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Added on: 11/20/2021
The politicisation of religion in Africa is now well documented. It is a strategy used to maintain the idea that heterosexuality is the only natural and normal…

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Added on: 11/06/2021
11/5/21
A discussion on transgender and intersex policies for legal gender recognition and ending intersex genital mutilation took place on Thursday and will conclude today. The purpose of…

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Added on: 10/22/2021
10/18/2021
NEW YORK/PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, Oct 18 (Openly) – South African domestic worker Mabuyi Dlamini always dreaded the bumpy, day-long minibus journey she had to make each month…

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Added on: 10/17/2021
10/13/21
Namibian court ruled on Wednesday that the son of a gay couple, born via surrogacy in South Africa in 2019, is a Namibian citizen by descent, in…

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Added on: 10/04/2021
Three years ago the release of John Trengove’s Inxeba (The Wound) set tongues wagging in South Africa. The film, which portrays a troubled romantic relationship between two gay…

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Added on: 09/12/2021
9/12/21
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng apologised to the LGBTQIA+ community for a seminar she co-hosted on Sunday, September 4. The seminar,…

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Added on: 09/09/2021
09/07/2021
Gender diversity organisations have slammed UCT Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng for hosting a social media seminar described as “harmful and hurtful” to the LGBTIQA+ community. Titled, What does…

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Added on: 08/04/2021
8/2/21
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The first transgender contestant in South Africa’s national beauty pageant, 24-year-old Lehlogonolo Machaba hopes she will inspire greater acceptance of the LGBTQI…

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Added on: 08/04/2021
8/2/21
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola has welcomed the Jon Qwelane hate speech judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court. On Friday, the court found…

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Added on: 07/31/2021
7/30/21
In a long-fought victory for SA’s LGBT+ community, the Constitutional Court has upheld the Jon Qwelane hate speech conviction but ordered that the Equality Act be amended….

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Added on: 06/18/2021
06/17/2021
World Refugee Day is commemorated each year on 20 June to raise awareness of the plight of refugees around the world and of efforts to protect their…

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Added on: 06/13/2021
It took Dzoe Ahmad weeks of introspection and agonising over whether or not she was ready to share her story with the world. Ahmad, a young Zimbabwean…

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Added on: 06/01/2021
05/31/2021
For the past eight years, South African diplomats in Poland have signed an annual letter alongside other embassies affirming gay rights in one of the most homophobic…

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Added on: 05/24/2021
05/23/2021
A wave of brutal murders of gay men and trans women has hit South Africa. The death toll over the last three months has now reached at…

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Added on: 05/20/2021
05/18/2021
Namibia on Tuesday issued emergency travel documents to the twin daughters of a gay couple who have been battling to take them home following their birth to…

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Added on: 05/16/2021
5/15/21
MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We’re going to stick with immigration for a few more minutes. The U.S.-Mexico border has been closed to most migrants during the pandemic, including…

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Added on: 05/15/2021
5/13/21
Three months ago, Chippa Mohanoe’s fiancée was stabbed in the neck and killed in front of their neighbours in South Africa’s Sebokeng township. Every day since, Mohanoe…

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Added on: 05/02/2021
5/1/21
A report released on Thursday by several civil society organisations has found evidence that LGBT refugees are being denied asylum in South Africa despite being, “… eligible…

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Added on: 05/01/2021
The LGBTIQ+ hate crime body count continues to rise with the murder of Lucky Motshabi in Limpopo. Yet, the government offers no plan of action. On Friday,…

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Added on: 04/26/2021
The Commission For Gender Equality is promising to use its legal powers to protect the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community, following a recent…

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Added on: 04/24/2021
Several LGBTI+ and human rights organizations came together this week and released a joint press statement condemning the hate crimes that have been rocked South Africa over…

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Added on: 04/11/2021
4/10/21
As Human Rights Month ended, Sphamandla Khoza’s family learnt that he was killed in an alleged hate crime which sparked outrage, calls for justice and marches. Last…

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Added on: 03/20/2021
3/19/21
For many in South Africa’s LGBTQ community, the late King Goodwill Zwelithini will be remembered for perpetuating cultural homophobia. On Thursday, the country said its final goodbye…

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Added on: 02/17/2021
02/16/2021
A new draft policy suggests a major review of the identity management system to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in order to include various categories to…

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Added on: 01/13/2021
01/12/2020
Move to make state gender identity more inclusive in SA Article by Roberto Igual | January 12, 2021 | In HEADLINES The South African government wants to…

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Added on: 01/01/2021
The department of home affairs is considering assigning random identity numbers to South Africans, to replace the current structured, 11-digit system. Random ID numbers are more secure…

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Added on: 12/29/2020
12/27/2020
The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating a private religious school in Johannesburg for allegedly throwing out a pupil who was “accused” of being lesbian. The…

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Added on: 12/19/2020
It’s hard to pull up a chair and talk sex or fly imams over closed borders for gender training in a pandemic. But Imam Muhsin Hendricks wasn’t…

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Added on: 12/04/2020
11/30/2020
Why do people who preach love every Sunday want people put in prison for what they do in the privacy of their bedrooms? That was one of…

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Added on: 11/08/2020
11/7/2020
There is an image so astonishing in this epochal exhibition you can hardly tear your eyes away. It is a self-portrait by the great South African photographer…