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”

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”