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LGBTI Rights in South Africa


ADDED ON: 05/23/2022

Gay man killed in Cape Town as Parliament considers Hate Crimes Bill

The family of a man allegedly murdered for being gay is calling for justice as Parliament continues to ponder the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, which has…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2022

Iranti helps transgender persons to amend their ID book gender markers

In South Africa no express law exists for Transgender and non-gender-conforming persons to amend their gender markers, except for Act 49. This act allows transgender persons who have begun their medical transition,…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2022

Mamelodi school agrees to LGBTI-inclusive uniform policy.

Rights group Access Chapter 2 (AC2) recently assisted a group of LGBTI+ learners who were discriminated against by a Gauteng school’s exclusionary uniform rules. The organisation was approached by an LGBTI+ pupil…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2022

Lesbian who faced having to adopt her own children wins right to be named mother.

A lesbian in South Africa will no longer have to adopt her own children to be recognised as their mother after a landmark court ruling. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2022

We need more black gay men in the public sector

Do gay men face employment discrimination in the public sector? There are many views but little to no data related to this question. Many gay men report experiencing discrimination in hiring and…

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Aspiring Community Activist Josh Stols on the South African Testosterone Shortage

Josh Stols is an aspiring community activist from Johannesburg, South Africa, working to spread the story of South Africa’s sudden shortage of depo-testosterone and the neglect of the trans community by South…

ADDED ON: 02/13/2022

Queer Africa has always been an other

Religious studies scholar David Tonghou Ngong recently made the argument on the Africa is a Country website that the roots of African homophobia might be found in African indigenous religions rather than…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2022

LGBTQI+ community calls for more action from Cyril Ramaphosa

The Iranti-organisation says it is disappointed at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s silence on issues facing the LGBTQI+ community during his State of The Nation Address (Sona). Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Thursday where…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2022

Three found guilty of gang raping gay man in landmark verdict for South Africa.

Three men have been found guilty of the gang rape of a gay man in South Africa – the first time the country has issued a guilty verdict in a male rape…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2021

Tutu’s Advocacy for LGBTQ Rights Did Not Sway Most of Africa

Desmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people as well as his fight for racial justice. But the South African archbishop's campaign against homophobia had limited…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2021

“Tutu’s advocacy for LGBTQ rights did not sway most of Africa “

Desmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people as well as his fight for racial justice. But the South African archbishop’s campaign against homophobia had limited…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2021

Desmond Tutu, South African equality activist, dies at 90

Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of the country's past racist policy of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at…

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