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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.

June 28, 2012

 Research published today has revealed the damaging extent of homophobia and transphobia in Scottish sports

Research published today by the Equality Network in Scotland reveals that homophobia and transphobia in Scottish sport is widespread and stops LGBT people from participating.

The report, called Out for Sport and launched today at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, revealed that there are no openly gay professional footballers in the UK, and very few openly LGBT sports personalities in any sport in Scotland.

May 24, 2012

The European Parliament adopts resolution slamming homophobic laws and discrimination in eastern Europe

The European Parliament has slammed homophobic laws and discrimination in Europe.

The resolution, which was adopted with a majority of 430 for to 110 against, 'strongly condemns any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity'.

It follows a debate on Tuesday (22 May), where MEPs almost unanimously asked the European Commission and European governments to better protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

December 5, 2011
Lesbians and transgender men in townships and rural areas face a climate of discrimination says HRW.
Lesbians and transgender men in townships and rural areas face a climate of discrimination and violence, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday. ??'A segment of the South African population lives in terror and feels like there is no one to turn to, including the police,' a HRW director, Graeme Reid, said in Johannesburg. ??Reid, who heads the organisation's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights programme, was speaking at the release of a report on violence and discrimination against black lesbians and transgender men.??