Choosing Friends

By Mfalme I come from a country where being a lesbian could earn one life in prison. My girl friend and I have always been extra careful. We’ve never had the conversation about Public Displays of Affection (PDA) because for us, PDA is not an option. It’s an unwritten rule that we are not allowed […]
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16 Days of Slacktivism: Government initiatives for (not) tackling violence

By Selogadi Mampane/@RadicalFemSM During these 16 days of Activism for No Violence Against Womyn and Children[1], 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 […]
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Getting It Right: LGBT women and HIV/AIDS

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 […]
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A Look at Love

By Nicole   Love… I was introduced to it at the time of my birth. I didn’t know why it was given to us or what its purpose was. Was it supposed to bring joy or pain? Love… Three years ago I thought I could see through its lies that wanted to deceive me. I […]
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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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The Price of Love

by Ayanda If love was money how would you spend it? If love was a jewel which one would it be? If love was fashion how would you design it? If love was a gender what identity would we give it? If love was a beverage which one would quench one’s thirst? If love was […]
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