LGBTI

Gay and Lesbian Network: Project Coordinator

The Gay and Lesbian Network ensures optimum commitment and services for the upliftment and recognition of the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) community in KwaZulu-Natal through creative programmes that foster equality, resxpect and acceptance.

The Gay and Lesbian Network seeks to appoint a Project Coordinator for the Creating Enabling Environment Programme, based in Pietermaritzburg.

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Gender DynamiX: Human Rights & Lobbying Coordinator

Gender DynamiX is a NGO working to protect the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people on a national level. The organisation provides assistance and referrals about trans health, mental health and legal information. Gender DynamiX consults with trans people and their significant others, friends, families and allies (SOFFA’s) and liaises with employers. Educational workshops and seminars are one of the organisations main activities.

Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a Human Rights and Lobbying Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

Gender DynamiX: Administration Officer

Gender DynamiX is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Cape Town working to protect the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people on a national level. The organisation provides assistance and referrals about trans health, mental health and legal information. Gender DynamiX consults with trans people and their significant others, friends, families and allies (SOFFA’s) and liaises with employers. Educational workshops and seminars are one of the organisations main activities.

Gender DynamiX: Executive Director

Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a Human Rights organisation focusing our advocacy on transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people’s rights and access to services. Gender DynamiX provides information about transgender, transsexual and gender non-confirming identities and seeks to promote awareness and acceptance by means of educating and empowering people from diverse communities, including: government departments, service providers such as medical professionals, teachers, employers, police, journalists and universities.

Gender DynamiX: Fieldworker

Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a non-governmental, human rights organisation that promotes freedom of expression of gender identity and advocates for the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people.

Gender DynamiX is seeking a Field Worker, based in Saartjie Baartman Centre, Klipfontein Road, Athlone, Cape Town.

The successful candidate will commence work in January 2014.

Transgenders to Finally Get Their Own Cells

The Department of Police says that transgender people will now be locked up in their own cells when arrested, this will ensure that transgender people are not victimised by other inmates while in police custody.
 
Deputy Police Minister, Maggie Sotyu, points out that, “…there are identified police stations where they will be kept away from other people. This is a challenge across all provinces."

Furthermore, the Women's Legal Centre has established a protocol on how police officers should deal with sex workers and transgender people.

Thinking Beyond the Boxes

My palms and arms are splattered with paint and my fingertips tinged red, blue and green. I have just completed an Art for Activism workshop with young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) people. The workshop aims to explore their experiences, foster leadership, encourage expression and build capacity through art and visual advocacy.

Mugabe Slam Opposition Parties, Gays

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has accused his political rivals of wanting to ‘bring back the white people’ and criticised gay rights ahead of that country’s elections.
 
Mugabe, who attacked gay marriage because it is ‘alien to Africa’, appealed to thousands of members of a church in Eastern Marange to support his bid for re-election after 33 years in power.
 

Call for EU States to Grant Refuge to LGBTI

A top European Union (EU) lawyer in a case involving African nationals, has recommended that gays and lesbians from nations that have criminalised their sexual orientation can be granted refuge in Europe, but only if they are demonstratively persecuted.

Homosexuality is officially a crime in 38 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, according to rights organisation, Amnesty International.

Many African leaders say homosexuality is foreign to the continent and dismiss homosexuals as being ‘un-African’.

Activist Slams the Lesbian Killing

An independent Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) member, Genevieve le Coq, says that South Africa has a Constitution that protect individuals from various forms of discrimination.

Le Coq points out that, “But this doesn’t mean that people will change how they think, culturally, adding that South Africans need to be educated on how to deal with social, cultural, religious and tribal prejudice without using violence.

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