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Laverne Cox among honourees at the My True Colors Festival

Laverne Cox will receive the Special Excel Pride Trailblazer Award for her artistry and advocacy as an Equal Rights Activist in the Transgender Community at the My True Colors Festival. The Excel Pride Awards pay homage to community, business and civic leaders who are champions of social justice, the arts and LGBTQIA+ rights plus entertainment industry… Read More Laverne Cox among honourees at the My True Colors Festival

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Scream! by Nele Anju

I. Imagine this; You are on a fairly occupied danfo bus where bodies haven’t begun to stymie the freedom of using your phone. It could be a taxi though or even a BRT, really any arrangement that will allow you to lean back or rest your head on the age browned window sill -which ever… Read More Scream! by Nele Anju

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‘The Wound’ grabs 8 nominations at the SAFTAS amidst protests and cancellations

Critically acclaimed film The Wound (Inxeba) stays winning. The award winning film received 8 nominations at the South African Film and Television Awards including Best Directing, Best Feature Film and Best Actor – Feature Film for Nakhane. However, the opening of the film in South Africa has been followed with protests and cancellation at some… Read More ‘The Wound’ grabs 8 nominations at the SAFTAS amidst protests and cancellations

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Religious Leaders in Senegal don’t want Rihanna in the country because she promotes homosexuality

A group of Religious Leaders in Senegal have declared Rihanna persona non grata and have asked the government to cancel her scheduled visit to the country. Known as “No to Freemasonry and homosexuality,” it is a collective that has 30 Islamic religious institutions. Jeune Afrique was the first to break the story. “Rihanna does not… Read More Religious Leaders in Senegal don’t want Rihanna in the country because she promotes homosexuality

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GLAAD-funded TransMilitary Documentary Set to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

Documentary feature, TransMilitary, will premiere at the 2018 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, TX, this March. It is the first feature length film project to receive funding from the GLAAD Media Institute. TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four American transgender troops defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own, and the… Read More GLAAD-funded TransMilitary Documentary Set to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival