GaySA Radio News Tuesday 23 May

Nineteen people dead in a suspected terror attack at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester 140 men arrested at “gay sauna” party in Indonesia Man on PrEP tests positive for HIV in Australia GaySA Radio asks you to put your money where my mouth is   Nineteen people dead in a suspected terror attack at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester   Nineteen people died in a suspected terror attack at an Ariane Grande pop concert in the British city of Manchester late Monday evening.   British Transport Police said the blast occurred at "within the foyer area of the stadium" and the venue said it was "outside the venue in a public space".   The arena foyer connects the 21,000-capacity auditorium with Victoria train and tram station, a major hub on the northern edge of the city centre.   Eyewitnesses described a "huge bomb-like bang" and scenes of panic as young fans rushed out and parents waiting outside looked for their children.   Police said the...
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GaySA Radio news Monday 22 May

Iconic Dublin gay bar vandalized with swastikas, homophobic slurs Nevada bans therapists from trying to talk kids out of being gay 1,000 in Romanian gay pride march amid moves to limit rights   Iconic Dublin gay bar vandalized with swastikas, homophobic slurs   The George, Dublin’s most famous gay bar, was vandalized with swastikas and anti-gay graffiti late on Friday night.   Saturday morning the bar was found defaced with homophobic slurs such as “queer,” “faggots,” and “fag bar.”   According to George manager Darragh Flynn, the male culprit was caught on the bar’s CCTV footage.   He added that while multiple cars drove by while the vandalism was occurring, no one stopped to intervene.   The incident puts a damper on a weekend filled with events celebrating the two-year anniversary of Ireland’s popular referendum that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.   It’s the first homophobic vandalism at the bar since that referendum passed.   http://www.newnownext.com/dublin-gay-bar-the-george-vandalized/05/2017/   Nevada bans therapists from trying to talk kids out of being gay   Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation last Wednesday making it illegal for licensed therapists in Nevada...
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Orphans need your urgent support

The Jakaranda and Louis Botha Children’s Homes are 2 non-profit organizations (NPO) that look after the welfare of 350 abused children in Thalita Kumi str. East Lynn Pretoria, South Africa. These children are removed from their parents and placed in our care by the South African children’s court due to: abandonment, neglect, emotional and physical abuse. Their primary purpose is to provide the children with clothing, housing, schooling, food, security and stability. In addition, they aim to provide the children with the necessary therapy, life skills and emotional support that they need to become responsible adults and curb the cycle of abuse. Jakaranda and Louis Botha Children’s Homes, are currently experiencing an extreme financial and food crisis. With lack of Governmental support, these Children’s Home are in dire need of the community’s support. Numerous residents of Nelspruit, in support with Local Artists such as John-William (young male who grew up in Jakaranda Children’s Home) and Local Companies decided to take charge by organizing...
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GaySA Radio News Friday 19 May

ISIS twitter accounts have been hacked with gay porn again Gay men are being called out for their ‘privilege’ and ‘prestige’ Lebanon Launches Arab World's First Gay Pride Week     ISIS twitter accounts have been hacked with gay porn again   Once again, Anonymous hackers have targeted ISIS on Twitter and inundated their accounts with gay pornography...bears, leather daddies, muscle jocks, twinks—the works.   One Anonymous member, "WachulaGhost," previously told CNN the hacks were due to the Islamic State's draconian stance on gays and the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando.   Gay porn wouldn't necessarily be off-brand for ISIS. As disgruntled former ISIS members have said before, the Islamic State is ridden with a secret love of Western Culture and, yes, even furtive gay sex. So come out of the closet, ISIS terrorists, it's time to be out and proud.   http://www.maxim.com/news/isis-gay-porn-twitter-2017-5   Gay men are being called out for their ‘privilege’ and ‘prestige’   Gay men enjoy more privilege in social settings than their straight counterparts, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.   The study’s author, Max Morris of...
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GaySA Radio News Thursday 18 May

