wanting a civil union
    Uncivil reception at Home Affairs office for women wanting a civil union
    “Why would two women want to get married when there are so many men around?” This was the question a home affairs official at the Mamelodi office...
    Less than a third of home affairs officials are willing to marry same-sex couples
    Less than a third of home affairs officials are willing to marry same-sex couples
    As many South Africans celebrated the home affairs department’s decision to bar anti-gay American pastor Steven Anderson from entering the...
    Botswana LGBTI activists push to keep 'kill the gays' pastor out of their country
    Botswana LGBTI activists push to keep 'kill the gays' pastor out of their country
    While South Africans celebrate Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba’s...
    'Pastor of hate' not welcome in SA, says home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba
    'Pastor of hate' not welcome in SA, says home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba
    "Kill the gays" pastor Steven Anderson and his church have been prohibited from entering South Africa, home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba...
    Home affairs officials' homophobic 'government-sanctioned discrimination' revealed
    Home affairs officials' homophobic 'government-sanctioned discrimination' revealed
    The fact that only 28% of home affairs officials are willing to marry same-sex couples has been met with “shock and disappointment” by LGBTI...