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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...
‘Kanarie’: Coming out in a silenced era
‘Kanarie’: Coming out in a silenced era
Johan Niemand (Schalk Bezuidenhout) is a clumsily tall pupil in matric with Bambi eyes and a likeable quirk that he expresses through music. Two...
Tanzania government denounces governor's anti-gay witch-hunt
Tanzania government denounces governor's anti-gay witch-hunt
Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing...
#GBVSummit: ‘We have not budgeted for failure’ — Shabangu
#GBVSummit: ‘We have not budgeted for failure’ — Shabangu
The declaration finalised during the two-day national summit against gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide has been adopted, but not yet signed....
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.”
Letters to the editor: October 26 to November 1
Letters to the editor: October 26 to November 1
I have read the Mail & Guardian usually with interest and appreciation but in the past year I have realised that your newspaper has a...
Transgender healthcare: What to know before you hit the waiting room
Transgender healthcare: What to know before you hit the waiting room
Navigating the road to gender-affirming care can be rough, confusing and complicated to say the least. Many medical aids don't cover the hormone...
Becoming: Why most medical aids don't pay for transgender care
Becoming: Why most medical aids don't pay for transgender care
It's 4am and Cammi Morris, 47, is stretched out on a floral Chinese rug. She prefers this to a yoga mat when she does yoga or Pilates because it...
‘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.
Daily moments of loneliness
Daily moments of loneliness
It’s a Saturday morning. Just after 4am, possibly headed for 5am. I’m not sure. My walk is unsteady. I’m hungry. I’m dizzy and heavy from...
Minister condemns plans for first LGBTI centre as ‘criminal act’
Minister condemns plans for first LGBTI centre as ‘criminal act’
Activists trying to open Uganda’s first centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people have been told their plans for a safe...
Slice of Life: Red lipstick was the key
Slice of Life: Red lipstick was the key
At school, I liked using pink for writing and stuff. 

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