Steve Hofmeyr Reports from His Queer Closet in Namibia

So Steve Hofmeyr is a famous something in Southern Africa, perhaps even Namibia. Although I am from South Africa I had never heard of him until he came out recently with some statement that perhaps the PLUS sign at the end of the LGBTQI+ acronym includes “bestiality.” I think he may be an actor or … More Steve Hofmeyr Reports from His Queer Closet in Namibia

Namibian Appeal Sends Gay Man’s Case Back to Immigration Officials to Reconsider

By Melanie Nathan, March 07, 2022. Namibian immigration officials must reconsider their decision to deny residency to the Mexican partner of a gay Namibian man, the Supreme Court ruled today. Same-sex marriages are not recognized in Namibia, but the courts have gradually extended some protections to gay couples married in other countries. Guillermo Delgado had … More Namibian Appeal Sends Gay Man’s Case Back to Immigration Officials to Reconsider

Namibian Court Rules Against Same-Sex Couples – Justices Express Support for Recognition

Namibian Court Rules Against Same-Sex Couples While Justices Express Support for Recognition The Windhoek High Court has dismissed the application by two Namibians and their foreign born spouses to have their marriages recognized in Namibia. The Justices highlighted their displeasure that they were still bound to a 20 year old Supreme Court ruling that had … More Namibian Court Rules Against Same-Sex Couples – Justices Express Support for Recognition

TV Interview: The Namibian Anti-Child Appeal on Citizenship through Gay Parents

Namibia’s benchmark decision in the case of Luehl v Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, where Judge Thomas Masuku granted a toddler Namibian citizenship through descent of its parent (Oct 13, 2021) has been appealed by the Namibian Government. Namibian Government Appeal is a Failure to Decolonize Sexuality “By appealing the case, the Namibian Government … More TV Interview: The Namibian Anti-Child Appeal on Citizenship through Gay Parents

Namibian Government Appeal is a Failure to Decolonize Sexuality

“By appealing the case, the Government in effect is propping up colonization and the tenets of Apartheid, weaponizing by robbing a small toddler of his rights.” Melanie Nathan I will be having a discussion on Namibian Press social media channels on Friday 12th – please see Facebook/ for details – stay tuned Republikein and Namibian … More Namibian Government Appeal is a Failure to Decolonize Sexuality

Mr Gay Namibia ties knot with man from Botswana

Because of criminalization of homosexuality they must live only as “friends” in home countries By Melanie Nathan, April 12, 2013. Last year’s winner and current Mr. Gay Namibia, Ricardo Amunjera married his partner Marc Themba from Botswana. The civil ceremony took place in Johannesburg, South Africa where same-sex marriage is legal. The men wed last … More Mr Gay Namibia ties knot with man from Botswana

LGBTI South Africa | Human Rights Conference Deals with Homophobia and Health Issues

PRETORIA – The Aids and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa (Arasa)  addressed a meeting of Human Rights Defender organizations to discuss human rights issues with a focus on LGBTI issues and how to improve resources for health and responses to homophobia. The two day meeting, in Pretoria, South Africa, began today and brings together human … More LGBTI South Africa | Human Rights Conference Deals with Homophobia and Health Issues

Mr. Gay Namibia Assaulted – Motive Could be Hate and/or Greed

by Melanie Nathan, Dec 07, 2011 On Sunday evening , 04 December 2011, Wendelinus Hamutenya, Mr Gay Namibia title holder, was physically assaulted near his residence in Katutura, Windhoek, in what can be described as a brutal “mugging” with monetary gain as incentive. Hamutenya arrived home around 22:00 from visiting with friends. He was dropped … More Mr. Gay Namibia Assaulted – Motive Could be Hate and/or Greed