Tag Archives: lgbti

“Brave enough”… to be WHITE???

So, after outcry and backlash Cape Town Pride has decided to change their theme/slogan for 2016 Pride: “Brave Enough”… And with this they have missed the point completely. I have previously written about the need to shut Cape Town Pride … Continue reading

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So Cape Town pride has a history… A white cis-homonormative history of ignoring what pride should be and focussing on simply a jol for white gay men; I recall having the same issue with them already 5 prides ago… I … Continue reading

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URGENT ALERT: Defend the Independence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Originally posted on CAL Advocacy Blog:
Background On 25 April 2015 the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights voted in favor of granting the Coalition of African Lesbians [CAL] Observer Status. This came after a seven year struggle by…

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[Guest] On Zizipho Pae and the intersectionality of oppression – Wanelisa Xaba

Recently, after the US Supreme Court decision extending marriage equality nationally in USA, SRC vice-president Zizipho Pae posted a status on Facebook condemning this decision as “institutionalising sin”. This has lead to widespread condemnation by LGBTI persons. Wanelisa Xaba, founder … Continue reading

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On those damn rainbows and marriage equality

My Facebook has turned rainbow. Seriously, everywhere I look people have turned their profile pictures into rainbows in celebration; even typing this post now, I am faced with a rainbow banner across the WordPress website. I have never seen so … Continue reading

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I won’t be going to Pride tomorrow

Originally posted on Another angry woman:
Content note: this post discusses homophobia, transphobia and biphobia Tomorrow sees London’s Pride parade, supposedly a celebration of how brilliant things are. Each year, it leaves a sour taste in my mouth, because things are not great.…

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Support Rainbow House in Kyrgyzstan

I rarely link through fundraising requests from indiegogo or kickstarter; however, in this case I will even urge people to donate if they can. A group of activists in Kyrgyzstan are aiming to open a “Rainbow House”, which will serve … Continue reading

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