SOUTH AFRICA

 

Mandela Day Celebrated in Protest by the South African LGBTI Community

 

By Melanie Nathan. July 18, 2012. At precisely noon today, South Africa sang Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela. Thousands of  school children sang in classrooms and South Africans walked out of stores onto the streets, as car radios blared, all singing in unison,  celebrating Nelson Mandela day. However this was a somber day for South […] Continue Reading →

Gay Flag of South Africa at World Pride Parade Hopes to end Homophobia

by on July 8, 2012

South Africa’s Gay Flag flies in London,  amidst the threat of revocation of equality and heightened violence precipitated by homophobia By Melanie Nathan, July 08, 2012. LONDON- More than 250000 people turned out to celebrate World Pride 2012 in London last Saturday (7 July) and marching in the crowd was The Gay Flag of South […]

Slaughtering Gays and Lesbians in South Africa is UN-African

by on July 5, 2012

A must watch moving video of South African lesbian activists calling on President Zuma to stop the slaughter By Melanie Nathan, July 05,2012. South African Traditional Leaders, under the leadership of MP Patekile Holomisa, comprised of members of Parliament and tribal chieftains, impart license to violence with their current parliamentary discussions to revoke equality and […]

South Africans to Protest Traditional Chiefs at Trial of Accused Murderer of Young Lesbian

by on June 4, 2012

Intolerance encourages violence as traditional leader chiefs try to rob LGBT South Africans of their entrenched constitutional rights –   Are the Traditional Leaders providing a license to rape lesbians? By Melanie Nathan, June 04, 2012. In September 2010 Nontsikelelo Tyatyeka a young 21 year old lesbian disappeared in Nyanga township, Cape town. Her body […]

My Speech in San Francisco for International Day Against Homophobia

by on May 18, 2012

By Melanie Nathan  May 18,2012, In many countries, around the world LGBTI people face harassment, intimidation, violence, ostracism, hate crimes, and even death, just because of their sexuality. Today at least 100 countries are commemorating International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia with meetings, praying, rallies and vigils – We are here at United Nations Plaza […]

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