LGBTQI+

Celebrating Pride; Why Our Black Gay Lives Matter

Not too long ago, a friend of mine celebrated 3 years of marriage to his husband. There were cute pictures and well wishes sent to the happy couple over social media. The Ellen Show is currently on its 17th season and I just got a new match on my Tinder profile. The significance of these...
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The Importance of Pride Month

I remember the first time I heard the word gay. It was on the fourth day of grade RR. This memory is so vivid because it is attached to my first encounter with marmite. Thursdays in Smiley Kids’ kitchen were characterised by heaps of white bread greased in the gunk. We hated the stuff however...
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A People Not Humanised

A few months before the controversial movie “Inxeba” came out, a black gay man on twitter decided to share his experience of being sexually harassed at initiation school, he went on to mention that he feared that one of his mates there had been raped, he spoke of staying a month there with the fear...
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Dear White (gay) People

It’s sad to see the comfort and expectation with which people speak about their problematic views when they identify with the person they are talking to. It is even sadder when they have had a taste of what it is like to be on the wrong side of prejudice themselves. Just because you are a...
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It’s not only the heterosexuals: Discrimination in the LGBTQIA+ community

In 2006, South Africa became the first African country to recognise same-sex marriages through the landmark passing of the Civil Union Act. For many South Africans, this represented major progress in LGBTQIA+activism which was spearheaded including Beverley Ditsie, Justice Edwin Cameron and the late Simon Nkoli. Moreover, this bill was intended to afford queer[1]couples full...
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