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SA’s pioneer intersex and trans models
SA’s pioneer intersex and trans models
"God, I sound like Burt Reynolds or something. Thank God my boyfriend’s not here. I would have terrified him,” Lauren Foster says, letting out...
Myths shroud queer abuse
Myths shroud queer abuse
In the queer community the idea is that everything is fine — we are loving and sexing, and the only violence we must fear is from the...
Home affairs committee adopts Civil Union Amendment Bill
Home affairs committee adopts Civil Union Amendment Bill
The portfolio committee on home affairs in Parliament adopted the Civil Union Amendment Bill on Wednesday.
Cops can’t cope with hate crimes
Cops can’t cope with hate crimes
Tafadzwa Mahere* can recall little of the shack, except the streetlight streaming through one of its small windows. Dragged from the street at...
EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns
EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns
On Thursday, the 28-member European Union said it was reviewing its financial support to Tanzania. "The EU and its member states are concerned...
Stella Nyanzi: The formidable feminist foe Museveni has failed to silence
Stella Nyanzi: The formidable feminist foe Museveni has failed to silence
Dr Stella Nyanzi, a queer feminist writer, activist and Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute for Social Research in Uganda, has been
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.”
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...

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