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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.
    Sex workers do it for their kids
    Sex workers do it for their kids
    “I never was the fantasy/ Of what you want or wanted me to be/ ... But don’t judge me so harsh, little girl/ So, you got a playboy...
    SA’s pioneer intersex and trans models
    SA’s pioneer intersex and trans models
    "God, I sound like Burt Reynolds or something. Thank God my boyfriend’s not here. I would have terrified him,” Lauren Foster says, letting out...
    Slice of life: They would die for Bo-Kaap
    Slice of life: They would die for Bo-Kaap
    When we got there on that morning of the protest [Tuesday] here in Bo-Kaap, what was also really encouraging was to see some of the elderly...
    Cops can’t cope with hate crimes
    Cops can’t cope with hate crimes
    Tafadzwa Mahere* can recall little of the shack, except the streetlight streaming through one of its small windows. Dragged from the street at...
    More trauma for abused schoolboys
    More trauma for abused schoolboys
    Since becoming known as one of the boys who was sexually assaulted at Parktown Boys’ High School, June Andrews’s son has not been the same.
    Happiness is ... gender-affirming surgery
    Happiness is ... gender-affirming surgery
    Thando Thengwa’s physical pain does nothing to quash her joy. “I am so, so happy. It is indescribable,” the 37-year-old says from the Nelson...
    Fear grips Tanzania’s queer people
    Fear grips Tanzania’s queer people
    For a little over a week he has had to live in hiding. Speaking to the Mail & Guardian from his two-bedroom house outside Dar es Salaam...
    Gayle, the language of laughter – and of safety
    Gayle, the language of laughter – and of safety
    Gaseroen Samuels laughs as he recalls the years of fun he had in Cape Town’s District Six with his large, all-queer posse. “Oooh jinne man,...
    Catch Jo’burg Pride before it falls
    Catch Jo’burg Pride before it falls
    There were safety concerns, says ­Nozipho Polly Poswayo. “We were so nervous. Truly, let me tell you. It was nerve-wracking.”
    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.