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 […]
By PamStar The past couple of months I blogged about almost seven murders of LGBTI people, and again I find myself writing about yet another murder of a young lesbian woman in Cape Town. On the morning of the 10 th November 2012 I received a call from Ndumie Funda the founder and Director of Lulekisizwe, a […]
By Abimbola This is a remembrance of an ill-fated night; a night of humiliation at the cold hands of law enforcement agents, a night never to be relived, a night of fear and abuse. My girlfriend and I had an argument a week before that night. She had called me up earlier and insisted we […]
By Siya Mcuta The sound of a guitar shook me so deeply that I felt myself tremble. As I allowed the music to take over and filter through my body I felt scared. Like it was happening all over again… I became a victim ,again. When the chords filled my ears they took me back, […]
By RobotMonkeyA++ Childhood Even as a young child, Grace was attracted to boys, and by the time puberty hit, they were on her mind all the time. She would secretly spy on her brother and his friends while they were swimming, experiencing a longing she just couldn’t quite understand. But by then, she already knew […]
By Kagure ‘A dude can do more than she can. A dude can give you head plus the real thing a female can give you head and a dildo only you see that’s a limitation. don’t you think the other team does not offer much as our team. We don’t want to lose a beautiful […]
By Kagure Dear Family, This is one of those letters. Where you don’t know where to start because you’re scared that to start this will spell the end of something else. Normalcy for one. The way you view me for another.
By Yolanda S. I am a lover and not a fighter. I love love and enjoy being in love. I believe in the true elements and fundamentals of love and respect the fact that one should not “admit impediments as love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover […]
By Siphu Patriarchal norms permeate all aspects of our lives. You walk out of your door and are reminded that you are not a man. Regardless of what you are wearing you will be accosted by the male gaze stripping you bare with their eyes. “Ekse baby, come here come”…if you are liked. The unfortunate […]
By Kagure I witnessed fear. Not the heart pounding gut wrenching, ‘the serial killer is inside the house’ type fear but something far deeper.