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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.
    ​Victory for queer kids in Limpopo equality court ruling
    ​Victory for queer kids in Limpopo equality court ruling
    The Seshego equality court has ordered the Limpopo education department to pay Nare Mphela, a transgender woman, R60 000 in compensation for...
    And the word was ... How a writer can promote hatred
    And the word was ... How a writer can promote hatred
    Freddy Mathekga holds veteran journalist Jon Qwelane in high esteem, describing him as “a prominent writer; a noble man”.
    ​Queer students battle for inclusion
    ​Queer students battle for inclusion
    The youth grabbed Dewaldt Visser by the collar, spat in his face and said: “Fok off uit hierdie huis uit. Jy behoort nie hier nie. [Fuck off out...
    ​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
    ​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
    ‘When I entered the examination room, the doctor asked me to go on the examination bed and take off my trousers … I said no, so the doctor...
    ​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film
    ​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film
    For someone who has been on the receiving end of hate speech, Nakhane Touré is looking decidedly relaxed. It could be the familiarity of the...
    Slice Of Life: No country for good men
    Slice Of Life: No country for good men
    My colleagues are from all over Africa: Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Congo, like me. One day, we were just having a conversation at work, when one...
    ​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...