Anonymous Love

by Nthabiseng Intsomi yothando lam My once upon a time story My story with no happily ever after the story that ends with tears and once believed to have gotten over fears I cried the pain away I converted the frowns to smiles or so I believed so I imagined and lived
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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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Nyumbani

By Neema The moonlight was just right against the ocean, My baby was right next to me. We breathed at the same pace, in unison and understanding. No words needed to be spoken.  As our hands intertwined our minds became one… The heavens smiled, the stars danced. The Gods knew, they whispered in my ear; “Child […]
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Resistance

By Blacqueer I keep thinking of ways to give back. To pause, look around me and find moments to say “thank you”. However I keep finding that (because the struggle is so real and so constant and so isolating and so communal) I always have an excuse not to pause and I never have the […]
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Turquoise Effect

By Katleho She lay sprawled across their bed; her smooth shaven legs competing with the silk sheets as the dim light hit them both at a favourable angle. She’d already positioned her hand in the corner where most of the silk had gathered and premeditated how she was going to strangle that bundle to try […]
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Africa: Are we really just Super Gay?

By Kagure Mugo ‘Homosexuality is wrong because society is in uproar about it.’ That was the reason given. I took issue with this for two reasons. Number one.  Slavery, colonialism, racism, capital punishment, war, nuclear bombs, degradation of the environment, capitalism. Humanity does not have a good track record of deciphering right and wrong. Number […]
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Memorandum in Memoriam

A short film that was made in the memory of David Kato, a Ugandan LGBTI activist who was murdered two years ago. Film sinopsis (from Vimeo): “In October 14th 2009, the new Anti Homosexuality Bill is proposed at the Uganda Parliament aiming to further criminalize same-sex relationships, an offence already punishable under the existing Colonial […]
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