HOLAA Loves: Pride 2013 (Cape Town)

Pride 2013 was, as ever, a beautiful scene of colours, music, dancing, marching and of course topless white men. This year’s Pride theme was Stand Up and be Counted and there were so many beautiful people (see: women) out there to celebrate pride.  It was good to see something other than the usual assless chaps […]
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Narcissistic artists?

By Mantis As the Goethe-Institut Sudafrika prepares its gallery walls for the latest collection, “Faces and Phases”, by the talented Zanele Muholi, the LGBTIQ community, especially black lesbians, fill their minds with imaginings of how their faces will be captured in the photographs in this phase of her work. Zanele describes her most recent collection […]
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HOLAA loves musicians: Meet Sanyu Hunter Nicolas

There is nothing like a cross Atlantic connection. As lovers of music and all things queer and colourful, HOLAA is always looking for something to share that’s wildly original and uncorrupted. Our journey led us to discover Sanyu Hunter Nicolas. An Afro-Queer artist based in New York City, Sanyu is out there making music, making […]
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A Queer Celebration of Women on Faya

[slideshow] This was a once in a blue moon event that featured poets, DJs, live music, photography, film and fashion! Organised by Pandora’s Box and the TNT Factory in Cape Town the night saw beautiful queer women come out and play for this special event that was termed a night for ‘handsome bois and pretty […]
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PoEtiC JustUs

[slideshow] For our first event on the 9th of August (women’s day in South Africa) we decided to celebrate women in style. What better way to celebrate the women of 56 by giving the women of 2012 a platform to express their creative voices. Visit the HOLAA Facebook Page Follow the site on twitter
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PhotoXP Community Outreach Project- LGBTI Women Doing Their Thing

[slideshow] Greatmore Studios collaborated with reknowned visual activist Zanele Muholi for an outreach project tailored for LGBTI community whose voices are rarely documented and repoted on.  With fellow photographer and facilitator Lindeka Qampi, Muholi crafted a course plan that would teach participants basic photography skills and visual story telling techniques using their homes and immediate enviroments as […]
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A beautiful night with Stacey Ann Chin

[slideshow] ‘The room is packed and nice and lots of vaginas in the room…’   ‘South Africa feeds the pen and feeds the heart and feeds the pussy’ – Stacey Ann Chin at the Waiting Room in Cape Town! ‘How many women masturbate? The rest of you are liars of fools. How the hell you […]
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