Today is #Pride Day! 
Share if you are proud to be who you are and love who you love - join the movement: www.allout.org/about

Today is #Pride Day!

Share if you are proud to be who you are and love who you love - join the movement: www.allout.org/about

In 77 countries, it’s a crime to be gay. For each one there are lives on the line. A lesbian in Jamaica who can’t go to the police when she’s attacked. A gay man in Cameroon behind bars.

But there’s something big we can do right now to make the world really pay attention. In just a few weeks, officials from more than half of the 77 will be in the UK for a huge international sporting event – the Commonwealth Games.

They’ll want to celebrate and boost their reputations. Instead, we could put their countries’ anti-gay records front and center of the media and their peers with a HUGE pink 77 projected onto a major building outside their windows in Glasgow.

Will you chip in to help us pull it off? 
www.allout.org/the-77

In 77 countries, it’s a crime to be gay. For each one there are lives on the line. A lesbian in Jamaica who can’t go to the police when she’s attacked. A gay man in Cameroon behind bars.

But there’s something big we can do right now to make the world really pay attention. In just a few weeks, officials from more than half of the 77 will be in the UK for a huge international sporting event – the Commonwealth Games.

They’ll want to celebrate and boost their reputations. Instead, we could put their countries’ anti-gay records front and center of the media and their peers with a HUGE pink 77 projected onto a major building outside their windows in Glasgow.

Will you chip in to help us pull it off? 

www.allout.org/the-77

$245 million for anti-gay chaplains in Australian schools? Tell Australian politicians to stop this budget, spread the word:
www.allout.org/australia-budget

$245 million for anti-gay chaplains in Australian schools? Tell Australian politicians to stop this budget, spread the word:

www.allout.org/australia-budget

Imagine you’re 16 and you’ve just realised you might be gay. You’re being bullied, so reach out to your school for help – they send you to a chaplain. He says that being gay is a disease and you need to be cured.
Sound outrageous? The Australian government just released the Federal Budget with $245 million to send chaplains from anti-gay religious groups into schools all over the country.
Sign now to keep anti-gay chaplains out of Australian classrooms — and share to spread the word: https://www.allout.org/australia-budget

Imagine you’re 16 and you’ve just realised you might be gay. You’re being bullied, so reach out to your school for help – they send you to a chaplain. He says that being gay is a disease and you need to be cured.

Sound outrageous? The Australian government just released the Federal Budget with $245 million to send chaplains from anti-gay religious groups into schools all over the country.

Sign now to keep anti-gay chaplains out of Australian classrooms — and share to spread the word: https://www.allout.org/australia-budget

Meet Aderonke. Before fleeing to the UK, her family was killed and she was arrested and sentenced to death in Nigeria - all because she’s a lesbian.
Now, she might get deported back to danger. Please sign and share urgently - we can stop the UK’s unfair #LGBT deportations:
www.allout.org/aderonke

Meet Aderonke. Before fleeing to the UK, her family was killed and she was arrested and sentenced to death in Nigeria - all because she’s a lesbian.

Now, she might get deported back to danger. Please sign and share urgently - we can stop the UK’s unfair #LGBT deportations:

www.allout.org/aderonke

The laws in Nigeria, Russia, and Uganda have one thing in common: all three were bankrolled by fundamentalist groups trying to stop “the spread of the homosexual agenda” worldwide.
These guys, and the organisations they represent, are dangerous. Will you help All Out fight back against their millions now?
www.allout.org/fight-for-love
We’re trying to get 734 more donations to reach our fighting-fund goal this week, to mark their newly launched anti-gay network’s 1 month anniversary. Chip in!

The laws in Nigeria, Russia, and Uganda have one thing in common: all three were bankrolled by fundamentalist groups trying to stop “the spread of the homosexual agenda” worldwide.

These guys, and the organisations they represent, are dangerous. Will you help All Out fight back against their millions now?

www.allout.org/fight-for-love

We’re trying to get 734 more donations to reach our fighting-fund goal this week, to mark their newly launched anti-gay network’s 1 month anniversary. Chip in!

5centsapound:

Zanele Muholi: Of Love & Loss (2014) - Currently showing at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesberg (South Africa) from 14 February - 4 April 2014.

The opening coincides with the presentation of a prestigious Prince Claus Award to Muholi.

Gallery Statement:

In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries and in a climate of intolerance towards homosexuals in the Western world, South Africa distinguishes itself with a Constitution that recognises same-sex marriages; yet the black LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community is plagued by hate crimes. Black lesbians are particularly vulnerable and are regularly victims of brutal murders and ‘curatives rapes’ at the hand of neighbours or ‘friends’.

Since 2013 Muholi has been documenting weddings and funerals in the black LGBTI community in South Africa, joyful and painful events that often seem to go hand in hand. The show features photographs, video works and an installation highlighting how manifestations of sorrow and celebration bear similarities and are occasions to underline the need for a safe space to express individual identities.

As Muholi writes:

Ayanda Magoloza and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding in Katlehong took place four months after Duduzile Zozo was murdered in Thokoza. Promise Meyer and Gift Sammone’s wedding in Daveyton took place on 22 December in Daveyton, 15 days after Maleshwane Radebe was buried in Ratanda. Six months earlier, Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela were married in Chesterville, Durban. Many in the area attended the ceremony, blessed the newlywed couple and prayed for them and their children. We long for such blessings as we continue to read about the trials and tribulations that LGBTI persons experience in their churches, where homosexuality is persecuted. In 2014, when South African democracy celebrates its 20 years, it seems more important than ever to raise again our voice against hate crimes and discriminations made towards the LGBTI community.

The exhibition includes also a series of autobiographical images, intimate portraits of Muholi and her partner taken during their travels, a tender counterpoint to the tension still generated in South Africa today by same-sex and interracial relationships.

see her past work here.