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Ways to be a super queer ally
Ways to be a super queer ally
Allyship has been defined by the Canadian PeerNetBC as “an active, consistent and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a...
Queer rights battle is a fight for the right to religious belief
Queer rights battle is a fight for the right to religious belief
A Goliathan battle is under way inside the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) to shape the ethics and values on which it imagines its future, and the...
No home for bisexual black men
No home for bisexual black men
Our solidarity is often built on trauma. And as we attempt to extend brotherhood and love in the quest to create new and safer homes, it is...
Gigaba rights queer affairs
Gigaba rights queer affairs
Officials at the department of home affairs will soon undergo sensitisation training in a bid to end the discrimination faced by queer asylum...
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...
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 to...
Trans victory opens the door
Trans victory opens the door
Thato Moletsi pauses for a while, mulling over my question: What ultimately led him, a transgender man, to take the Botswana government to court in a...
Football fans come out as gay-friendly
Football fans come out as gay-friendly
More than three-quarters of football fans across the globe would have no problem if a player in their national team came out as gay or bisexual, a...
‘Ambassadors’ for trans surgery rally for better services
‘Ambassadors’ for trans surgery rally for better services
It has been 12 years since Thando Thengwa started the physical process of aligning her body to her gender — 12 years “of always knocking on...
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 at as gay on national television....
After sharing stories on radio about LGBTI people I saw a big change in my community
After sharing stories on radio about LGBTI people I saw a big change in my community
“I’m a member of the organisation, FreeGender, here in Khayelitsha in Cape Town. I did the organisation’s media communications.
Mozambique's enduring discrimination leaves gay men untreated for HIV
Mozambique's enduring discrimination leaves gay men untreated for HIV
In June, Mozambique dropped a colonial-era law criminalising homosexual activities. The change passed relatively quietly in the southern African...

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