HIV and ME: African LGBTI Women speak on HIV/Aids – Pt II

A moment ago we put out a call to start a conversation about how Afro-Queer Women understand, experience and deal with HIV/Aids.  Below are the second round of thoughts from African LGBTQI women. All responses were submitted anonymously through the HOLAA HIV/Aids submission form. We hope that by reading some of these responses you too will be encouraged […]
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Ouvre-moi, fais-toi plaisir, mais protège-toi ! [Unwrap me, indulge, but cover your tools!]

Voilà ce que les femmes disent pour la plupart une fois qu’elles ont appris les mythes et les faits du sexe entre lesbiennes (entre femmes). Mais c’est à travers la dure réalité que les femmes découvrent tout cela en majorité, quand elles attrapent des MST ou le VIH et le SIDA. Assez bizarrement, beaucoup pensent […]
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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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The (Wo)menstrual Cycle

By Mantis I was born female. At 3.46kg I was said to be normal and able to live my life to the fullest. My life was predicted to end after at least 85 glorious years on this earthly plane by the nurse. Simple mathematics was applied to a life said to be normal. My life […]
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Who in the queer is Lungile

By Lara Gemini Poet “I am the Gemini, I speak melodies IN TONGUES! I am the commander of light, the orchestrator of rhymes! I make…..music.” I am in my mid 20s, not old but vintage and crispy. I’ve been a poet from as long as I could speak sense. I am also a writer and performing […]
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I’m That Girl

By Metaphorical Pearl I’m that chick with the slow smile riding the shopping cart down the supermarket aisle, tipping things on the floor and leaving them in a pile. I’m that chick with her locks hanging loose whose friends can’t introduce to new people without first making some kind of excuse because they say I’m […]
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In My Own

By Qat  They say ‘She is’ Argue ‘Naaah, I think’ She asks ‘Who you be?’ You shrug and stare, As you wait for me to mumble In this secret silence Nothing you can bear! You don’t know me I define ‘me’ best Acting in the light Creating in the dark A passionate lover all year […]
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