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MEPs welcome new toolkit to defend LGBT people’s human rights

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BRUSSELS, 30 June 2010 — Members of the European Parliament have welcomed the adoption by the Council of the European Union of a Toolkit to Promote and Protect the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People.



JayJayTee Scriptwriting for Transformation

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Energise your creativity through film scriptwriting. The five-session Program, run over 8 weeks, is not just for writers and storytellers, but for any adult who wants a gentle, cathartic journey of self-discovery and personal transformation.



Media Freedom in South Africa: Is it under threat?

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Is the noose tightening around journalists? Find out at the Mail and Guardian Critical Thinking Forum: Atlas Studios. Wednesday 11 August 2010



Female athletes are targets for corrective rape

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Devastating video and moving article…



Malawi pardons gay couple during UN chief’s visit

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President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi has pardoned a homosexual couple who had been jailed for 14 years.



Matuba Mahlatjie: President Zuma’s Malawi statement a veiled insult to the Constitution

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Matuba Mahlatjie raises a series of important questions that should temper our approach even as we believe that the criticism of another SADC member is important.



Equality project welcomes President Zuma’s condemnation on the imprisonment of Malawi gay couple

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The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project welcomes the breaking of silence on homophobia by our government, through President Jacob Zuma’s [...]



Uganda tells Germany it does not support Anti-Homosexuality Bill

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If accurate, this report seems to be the clearest signal yet that the Ugandan government is now opposed to the Bahati bill. Sam Kutesa was one of the early voices in opposition and this makes it official policy.



JWG disgusted at Malawi gay sentencing

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Joint Working Group disgusted at the Conviction and Sentencing of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga. Call for sustained action. The [...]



The Day After Freedom Day — LGBTI Freedom and Equality in South Africa and Africa

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A cruel wave of homophobia is sweeping the African continent…



Eugene Terreblanche – not the first gay accusation

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Are the AWB secretly a bunch of flaming queens just waiting to come out?



Julius Malema and the Roots of Fascism in South Africa

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By Zachie Achmat, from Writing Rights: I met a young man called Lubabalo Folose because I regularly pass through his [...]



Job opening at The Inner Circle

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The Inner Circle is looking for a Projects/Program manager…



UK outlaws threats against LGBTI

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A note from Stonewall, a gay equality charity established in the UK: “The newly-extended criminal offence of incitement to hatred [...]



Best new queer African short fiction — call for short stories

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Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action, the pioneering, highly regarded South African gay and lesbian archives, invites African writers to [...]