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THE ‘LOVE NOT HATE’ PROGRAMME CONDEMNS THE PASSING OF THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL IN UGANDA AND CALLS FOR FURTHER CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT

03 March 2014

Six South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) non-governmental organisations (NGOs) hereby again strongly condemn the passing of the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill, signed into law on 24 February 2014 by Ugandan President Museveni. This law was passed in a context of rising threats not only to sexual minorities but also to women’s rights more broadly, such as the passing of the Ugandan Anti-Pornography Bill a day before the Anti-Homosexuality Bill appeared in parliament, and which indicates a deepening in fundamentalism in the region. [read more...]

'LOVE, NOT HATE' HATE CRIMES PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

04 November 2013

Ahead of the annual 16 Days of Activism, OUT – the Tshwane-based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) health, well-being and human rights organisation – has announced the launch of a groundbreaking hate crimes programme.

The programme addresses gender- and sexual orientation-based violence perpetrated against LGBTI people; a phenomenon that has become increasingly common in South Africa. Most recently, 26-year-old lesbian Duduzile Zozo was raped with a toilet brush and strangled to death in Thokoza, apparently because of her sexual orientation. [read more...]