What Lesbian Looks Like
Lesbian Day of Visibility 2021
In support of Lesbian Day of Visibility, we sat down with Loren Loubser (aka Lekker Lollas) to get their perspective on what lesbian looks like in 2021.
Lesbian Visibility Week, leading up to Lesbian Day of Visibility, aims to show solidarity with all LGBTQI woman and non-binary people and to celebrate lesbians.
Thank you, Loren, for sharing your story with us.
Directed by Zoey Black.
What Does Intersex Mean?
Intersex is an umbrella term to describe people who are born with natural sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads, and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.
National Coming Out Day 2021
"Don’t come out unless you want to. Don’t come out for anyone else’s sake. Don’t come out because you think society expects you to. Come out for yourself. Come out to yourself. Shout, sing it. Softly stutter. Correct those who say they knew before you did. That’s not how sexuality works, it’s yours to define.”― Dean Atta
Pride - It's worth fighting for
The ongoing impact of COVID-19 globally means that, this year, most in-person Pride festivals are cancelled. But it’s also worth remembering, that for millions of LGBT+ people around the world – stigma, discrimination and criminalisation make participating in Pride events impossible every year.
But this doesn’t mean that LGBT+ people are any less proud of who they are. In that sense, Pride is never cancelled...
- Frontline AIDS -
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB)
This month we would like to encourage you to be brave and to stand in your truth. #BreakTheSilence
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) on 17 May was created to draw attention around the violence, stereotypes and discrimination experien-ced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, Intersex and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identi-ties or expressions and sexual characteristics.
Sadly, many of us have to hide who we are, what we identify as or is forced to be silent about the kind of discrimination we face.
#Transgender #LGBTQIA #StopDiscrimination
#EndHomophobia #EndTransphobia #QueerVoices
#TransSolidarity #LGBTQIA Voices
It’s National Coming Out Day!
Zoey Black, our Legal and Education Advocacy Officer, sat down with a few of her friends and documented their thoughts on queer identity and their stories and experience around coming out.
This very raw short film gives an intimate perspective into the conversations and experiences of gay, bisexual, lesbian, trans and non-binary persons in Cape Town, South Africa.
Special thanks to:
Blythe Stuart Linger
Happy National Coming Out Day!
Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) Commemoration
Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV)
by Khanyisile Phillips – Community Engagement Coordinator at GDX
Today the 31st of March is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), a day dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness around the discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society. Today, we pay homage to members of the trans and gender diverse community who stood up, advocated for and worked tirelessly to advance the rights of trans and gender diverse persons. The issue of transgender visibility is complex and in a state of constant evolution, with experiences that are outside of the cisgender binary have often been erased. The trans and gender diverse community is incredibly diverse, and the adversity we face strongly intersects with racism, economic privilege, education, and sexual orientation. Furthermore, as advocacy efforts increase, the community is becoming more and more visible with trans and gender diverse persons becoming more connected and share their stories.