LGBTI

 
Court ruling a victory for married transgender people
Court ruling a victory for married transgender people
A recent judgment ensures that transgender people who transitioned after they got married don’t have to get divorced to have their gender...
Queer rights activists make their presence known in Parliament
Queer rights activists make their presence known in Parliament
With copies of the 2016 Hate Crimes Report in hand, Lerato Phalakatshela walked the corridors of Parliament, going door-to-politician’s-door,...
Searching for new queer terms
Searching for new queer terms
Matula (taboo). Matudzi (bad omen). If you are a queer person in Venda, this is what you are called.
Mass arrests of Nigerian ‘gay’ men
Mass arrests of Nigerian ‘gay’ men
For Yusuf Abbasi, being deprived of food was not the worst part of being locked up for almost three days. “They wouldn’t allow us to do our...
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...
Reimagining the lens of land
Reimagining the lens of land
The question of land is no longer left to politicians. Very recently, “the land” has become the property of the public, at least in terms of...
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?...
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...

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