HOLAA Loves: Chapter 2 Section 9

A beautiful opening to a show with a narrative worth engaging with. Chapter 2 Section 9 refers to that section of South Africa’s constitution guaranteeing the right to gender equality and sexual orientation. This theatre production explores the disparity between the right to equality regarding gender and sexual orientation and the violence experienced by lesbian woman in South […]
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HOLAA Loves: Proudly Malawian (Anthology of malawian queer women’s stories)

By HOLAA ed A book full of the stories of Malawaian lesbian and gender non-conforming individuals. What could be better than that? The anthology has been described as: ‘a  ground-breaking collection brings together the life stories of eleven lesbian, bisexual and gender-nonconforming Malawians. Told in the contributors’ own words, these powerful narratives shed light on a […]
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‘Same Love Remix’- First Kenyan LGBTI video banned for being immoral

Still from video- Same Love Remix
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 […]
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HOLAA Loves: Zanele Muholi’s Somnyama Ngonyama Exhibit

We decided to get some art and culture in our lives and went to the Zanele Muholi (@MuholiZanele) Somnyama Ngonyama exhibit in Johannesburg. Her long legacy of photography continued in this exhibt she presents black and white self-portraits taken while travelling in South Africa, America and Europe, Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning ‘Hail, the Dark Lioness’) confronts the […]
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