ADDED ON: 06/08/2022

Hundreds attend southern Africa LGBTQ development conference.

06/07/2022 | Washington Blade

A number of LGBTQ rights groups from across southern Africa participated in a recent conference in Cape Town, South Africa, that focused on how to advance equality in the region against the backdrop of the pandemic. More than 300 people participated in the conference, titled Kopano, which means “gathering” in Sesotho, the Other Foundation, an NGO that advances equality and freedom in Southern Africa, organized. The themes were rollbacks, resilience, reinvention, reinventing relationships and renewal of connections. Many of those in attendance acknowledged the harsh realities facing community members that include gender-based violence and other barriers to making a living.

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