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Magistrate finds that murder of Noxolo Xakeka was not a hate crime

Bongile Joni pleads guilty, sentenced to an effective eight years in prison

By Kim Reynolds - 11 October 2018
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Gay Congolese man’s harrowing journey to reach asylum in South Africa

But Saadi Ali Tokiti says he feels unsafe and unwanted in Cape Town

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 August 2018
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Magistrate threatens “uncooperative” murder accused’s freedom

Bongile Joni was released on a warning despite being charged with murdering a Strand woman allegedly because of her sexual orientation

By Barbara Maregele - 18 July 2018
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Gay couples complain of discrimination at Home Affairs

Legal Resources Centre and Free Gender want law repealed that allows officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 July 2018
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Policeman accused of beating women because they are lesbian

Officer due to appear in court on 17 July

By Kwanele Mketeni - 3 July 2018
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Lesbian murder trial to start in Strand

Activists are demanding that the state explain why the accused is not in jail

By Barbara Maregele - 26 June 2018
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Court rules that religion cannot be used as a defence for anti-gay hate speech

An explanation of the Equality Court’s ruling against against Pastor Oscar Bougaardt

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 15 June 2018
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Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court

Prisoner alleges unfair discrimination

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 24 May 2018
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“When will we black lesbians live freely in our community?”

Triangle Project moves to get man accused of lesbian murder behind bars

By Barbara Maregele - 23 May 2018
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Protest over police handling of lesbian murder

Gender and gay rights organisations march to Delft police station

By Vincent Lali - 21 May 2018
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Hundreds sign petition to deny bail to man accused of murdering lesbian

“This was a hate crime. He lives in the community where the victim resided.”

By Barbara Maregele - 12 April 2018
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Soweto gay pride march against hate crimes

Last year’s event was cancelled

By Ihsaan Haffejee - 2 October 2017
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Being a refugee and a lesbian is difficult, says Somali woman

“I felt like I was in a cage”

By Tariro Washinyira - 30 August 2017
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Wits students stand up for gay rights

“We stand here in pride, in solidarity and in defiance with what it means to be in a positive, beautiful and queer relationship.”

By Ihsaan Haffejee - 21 August 2017
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Gay immigrants campaign for acceptance

Night of solidarity held for Cape Town immigrant and LGBTI community

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 July 2017
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SA director pulls out of Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival

“It is impossible to look past the fact that the festival could serve as a diversion from the human rights violations being committed by the state of Israel”

By GroundUp Staff - 26 May 2017