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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.
    Vegans, pet lovers, ‘invade’ white spaces
    Vegans, pet lovers, ‘invade’ white spaces
    Kenesias Dambakurima used to stage one-man protests along Cape Town’s freeways, holding up his “Save the Rhino” placard. He did this because,...
    Yes, women can be sexual predators
    Yes, women can be sexual predators
    He’d been in the bathtub at the time, he remembers. She had walked in and made an inappropriate comment “about my private parts”, he says. “I...
    ‘Heretic’ pastor is suspended
    ‘Heretic’ pastor is suspended
    A pastor who is a vocal queer rights supporter has been accused of heresy and suspended from the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
    Slice of Life: Determination is my language
    Slice of Life: Determination is my language
    Our education system in Mozambique only allows us to learn basic English. So when I started working at my current job, I found myself in very...
    Border kids search for a better life
    Border kids search for a better life
    The eight teenagers walking towards the bright-green house, called Casa da Acolhida, look like any other group of young people. 
    New show is Kewpie’s encore
    New show is Kewpie’s encore
    The day after the opening of the exhibition, Kewpie: Daughter of District Six, Ursula Hansby, Kewpie’s only surviving sibling, says she...
    Slice of Life: Red lipstick was the key
    Slice of Life: Red lipstick was the key
    At school, I liked using pink for writing and stuff. 
    Gigaba rights queer affairs
    Gigaba rights queer affairs
    Officials at the department of home affairs will soon undergo sensitisation training in a bid to end the discrimination faced by queer asylum...
    Slice of life: I’m a  ‘neguinho’  who is really good
    Slice of life: I’m a  ‘neguinho’  who is really good
    I was six years old when I first started dancing. But some people in my extended family said that, if I do ballet, I am going to turn gay or end up...
    Court gives hope to Africa’s queers
    Court gives hope to Africa’s queers
    Hailed as a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India’s recent decriminalisation of same-sex relations is being seen by African queer rights...
    Equality Index shines light on queer inclusion in the workplace
    Equality Index shines light on queer inclusion in the workplace
    Lisa Venter’s job is becoming an increasing source of frustration and anger. In the small, rural Western Cape town where she lives, Venter, who...
    ​Desire for love mingles with fear
    ​Desire for love mingles with fear
    She was my dream… She smoked Silk Cuts, she didn’t mind Marlboros, but we both had a fondness for Old Port cigars… We...