LGBTI

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

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18 July 2018

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Legal Resources Centre and Free Gender want law repealed that allows officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples

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18 July 2018

Policeman accused of beating women because they are lesbian

Officer due to appear in court on 17 July

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3 July 2018

Lesbian murder trial to start in Strand

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

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26 June 2018

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

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15 June 2018

Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court

Prisoner alleges unfair discrimination

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24 May 2018

“When will we black lesbians live freely in our community?”

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

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23 May 2018

Protest over police handling of lesbian murder

Gender and gay rights organisations march to Delft police station

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21 May 2018

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.”

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12 April 2018

Soweto gay pride march against hate crimes

Last year’s event was cancelled

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2 October 2017

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.”

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21 August 2017

Gay immigrants campaign for acceptance

Night of solidarity held for Cape Town immigrant and LGBTI community

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28 July 2017

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”

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26 May 2017

Home Affairs sued over sex description

Three transgender women and their spouses seek to compel Home Affairs to amend the national population register, their birth certificates, and issue new IDs.

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23 February 2017

Two lecturers suspended over homophobic taunts

Blade Nzimande says “Constitution is absolutely clear” on discrimination

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21 February 2017