*Trigger warning: Suicide substance abuse* I didn’t write this because I had nothing better to do. I didn’t write this because I want recognition. I wrote this because I’m embarking on a self-discovery journey. I want to share my experience with the hope that you learn from it. I wrote because I want to warn […]
By Nyx McLean/@NyxMcLean Can we please start to talk about domestic violence in lesbian and queer relationships? It happens within our LGBTIAQ community and we can’t be silent anymore. I can’t be silent anymore. I’m a gender and LGBTIAQ activist, and I’m a victim of domestic violence. Those words have taken me a good few […]
By Kagure Men seem to labour under the misapprehension that sex is about them. This is not a hastily made statement, there is some evidence behind it. Exhibit A: The idea that men think they’re “putting the D” to or “giving it” to someone. The rhetoric gives the impression that the rest of us […]
By Eunice Loves takes off masks That we fear we can not live without And knowing we can not live within.
This is a track we love, just like the eclectic being who sings it. Looking at all those types of love we dare not speak about but we know exist. For you with tonnes of love, HOLAA!
By Adebimbola Looking deep through the eyes of my woman I see drive, passion, power, strength, I see love, willingness to fight, fragility, secrets, and a burning desires, I see fear, push for security, hope, faith, weariness, confusion, and comfort. All this makes my woman a woman of substance, a woman with She is a […]
By Selogadi Mampane/@RadicalFemSM During these 16 days of Activism for No Violence Against Womyn and Children, I could begin this discussion by quoting statistics and acutely describing all the gruesome narratives, in which the mauled bodies of womyn, queer and trans*gender people, have been left for dead. These stories are not unfamiliar, we know them […]
By Lydia Last week I found my seven year old cousin in the nude, legs wide open in a sitting position and hands prying into her vagina as if searching for something there. I wanted to ask her mother if maybe her new boyfriend may have dropped a penny there. May have, lost his keys […]
By Tatenda Muranda Post-colonial Africa has become an exciting space for LGBT activism because of the vast possibilities for change. Within the African regional human rights system there is no explicit recognition of the right to non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but this has not stopped African LGBT movements from making headway in […]
By Nyx McLean/@NyxMcLean As the LGBTIAQ community, we generally treat Pride as an annual celebratory event of our identities, and while now it is synonymous with scantily clad boys and gals and queens on floats, it was begun as a political endeavour to make our community and our struggle visible to society. The scantily clad […]