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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.
    The ‘big three’ vie for queer voters in their election manifestos
    The ‘big three’ vie for queer voters in their election manifestos
    As it has been doing every Monday in the run-up to the upcoming general elections, the Economic Freedom Fighters this week introduced its Facebook...
    Court to clarify NG Kerk queer ruling
    Court to clarify NG Kerk queer ruling
    A group of religious bodies, the Alliance Defending the Autonomy of Churches in South Africa (Adacsa), has applied to the high court in Pretoria...
    Fighting the ‘whiteness’ of hope
    Fighting the ‘whiteness’ of hope
    Relaying stories of her upbringing, Mel is full of funny little anecdotes. Flitting between uproarious laughter and mischievous giggles, she...
    The Muslims who will not choose between their god and being gay
    The Muslims who will not choose between their god and being gay
    Bearded and dressed in a thawb and kufiah, Mogamat Benjamin is, in appearance at least, much like any other Muslim man. His eye-catching walking...
    Legal clinic is empowering queer communities
    Legal clinic is empowering queer communities
    It has been a little over a month that OUT Wellbeing’s LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) legal clinic has been open, but...
    Be your queer black self in Brazil
    Be your queer black self in Brazil
    It was something of a political act, having braids put in his hair. After years of “people trying to put me in a white space because of my light...
    São Paulo’s only ‘faggot house’ survives Bolsonaro
    São Paulo’s only ‘faggot house’ survives Bolsonaro
    She introduces herself simply as Daniela as she stands outside the tiny shop on a busy central São Paulo street filled from floor to ceiling with...
    Hormone drug shortage forces desperate solutions
    Hormone drug shortage forces desperate solutions
    It was a phone call to “something mundane, like a bank or something” that Germaine de Larch says he will never forget. During the conversation,...
    High Court rules church’s anti-queer policy unlawful
    High Court rules church’s anti-queer policy unlawful
    The Pretoria high court on Friday morning overturned a decision by the Dutch Reformed Church forcing queer clergy to be celibate and barring the...
    Rapists back at school with victims
    Rapists back at school with victims
    Like most girls, Micheline Abrahams* goes to school every day. Unlike most girls, Micheline attends school with three of the boys accused of raping...
    Queens of the night answer their calling
    Queens of the night answer their calling
    The oiled-up Tyler William strutting the stage of Athlone’s iconic Joseph Stone Auditorium in neon green and bright blue swimwear is whiplash-inducingly different from the person I interviewed less than an hour earlier....
    'Justice denied' as Kenya high court postpones ruling on same-sex relations
    'Justice denied' as Kenya high court postpones ruling on same-sex relations
    The postponement on Friday of the much-anticipated ruling by the Kenyan high court — on whether or not consensual same-sex...