By Wanelisa Xaba “I worked very hard for Pasca to finish her school but it was all for nothing” says Betty Melamu (while holding her daughter’s Matric certificate) on a BBC podcast reporting on LGBTI hate crimes in South Africa. is a lesbian woman who was brutally murdered in Everton, in the Vaal region of […]
By HOLAA ed We believe in putting everything online, that is what part of this project is all about! So we asked participants to Instagram and tweet about their experiences and we as HOLAA! were there to document it when they got too distracted by the work there were doing! Here is the storify of […]
By HOLAA ed This project forms a part of a larger project making sure that African queer women document their love, their lives and their existence. This falls into the larger HOLAA! paradigm as we have conversations, spread information, archive stories on love, lust, work, family everything. This is just one part of a bigger […]
By HOLAA ed, In this short photo essay we are allowed a sneak peek into the wedding of Lunga and the person she calls ‘her butch’ Cindy. The pair are both from Mohlakeng, Gauteng South Africa and met on the 5th of November 2009. They got engaged on the 25th of December 2011, with the […]
Here are some of the online conversations that were had during the first pre-conference for the regional seminar addressing violence and discrimination against persons. For more storifies click here. [View the story “PRE-CONFERENCE TO THE AFRICA REGIONAL SEMINAR FOR ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS BASED ON…” on Storify]
By Kagure Mugo The ‘first homosexual music video’ in Kenya, depicting same sex couples and relationships was banned by the Kenya Film and Classification Board. The video Same Love Remix, an African take on the popular song Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was banned on ‘moral grounds’, an announcement which was made via the organisations twitter […]
By HOLAA ed Ever wondered if you could find a set of conversations that could make you know your partner better quickly? Well we may have found something like that. Now be warned, this test is not to show you whether you love each other or not or even if you know each other, it […]
HOLAA and the Digify Bytes team are offering digital and social media training for women within the Johannesburg area on the 26th and 27th of February. To get an official invite click here to fill in a form for the official invite and RSVP by the 23rd of February. We hope to see you there!