Cape Town Joins May 17 2013 – Various Events


The Cape Town-based LGBT group, Free Gender, together with partners, will be celebrating International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, with a panel discussion on the 17th, on the subject of “Democracy and Homosexuality in the new South Africa”.
Organisers advised that activists will be joined by politicians and speakers from different civil society organisations, and the focus will be “the commitment by politicians and Government on the issue”.
On Saturday May 18, 2013, there will also be the Khumbulani LGBTI PRIDE in Nyanga Township, to Nyanga Football Stadium. Organisers advised on their blog “We identified Nyanga township because its where most of the hate crimes were committed”. It will start at 9am in Guguletu Township next to Old Fezeka.
Also, on the 12 May 2013 in partnership with Lizzy Nkolonzi, Free Gender will be unveiling the tombstone of the late Phumeza Nkolonzi. Free Gender explain, “Phumeza a young lesbian was shot dead in 2012 in front of her young cousin and her grandmother. The grandmother due to frustration with investigation officers wanted to close the case. The organization is working with the Police and the the grandmother to continue with the case. In this day the police are still investigating the case, no arrest that has been made including Sihle Sikoji case. Sihle a 19yr old lesbian was also stabbed to death in 2012.”

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