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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.
    Qwelane hate speech ruling hailed as a victory by queer activists
    Qwelane hate speech ruling hailed as a victory by queer activists
    In what has been hailed as a victory for the country’s LGBTI communities, the Johannesburg High Court today delivered a ruling declaring comments...
    Africa’s queer asylum seekers in search of land of milk and honey
    Africa’s queer asylum seekers in search of land of milk and honey
    To the rapturous applause of hundreds of thousands of spectators lining the streets of Stockholm, they repeated their heady chant: “Who are we?...
    Slice Of Life: Fighting violence with self-discovery
    Slice Of Life: Fighting violence with self-discovery
    It was a complete nightmare, except it was real. I was sleeping at my grandmother’s house and woke up with four guys standing over me.
    Fighting violence with self-discovery
    Fighting violence with self-discovery
    It was a complete nightmare, except it was real. I was sleeping at my grandmother’s house and woke up with four guys standing over me.
    The sweet scent of trans success
    The sweet scent of trans success
    On a flat and uninspiring street in the tiny Eastern Cape town of Despatch, Cloe Gair’s Lari-Lu perfume shop is something of an anomaly. It’s...
    Trans people seek bias-free healthcare
    Trans people seek bias-free healthcare
    During a support group meeting for transgender women – held in a tiny, two-bedroom RDP house in the rural North West town of Schweizer-Reneke...
    ​Home affairs minister rejects call to amend discriminatory same-sex law
    ​Home affairs minister rejects call to amend discriminatory same-sex law
    Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize is accused of “hiding behind … questionable provisions of the law” in refusing to call for the...
    My hazardous journey into the complex world of chemsex
    My hazardous journey into the complex world of chemsex
    “Swallowed in the shadows that glow” — Twilight, Antony and the Johnsons
    Commission calls for new limits to halt the commercialisation of religion
    Commission calls for new limits to halt the commercialisation of religion
    When Sipho Dlamini proposed to Thandi Mokoena* earlier this year, she was overjoyed.
    Mothers pit prayer against killings
    Mothers pit prayer against killings
    A haunting choral rendition of the Lord’s Prayer floated across Soweto’s Mofolo Park last week.
    Small-small survival vs living large
    Small-small survival vs living large
    As I get into the taxi taking me from my guesthouse in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to the launch of “a premium multibrand retail store”, the...
    Tanzania steps up fight against queer rights
    Tanzania steps up fight against queer rights
    “Everyone is afraid. We’re all afraid. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Nobody knows.”