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Homosexuality is “unAfrican” in pre-colonial history

When I read a paper by an African researcher that insinuates that Africans learnt homosexuality from Europeans (and/or Arabs), I do not go to my happy place where only thoughts of first love and first kisses rule. Rather I think about waking up in the dead of the night to a ghostly white female figure hovering over my bed.

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Andiswa Dlamini [Interview]

Andiswa Dlamini is a spoken word poet and performance activist from Durban, presently living in Cape Town. After spending some seven years writing and performing her own poetry, Andiswa felt she needed to expand her work by becoming more creative.

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A Dangerous Visibility – In memory of Thapelo Makhutle

Jun21

On Friday, 15th June 2012  hundreds of family and friends  gathered  at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Kuruman, together to mourn the death of their son and comrade, Thapelo Makhutle. In Kuruman, where Thapelo was murdered there was a protest and a memorial service attended by about 100 people.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6piy1aBJzQ[/youtube]

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Preview: out in Africa, South Africa’s Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Running from March 23 to April 1 in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Out In Africa is a showcase of films addressing the issues that confront those who are ‘out’. It’s a nice play on a colonialist turn of phrase too.

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Cameroon: Amnesty Calls for Overhaul Laws Criminalizing Gay Relationships

Laws criminalizing consensual same-sex relationships must be repealed by the Cameroonian government, Amnesty International said as it called for the release of those currently in prison for homosexuality.

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Uganda: Amnesty Condemns Government Raid on LGBT Rights Workshop

The Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, who was accompanied by police, announced that the workshop was illegal and ordered the rights activists out of the hotel where it was being held.

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