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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.
    Transgender ad breaks through
    Transgender ad breaks through
    ‘This is not an ad; this is appreciation,” says Stefanie Jason, editor-in-chief of the website Between 10 and 5.
    Global indifference to LGBTI crackdown
    Global indifference to LGBTI crackdown
    "Hysteria and panic” are sweeping through Egypt’s queer communities since the government’s arrests of those suspected of being lesbian, gay,...
    Struggle’s fighters are still bleeding
    Struggle’s fighters are still bleeding
    As with so many freedom fighters who returned to South Africa after years in exile, Ayanda “Christine” Bako was not prepared for the hard times...
    Slice of life: The land is ours – let’s work it
    Slice of life: The land is ours – let’s work it
    I have a farm, which I started about a year ago. It’s not much land — about three acres, but it’s something. When the whole #BlackMonday...
    Tanzania arrests a sign of ‘autocracy’
    Tanzania arrests a sign of ‘autocracy’
    A week after their South African and Ugandan colleagues were deported from the country — after being arrested for “the promotion of...
    SA human rights lawyers arrested in Tanzania get bail, but still no charges
    SA human rights lawyers arrested in Tanzania get bail, but still no charges
    More than a week after their arrest in Tanzania for “the promotion of homosexuality”, human rights lawyers have finally been granted bail...
    Women freedom fighters tell of sexual abuse in camps
    Women freedom fighters tell of sexual abuse in camps
    Female soldiers who experienced sexual assault – or its constant threat – still struggle against the myth of the untouchable men they...
    SA lawyers arrested in Tanzania for 'promoting homosexuality' get bail
    SA lawyers arrested in Tanzania for 'promoting homosexuality' get bail
    More than a week after their arrest in Tanzania for “the promotion of homosexuality”, a group of 13 human rights lawyers have finally been...
    Slice of Life: Learning from a place of failure
    Slice of Life: Learning from a place of failure
    I had a falling-out with my previous record company, so for about four or five years I was kind of absent from the music industry.
    UPDATE: SA lawyers arrested in Tanzania for 'promoting homosexuality' get bail
    UPDATE: SA lawyers arrested in Tanzania for 'promoting homosexuality' get bail
    Two South African human rights lawyers and 11 others arrested in Tanzania last week have reportedly received bail. This story will be updated...
    Are Southern Africa’s human rights commissions equipped to protect queer rights?
    Are Southern Africa’s human rights commissions equipped to protect queer rights?
    Eric Sambisa’s gamble did not pay off. In December 2015, the Malawian became the first person to openly come out as gay on national television....