CAPE TOWN — Amid social and religious discrimination, sexual and gender minorities are often shunned by traditional support networks and struggle to access higher education.
Tag: South Africa
Taboom Director Brian Pellot serves as co-facilitator at The Other Foundation’s kopano
The gathering focused on accelerating change for LGBTI struggles in southern Africa.
Taboom Director Brian Pellot hosts Global Investigative Journalism Conference sessions on LGBTQI+ reporting
Taboom Founding Director Brian Pellot hosted a workshop, panel and networking session on Investigating LGBTQI+ issues at the 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Taboom hosts 2nd ‘Covering Religion & Sexual and Gender Minorities in Sub-Saharan Africa’ journalism workshop
Our second four-day workshop on covering religion and SSOGIE (sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression) issues brought together 18 journalists from 16 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Taboom co-hosts first ever panel at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
The newly opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa hosted an LGBTQI+ tour and panel as part of our second Sub-Saharan journalism training workshop.
Queer-inclusive prayer spaces in Cape Town
CAPE TOWN — Even in Africa’s “gay capital,” sexual and gender minorities can feel invalidated or rejected by religious communities. Here are three inclusive prayer spaces in Cape Town that work to reconcile rifts between faith, sexuality and gender identity.
Taboom hosts ‘Covering Religion & Sexual and Gender Minorities in Sub-Saharan Africa’ journalism workshop
The four-day workshop on covering religion and SSOGIE (sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression) issues brought together 24 journalists from 15 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Queer Muslims find solace and solidarity at South Africa retreat
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Queer Muslim activists and allies from around the world gathered here last week to build a movement encouraging inclusive interpretations of Islam that honor and respect their identities in full.
‘African Pride’ film shows violence against lesbians in townships
CAPE TOWN — A new documentary looks at the effects of continuing homophobic violence against lesbians in South Africa’s impoverished townships, and the activists who continue the struggle.