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5 offensive things straight people say to me just because I date women

by: Tina Redman - 12 October 2016

5 offensive things straight people say to me just because I date women

Sometimes straight people, even well-meaning ones, say the most offensive things to me without even realising it. These are the five most annoying. “So you are one of the boys” So, one day a group of guys tried to hit on my girlfriend. She rejected them by pointing my way indicating she was with me....

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Angry, black and gay: An opinion

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 12 June 2015

Angry, black and gay: An opinion

If you’re a gay man living in a township and you’ve never been called stabane, faggot, moffie or had condescending feminine gestures thrown your way, then you, my friend, had a privileged upbringing. Life is hard for young queer individuals growing up in a disenfranchised community. And it isn’t surprising. The Pew Research Center’s 2013...

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European Film Festival ticket giveaway

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 7 May 2015

European Film Festival ticket giveaway

For its second edition, the European Film Festival (EUFF) (#EuroFilmFestSA) celebrates women through the theme A Woman’s World, with a selection of films that feature female directors, strong female characters or women-related stories. This year’s EUFF features 12 internationally-acclaimed films, representing the best of European cinema and never before screened to South African audiences. The...

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SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENT HUMILIATED IN ANTI-GAY VIDEO IN RUSSIA

by: Abel Dantyi - 13 November 2013

SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENT HUMILIATED IN ANTI-GAY VIDEO IN RUSSIA

The outrage is justified, but South Africans aren’t particularly tolerant either   Last week, a video depicting the humiliation and assault of a young South African gay man made the rounds.  Watching it, I didn’t think I would experience such hell, as I saw how the Russians, assaulted the young South African teenager, at Shokhov...

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