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Hate speech and LGBTI rights: perspectives from the Jon Qwelane case

South Africa has an obligation to prohibit hate speech under international law, including against LGBTI persons. But now the Constitutional Court has to decide whether the hate speech provision is constitutional

Even religious freedom has its limits

When a business decides who can or cannot buy their services or products, is this discrimination?

A mixed bag for human rights in Southern Africa in 2019

Abuses continued from Angola to Zimbabwe but there were also victories for people’s rights

Ending HIV in South Africa: Queer community by queer community

The theme for this year’s World Aids Day stressed “communities”. We need to unpack this terminology, particularly with regards to the queer community

Learning to live my truth as a gay person

I was 22 years old before I was open about my sexuality. I hope others won’t have to wait so long

An open letter of thanks to Justice Edwin Cameron

Twenty-five years on from our first democratic election, the need for role models for young queer people is felt now more than ever

Being a mensch first, Edwin-style

Above all, Justice Cameron learned and taught that you can never judge anybody by their cover

Africa needs to hear queer stories

For the past three years, Carl Collison has reported on LGBTI issues and stories for the Mail & Guardian, covering queer peoples’ lives

​Kenya high court will not repeal anti-LGBT law

The three-judge bench ruled that the laws do not in any way violate the rights of LGBT Kenyans

Queer voters can’t win

Ahead of polls, all major political parties in Malawi have said they will entrench the queerphobic landscape

Legal clinic is empowering queer communities

The centre is an offshoot of the organisation’s three-year, anti-hate crime initiative

Africans say SA’s queer ‘haven’ is hell

Nondiscriminatory laws exist in name only for those seeking refuge from Uganda and elsewhere

Queer seniors left out in the cold

There are sexual identity issues in old-age homes and many residents have been ostracised by their families

SA’s pioneer intersex and trans models

Lauren Foster and Monique Walker found themselves in a conservative but developing industry

Myths shroud queer abuse

The idea that violence is heterosexually defined silences same-sex victims

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