Tag Archive | South Africa

Comment: We Have Lost A Hero, But Gained A Legend

Comment: We Have Lost A Hero, But Gained A Legend

Nelson Mandela’s work, and his compassion for LGBT people and their rights, should neither be forgotten nor taken for granted By now, the entire world knows of the passing of one of its greatest leaders. A huge part of Nelson Mandela’s legacy will be the role he played in ending Apartheid in South Africa, but […]

South Africa To Introduce Hate Crime Law

Imagine A World Without Hate was one of the themes for a discussion held by the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, at Sandton on Sunday 25th last, at their National Conference, where the South African Minister of  Justice was an invited speaker.

African Pride: LGBT Life in South Africa

African Pride: LGBT Life in South Africa

“A lot of the arguments that are used in South Africa… is that being gay is somehow ‘un-African’. It’s somehow white, Western or colonial. What this documentary is about is the people who are standing up and saying; ‘actually, no – I was born in this township, I grew up here, this is where I […]

Desmond Tutu: Homophobia “At The Same Level” As Apartheid

Desmond Tutu: Homophobia “At The Same Level” As Apartheid

The retired South African archbishop, Desmond Tutu, has criticised religious institutions and organisations with anti-gay stances earlier this week, stating that he would rather go to Hell than worship a homophobic God. The Archbishop Emeritus, also a Nobel Peace Laureate, spoke at a press conference held to launch Free and Equal, a United Nations global […]