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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.
    Good news for Africa’s queers
    Good news for Africa’s queers
    An eight-part podcast series looking into the experiences of “queer Africans living, loving, thriving and surviving on the continent and in the...
    Slice of life: Yin and yang of life and death
    Slice of life: Yin and yang of life and death
    My daughter Yin and I were on our way to the recording studio recently, where she is doing backing vocals for one of my tracks. We pulled up...
    Happiness is restored manhood
    Happiness is restored manhood
    Eight years of “a lot, a lot of pains” behind him, Nelson Gentsana is happy. “I can pee like any other man now,” the 23-year-old said.
    A queer quandary: What to call kin
    A queer quandary: What to call kin
    Moddy, Maddy, Mimi, Momo, Mumdad, Nibi or even the Japanese word for parent, Oya, were some of the gender-neutral options Thandi* and Lerato* had...
    Theology students back queer rights
    Theology students back queer rights
    The Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) is being taken to court after it went back on its decision to allow same-sex unions.
    Same-sex couples vs home affairs
    Same-sex couples vs home affairs
    For the first time in months a young couple can breathe a bit more freely.
    The bruised silence of queer women
    The bruised silence of queer women
    “What drives it? Self-hatred. Baggage. And fragile masculinities within and around us. What sustains it? Fear. Being afraid to be alone and the...
    Sex positivity takes on patriarchy
    Sex positivity takes on patriarchy
    It was, in part, growing up in a village in Limpopo that saw Theto Mahlakoana eschew the traditional ways in which women are expected to express...
    Rights commission, anti-queer Christian author enter into settlement agreement
    Rights commission, anti-queer Christian author enter into settlement agreement
    A settlement agreement has been signed between the South African Human Rights Council (SAHRC) and author, Gretha Wiid. The agreement, which was...
    Cast out, then duped anew
    Cast out, then duped anew
    About midway through the documentary Uitgesmyt, a news clip — no longer than 45 seconds — shows how, in 1996, to the sounds of...
    Slice of Life: 'We’re told to be cold'
    Slice of Life: 'We’re told to be cold'
    I was working on a story on male corrective rape and, during that time, I had this recurring dream. In the dream I was in a taxi by myself. I’d...
    “We want our land back”: Northern Cape joins increasing land chorus
    “We want our land back”: Northern Cape joins increasing land chorus
    Emotions ran high at Northern Cape’s final public hearing into land expropriation without compensation, with the overwhelming majority of oral...