Photo essay: The Horror of “Corrective Rape” in South Africa

Originally posted by Slate By David Rosenberg Long before LGBTQ rights were on many countries’ radars, South Africa banned discrimination against gay people in 1996 and legalized same-sex marriage in 2005—the fifth country in the world to do so. Yet many gay men and lesbians in this patriarchal society face extreme and sometimes deadly discrimination. InContinue reading “Photo essay: The Horror of “Corrective Rape” in South Africa”

Crisis in South Africa: The shocking practice of ‘corrective rape’ – aimed at ‘curing’ lesbians

Originally posted by Independent.co.uk By Patrick Strudwick Mvuleni Fana was walking down a quiet alleyway in Springs – 30 miles east of Johannesburg – on her way home from football practice one evening when four men surrounded her and dragged her back to the football stadium. She recognised her attackers. One by one, the menContinue reading “Crisis in South Africa: The shocking practice of ‘corrective rape’ – aimed at ‘curing’ lesbians”

Small march is a big step for LGBTI in Lesotho

By: Leila Hall Originally posted on OSISA website. A small group of young Basotho are singing and chanting as they make their way down Kingsway – the main street that runs through the centre of Maseru, Lesotho’s capital city. At first glance, this is not an unusual sight. They sing familiar, well-known songs – theContinue reading “Small march is a big step for LGBTI in Lesotho”