#QueeringTheCloak: Twitter Conversation

HOLAA, HOLAAfrica, Posts, Queer, Africa, Ithongomusings, Photography, LGBTIQ, Queer Women of colour,
We had an online conversation about abuse including sexual, emotional and physical abuse. The idea was to have an array of people speaking about abuse in queer corners and essential lift the ‘cloak of silence covering it’. We invited people and organisations from around the continent to tweet about this topic, and share knowledge, experiences and insight […]
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في ظل غياب المساءلة (In the absence of accountability)

HOLAA, HOLAAfrica, Posts, Queer, Africa, Ithongomusings, Photography, LGBTIQ, Queer Women of colour,
For the English please click here. Translation by Sahrwardy لقد اعتقدت أن العلاقات التي تربطنا كانت أكثر من صداقة، ولم أفكر حقًا في الصداقات التي شكّلناها بأنها الشيء الذي جمعنا معًا، بل بصفتها نتيجة اجتماعنا معًا بسبب قيمنا، واعتقاداتنا القوية في عقيدتنا النسوية واللانمطية الجنسية الجذرية (الكويرية الراديكالية)، وعقيدتنا أن أجسادنا ملكنا، وأننا نستحق أن نشعر […]
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#QueeringTheCloak: An Explanation of The Project

Siphumeze Khundayi, Ithongo Musings, Queer, QWOC, same sex abuse, #QueeringTheCloak
There is a resounding silence around abuse within the queer community. With issues of the community being small, more ‘pressing’ socio-political issues such as the illegality of same sex practices, homophobic violence and rife discrimination in work spaces, school and other places, this issue is given little, if any, conceptual space and attention. Often it […]
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‘At least she did not hit me’

Siphumeze Khundayi, Ithongo Musings, Queer, QWOC, same sex abuse, #QueeringTheCloak
By Ekuba *Trigger Warning: physical and emotional abuse* It’s Easter Sunday and I’m not nestled into my partner’s chest or dreaming of chocolate covered Easter eggs. I am pounding the streets of Toronto in the cold, searching for any place that is open at this ungodly hour. Then my emotional-eater self enters a diner and […]
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Une Pride Africaine ?

HOLAA, IDAHOT, LGBT Africa, Lesotho
Une Pride Africaine ? en Anglais Le mois de Juin était le mois de la Pride LGBTIQ+ (aussi appelée fierté LGBT), un moment particulier pendant lequel le drapeau arc-en-ciel est brandi et les membres de la communauté LGBTIQ+ et leurs alliés paradent dans les rues pour célébrer les diversités sexuelles. Pour beaucoup, la Pride équivaut à […]
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