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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.
    Homeless trans folk out in the cold
    Homeless trans folk out in the cold
    Forced to flee her home in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, after her uncle, her only living relative, attempted to murder her, Siya Hlongwa found herself on...
    Pastors’ and healers’ prey get help
    Pastors’ and healers’ prey get help
    On Thursday last week, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities held a...
    uMam’ Winnie, a mother to all
    uMam’ Winnie, a mother to all
    In my work as an applied drama and theatre practitioner, I work with young people, especially young girls, to help them with personal growth,...
    Former exile’s dream of her own home dies with her
    Former exile’s dream of her own home dies with her
    Nkululeko Sekgoto recently started to write down his memories of his former partner, Ayanda “Christine” Bako.
    Veterans get a room to call ‘home’
    Veterans get a room to call ‘home’
    Vuyo Mabija is washing the windows of his one-roomed flat in Eaton Hall Hotel, a low-cost apartment complex in Pretoria’s central business...
    Pastors heed the homophobic call
    Pastors heed the homophobic call
    Week after week, with perfunctory precision, the electrodes would be attached to various parts of Pieter Oberholzer’s body. His temples. His...
    Homeless freedom fighters battle  for a place called ‘home’
    Homeless freedom fighters battle  for a place called ‘home’
    Every night Moses Mboweni sleeps between perfectly pruned shrubs next to a busy Pretoria intersection. “But only when it is not raining,” he...
    Slice of life: Boarding through the bullets
    Slice of life: Boarding through the bullets
    I started a longboard group for girls in Lavender Hill in March last year. We meet every Sunday, and on the one day, we were boarding when we heard...
    Man accuses the Anglican Church of ‘silencing’ sexual abuse
    Man accuses the Anglican Church of ‘silencing’ sexual abuse
    On a wintry Sunday afternoon last year, in Cape Town’s St George’s Cathedral, Gavin Hendricks* sat across from the priest who, he says, had...
    Queer – and proud to be Xhosa
    Queer – and proud to be Xhosa
    Lubabalo Mabona* remembers the night vividly.
    Trans victory opens the door
    Trans victory opens the door
    Thato Moletsi pauses for a while, mulling over my question: What ultimately led him, a transgender man, to take the Botswana government to court in...
    Outcry over Inxeba’s porn rating
    Outcry over Inxeba’s porn rating
    This week’s decision by the Film and Publications Board Appeals Tribunal to reclassify Inxeba (The Wound) with an X18 rating — one...