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Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Homophobia in Africa

“…. In the last six months we have seen the expression of homophobia with the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill; the arrest of gay Malawian couple, Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, for getting married;  most recently the appointment of homophobic journalist,  Jon Qwelane as South Africa’s ambassador to Uganda,” writes Black Looks. How to make sense of

Friday, November 6th, 2009

VIDEO / THE ‘CORRECTIVE RAPE’ OF LESBIANS

The (British) Channel 4 news report (video above) on “corrective rape” of lesbians by men in South Africa (among the victims was the former captain of South Africa’s women’s football team, Eudy Simelane) has won...

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

AFRICA, AIDS AND HOMOPHOBIA

Edwin Cameron, the first openly gay judge on South Africa’s Constitutional Court (the equivalent of the US Supreme Court; try that on the US court) is in New York City next week to receive a prize (The...

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

“Is there another word you can use instead of lesbian?’

That’s South African Judge, Ratha Mokgoathleng, unable to contain his homophobia, speaking earlier to the prosecutor in the case of the murderers of Eudy Simelane, a lesbian woman brutally raped and murdered in a township outside Johannesburg....

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

LESBIAN JUSTICE

University of Cape Town law professor Pierre de Vos on his blog, Constitutionally Speaking: Zoliswa Nkonyana was raped and murdered by a group of young men on 4 February 2006 in Khayelitsha [on the outskirts of Cape...

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