South Africa

LGBTI Rights in South Africa


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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ADDED ON: 12/21/2021

South Africa: LGBTQ+ activist seeks more inclusion in churches

South Africa's constitution is considered progressive. This, has manifested in religion. More churches are creating a dedicated ministry for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Queer and Intersex community. In regions like…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2021

Transgender and intersex rights are human rights

As South Africa marked International Human Rights Day on 10 December, activists called on the government to escalate efforts to promote legal gender recognition and end intersex genital mutilation. “As long as…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

South Africa: Broken Promises to Aid Gender-Based Violence Survivors

(Johannesburg) The South African government has taken important steps but did not provide adequate funding for shelters and other services for gender-based violence survivors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many survivors have been made…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2021

LGBT migrants in South Africa: religion can be a blessing, and a curse

The politicisation of religion in Africa is now well documented. It is a strategy used to maintain the idea that heterosexuality is the only natural and normal expression of human desire. What…

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ADDED ON: 11/06/2021

Discussion under way on how to improve transgender recognition and intersex policies in SA

A discussion on transgender and intersex policies for legal gender recognition and ending intersex genital mutilation took place on Thursday and will conclude today. The purpose of the dialogue is to shift…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2021

NGOs scramble to dampen COVID-19’s impact on people living with HIV

NEW YORK/PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, Oct 18 (Openly) - South African domestic worker Mabuyi Dlamini always dreaded the bumpy, day-long minibus journey she had to make each month to pick up her HIV…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2021

Gay couple hail ‘big win’ in battle over children’s Namibian citizenship

Namibian court ruled on Wednesday that the son of a gay couple, born via surrogacy in South Africa in 2019, is a Namibian citizen by descent, in a decision hailed as "big…

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