Execute isitabane

By Gabisile Mthembu The life of a butch woman is full of hate, Her life executed in a blink of eye, Sent into a shadow of sorrow, Humanity no longer exists. Heartless women celebrate the death of another woman “azifevelelezitabane ” No mercy. I fear the cold hearts of homophobic women. Celebrating the struggles of […]
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Life of a Transgender Sex worker

By Anon At over six-foot tall, with heels, and a body to rival any Hollywood starlet, Leigh cuts an impressive figure. Her jet-black hair and thick eyeliner give her an almost brooding and feline quality. She looks directly at you with a friendly smile and moves with finesse.  Leigh is a trans* woman, meaning she was […]
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Hidden Love

By Priscilla   My name is Priscilla. I grew up in a small town called Elliotdale. In Elliotdale people lived off farming and the cultivation of livestock. Everybody had their own way of making sure that they got the best mielies, pumpkins, peas, onions and other vegetables. The people there would prepare samp (isingqusho) and […]
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Pre – Colonial Igboland: On Woman to Woman Marriage

By Cosmic Yoruba Nwando Achebe writes that “woman-to-woman marriage in Africa has absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality” (emphasis, hers)…and I actually agree with this…kind of. While I strongly believe in pre-colonial lesbian secret societies littered across the African continent, at the risk of falling into the trap of Eurocentric and Western (mis)understanding of African social institutions, it […]
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RIDDLE: LBGTQI (S)?

By Tatenda  Not Lesbian: I’m attracted to and desire women, but not exclusively. Not Heterosexual: I date men, but not exclusively. Not Bisexual: I don’t subscribe to the gender binary. Not Pansexual: I can’t say that I am something that I do not fully understand or practise. ——————— Me: So what am I? Bigot: A slut! Me: Queer isn’t it?
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