#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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Can we imagine an African Pride?

HOLAA, IDAHOT, LGBT Africa, Lesotho
By Kagure June was LGBTIQ+ Pride Month, a time when the rainbow peace flag is flown and members of the LGBTIQ+ community and their allies come out to walk the streets in celebration of the diversity of sexuality. For many people, when they think of Pride, they think of parades, parties and men in assless chaps. In […]
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