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November 12, 2012

A 19 year-old lesbian soccer player was brutally murdered by gangsters, becoming the latest victim of anti-gay violence sweeping South African 

According to Ndumie Funda, director of Luleki Sizwe, an organization that assists young lesbian victims of so called ‘corrective rape’ a young South African lesbian was murdered by a group of gangsters.

Sihle Skotshi, was a soccer player who was only 19 years-old when she was murdered.

Skotshi was one of the girls in the group assited by the Luleki Sizwe organization.

The attack occurred on the 9 November at Cosovo an informal settlement in Phillipi, a township of Cape Town.

October 7, 2012

South Africa has recognized it’s own version of the rainbow gay pride flag as an officially registered national symbol

South Africa has become the first country in the world to recognize the rainbow flag as a national symbol.

South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture, through its Bureau of Heraldry, announced the registry of the flag in the official Government Gazette this week following an application by the South African version of the rainbow flag’s designer, Eugene Brockman.

‘The Gay Flag of SA is now officially recognized and protected by the Department of Arts and Culture and the government of South Africa,” said Mava Mothiba, a spokesperson for the department.

August 31, 2012

A senior ANC party member has condemned homophobia and the so-called ‘corrective rape’ of lesbians in South Africa

The Western Cape branch of South Africa’s African National Conference (ANC) party has slammed homophobic hate crimes in the country and homophobia inside the party.

The Western Cape province ANC held a joint conference with LGBT rights group Gay Flag of South Africa, at which its branch secretary condemned homophobia inside the party and in the country.