Basotho LGBTI Youth Connect With International Activists

Originally posted on The Huffington Post By Leila Hall I am sitting in a room in the State Library in Maseru, Lesotho, with about 30 other young people. We are Skyping with acclaimed South African photographer Zanele Muholi, who is jet-lagged and speaking to us from Paris. She is more than 13,000 miles away, but itContinue reading “Basotho LGBTI Youth Connect With International Activists”

Memorable quotes from ‘Global LGBTI Conversations – Out Loud!’

‘Global LGBTI Conversations – Out Loud!’ was an event held on Saturday 23 May at the State Library in Maseru. The event was organised by Matrix Support Group, with support from the U.S. Embassy in Maseru, and equipment and logistics provided by The Hub. The aim of the event was to connect young Basotho withContinue reading “Memorable quotes from ‘Global LGBTI Conversations – Out Loud!’”

Photos from Global LGBTI Conversations – Out Loud!

The Hub was proud to provide equipment and logistics for this important event. On Saturday May 23, we partnered with Matrix Support Group to connect members of the organisation and the wider public with international LGBTI activists. The event provided people living in Lesotho with a unique opportunity to gain a broader perspective on the issuesContinue reading “Photos from Global LGBTI Conversations – Out Loud!”

This is what we’re marching for

By Lineo Segoete In a culture that generally rests on compulsory heterosexuality, it is unheard of to lodge anything but persecution and degradation of feminism, homosexuality and anything that does not subscribe to traditional (read conservative) blueprints of masculinity and gender perceptions. The male is the head, tough, like thunder and the protector; he abatesContinue reading “This is what we’re marching for”

Photos from IDAHOT march in Maseru

On the 17th May each year, events are held around the globe to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. In Lesotho, a local LGBTI advocacy organisation – Matrix Support Group – organised a peaceful march for the second year in a row. Over 200 people came out to support the event. The colourfulContinue reading “Photos from IDAHOT march in Maseru”

Lesotho to celebrate IDAHOT on May 17

In the face of repression, events celebrating this year’s May 17 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) are planned for at least seven of the 82 countries where homosexuality is not legal.  As people in many other countries celebrate diversity and the right to free expression, remember how difficult it is for many LGBTI people in Continue reading “Lesotho to celebrate IDAHOT on May 17”