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September’s [email protected] event
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On the 4th of September 2009, Forum for the Empowerment of Women [FEW], hosted its monthly social event, Fridays at Few [[email protected]], where the topic of discussion was Heritage and how is being a lesbian part of our identities and heritage.

The discussion which was hosted at the FEW offices explored the relation between identifying as a lesbian while honoring our heritage. When the topic was further unearthed, issues of culture, tradition, sexual identity and customs were also brought to light. Other participants also brought out the challenges they faced when celebrating their traditions due to the fact that most traditions and customs believe that homosexuality is unusual.
Chosen FEW hosts Peg Grey Tournament
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Forum for the Empowerment of Women’s [FEW] soccer team, Chosen FEW, recently hosted the Peg Grey Lesbian Women Soccer Tournament in memory of the late Peg Grey on the 29th of August at the Atrec Centre in Alexandra (East Bank).

In 2006, following the Chicago Gay Games, Peg Grey identified the Chosen FEW team as the most deserving team to receive funding to advance women soccer in South Africa, Johannesburg. The highly honored Peg Grey was well known for her passion for sports and involvement in the pioneering of the LGBT community of Chicago. Her involvement in sports also led her to become the first female co-chair of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG).
Spend your spring with FEW at Soweto Pride 2009
Written by Mpumi Mathabela   
The time has come again for all the luscious lesbians, gorgeous gays, beautiful bisexuals and terrific trans men and women to come out and bloom. Spring is here, summer is here and hibernating time is over.

Forum for the Empowerment of Women [FEW] invites all men and women, black, white, yellow, green to come and celebrate our identities, our sexualities and our heritage together in style. This year we have extended Soweto Pride to a four day celebration starting on the 24th September 2009 (heritage day) ‘til the 27th September 2009.
Day 1: The murder of Eudy Simelane trial commences at the Delmas High Court
Convicted killer of lesbian soccer player ‘lies’ on the stand

29 July 2009 - At least 250 activists from the Gauteng and Mpumalanga Provinces gathered in Delmas Circuit Court for the trial of the three additionally accused for robbery with aggravating circumstances, rape and murder of former Banyana Banyana lesbian soccer player Eudy Simelane in April 2008. Before Judge R. Mokgoatlheng, K. Magagula, J. Mahlangu and T. Mvubu all pleaded not guilty to the three charges and an additional one of attempted robbery and assault of Tsepo Pitshe on the said night. Pitshe was initially arrested and later discharged for the same charges and is now in the list of State witnesses.
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