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South Africa: Ancestors guide LGBT+ healers to mend mental scars

South Africa: Ancestors guide LGBT+ healers to mend mental scars

Smoke swirled around Badanile Maci as she crouched on all fours, clapping and chanting with half a dozen other sangomas – South African traditional healers – to greet their ancestors’ spirits. Widely respected by South Africans as spiritual guides, healers and counsellors, gay sangomas like 23-year-old Maci, are also challenging the idea that being LGBT+ […]