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Police Brutality Awareness Campaign Intensify
Written by Musa Ngubane   

1 in 9 Campaign, Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW), Lesbian and Gay Equality Project (LGEP) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) are amoungst the orgnisations who have been working tirelesly to get lesbain and gay people to report any faults concerning discrimination. However, woes are still existent, on several occasions on the hands of authorities who are suppose to be protecting their rights.

To curb this, a protest march was staged on Friday, October 29, 2010, outside Vosloorus Police Station, in an efford to deliver a memorandum to the station commander, to offer support for the twelve lesbains who were wrongfully arrested in the early month and brought to that police station.

Lesbians And Gays Flocked to the Park to Celebrate their Pride.
Written by Musa Ngubane   

Members of the LGBTI community together with their families, friends and supporters converged to Meadowlands Park Zone Two to partake in the sixth Soweto Pride march on September 25, 2010.   This march is a brainchild of Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) and it falls within its advocacy and campaigns programme, it is a project aimed at creating a political and social space for black lesbians to be visible, amplify their voices, and confront homophobia and discrimination they experience in the South African townships.   

The theme for 2010 was Embrace Diversity, this is a simple theme that conveys exactly what FEW desires to achieve, a homophobic and xenophobic free society in which members of all minority groups that are stigmatised and discriminated against can feel accepted and enjoy the rights promised by our constitution. FEW believes that this visibility initiative contributes towards challenging the widespread belief that homosexuality is un-African.

FEW Heritage Day Celebration in Soweto
Written by Musa Ngubane   

FEW is proud to have hosted the second Heritage Day event and Bapedi Hall in Meadowlands Zone was a natural choice given that on the following day the whole neighbourhood will be buzzing with gays and lesbians proudly marching the streets. Our Heritage Day event is part of the Black Lesbian Memory Project (BLMP) we launched at the end of 2008. BLMP’s aims include encouraging our community to be the researchers, documenters and tellers of our stories.


This year’s theme was gender, sex and spirituality and the aim was to create a platform in which community members can engage in issues of heritage and showcase lesbian and gay talent and expertise. The programme line-up was a delight as it was both informative and entertaining and it featured speakers, poets, dancers and a monologue. The space permitted us to educate one another and celebrate, promote, interrogate both the mainstream and LGBTI heritage.

Celebrating Spirituality, Sexuality and Gender on Heritage Day
Written by Lerato Nkutha   


                                                          Direction To The Event 

Carlton Centre 152 Commissioner St Johannesburg. Head West on Main Street towards Kruis Street, Take the first right onto Kruis Street , take the 1st left onto Commissioner Street/R24, continue onto Main Reef Rd/R41, turn left at Canada Rd/M10, continue to follow M10, turn right at Soweto Highway /M70 – continue to follow M70, slight left at Sanders St, turn right at Heckroodt Circle Bapeding Hall is at Makapane Street opposite the Meadow Point Shopping Centre.


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