Welcome to Asiphephe Let Us Connect, Let Us Be Safe!

This website was developed in response to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people in South Africa. It is designed to assist those seeking information or support services and to help individuals navigate the criminal justice system.

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Confused about the criminal justice system? Want to know more about the law or your rights? Check out our easy-to-understand video tutorial and fact sheets.

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As well as bringing together up-to-date resources and information, Asiphephe serves a unique online community space where different people and interest groups can connect with and support one another. We hope that you will take the time to join in a conversation or to share your experiences with other users.

If this is your first time visiting the website, take a few minutes to browse through the multimedia and resource sections and to visit our discussion forum.

Asiphephe is a safe, inclusive and respectful space for all LGBTIQ Africans and their allies, so don’t be shy about getting involved.

The Asiphephe website has been developed by Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA), a Johannesburg-based centre for LGBTI culture and education. Please visit the GALA website for information about our work or to learn more about the contemporary experiences of LGBTI people in Africa.

The Asiphephe initiative is supported by the embassy of France in South Africa

What is Love not Hate?

Launched in 2013, the Love not Hate campaign is a multi-partner initiative addressing violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.


Upcoming Events
17 March 2016, 18:00 for 18:30
Please join us for the launch of Proudly Malawian, a ground-breaking collection of life stories of eleven lesbian, bisexual and gender-nonconforming Malawians.
13 February 2016, 13:30 for 14:00
GALA invites you to the launch of two exciting new resources: Creative Resistance (facilitation manual) and Acting against Oppression (documentary). Help us celebrate with an afternoon of conversation and creativity.
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GALA French Embassy

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