Chechnya accused of 'genocide' against gay people in complaint to International Criminal Court Chelsea Manning freed from military prison American Gods features Muslim characters in explicit gay sex scene   Chechnya accused of 'genocide' against gay people in complaint to International Criminal Court   Chechnya has been accused of carrying out a genocide against gay people in a complaint filed at the International Criminal Court.   Three French gay rights groups blamed the Russian republic's leader Ramzan Kadyrov and state officials for a "wave of persecution".   Russian President Vladimir Putin backed a report into the inquiry after German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked him to investigate.   Last week, five activists were detained as they tried to deliver a petition to prosecutors in Moscow.   The police said they had been arrested because their actions amounted to an unsanctioned protest.   Chelsea Manning freed from military prison   US soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks.   A US Army spokesperson confirmed to the BBC...
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GaySA Radio Statement for IDAHOT 2017

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was started in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally. Today, more than ever, South Africans need to stand as one against all forms of discrimination. While our Constitution and laws give all LGBTQ+ people equal rights, this does not translate to equality in everyday life. Too often we see homophobic messages preached from pulpits and in books written by religious people. Too often our women are raped and brutally murdered. Too often gender non-conforming people are beaten and left for dead, verbally assaulted, or discriminated against at work. This needs to stop. We are all equal and we are all human beings. We all deserve the same rights and to be treated equally, no matter our gender, sexual orientation or sexual expression. We demand that the President (or at least ONE Minister), say something in support of...
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GaySA Radio News Wednesday 17 May

World celebrates IDAHOT 2017 Chelsea Manning to be released on IDAHOT 2017 Uganda blocks film screening over ‘criminal’ gay references World celebrates IDAHOT 2017   The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is not one centralised campaign; rather it is a moment that everyone can take advantage of to take action.   It was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.   In under a decade, May 17 has established itself the single most important date for LGBTI communities to mobilise on a worldwide scale.   May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal, with 1600 events reported from 1280 organizations in 2014. These mobilisations unite millions of people in support of the recognition of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.   http://dayagainsthomophobia.org/what-is-may-17th/   Chelsea Manning to be released on IDAHOT 2017   In one of his last moves in office, President Obama commuted all but...
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GaySA Radio News Tuesday 16 May

More details emerge about lesbian woman’s murder in Soweto Canadians take leading role in helping gay men escape Chechnya Organisers of Singapore Pride tell outsiders to stay away More details emerge about lesbian woman’s murder in Soweto   On Sunday, the half-naked body of 27-year-old Lerato Tambai Moloi, described by activists as a “butch” lesbian, was found in Naledi Ext in Soweto.   She was discovered by community members who were cutting down tall grass in a field near a railway line.   Her trousers and underwear had been pulled down.   Large rocks had been thrown onto her head.   According to a police statement, Moloi also had three wounds to her neck.   A knife was found next to her body. It is believed that she was raped.   Moloi was last seen in the early hours of Sunday morning at the Gift’s Inn tavern with a 38-year-old man, who has now been arrested as a suspect in the murder.   Police said forensic samples will be taken from both the victim and the suspect.   http://www.mambaonline.com/2017/05/15/74057/     Canadians take leading...
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Tannie Evita is ready to tackle fake news, alternative facts and all out propaganda in the Kaktus of Separate Development

  When politics starts outplaying political satire and the pawpaw’s going pear-shaped, you can be sure there will be a flutter of a false eyelash and some koeksister-coated commentary from the doyen of South African politics – Evita Bezuidenhout. Opening on 23 May 2017, Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre Evita Bezuidenhout and the Kaktus of Separate Development will once again bring laughter and lightness to the heavy politics currently playing out in the country. Once the apartheid Ambassador in the Homeland of Bapetikosweti, Tannie Evita knows a thing or two about fake news and alternative facts. Now with her three grandchildren asking questions about the past, Tannie Evita realises that while all the people of South Africa are now free to celebrate their roots, their history and their culture, white South Africans still are rootless. She questions the details and asks the difficult questions:   Did Jan van Riebeeck bring civilization to South Arica in 1652? Or was he just a Dutch convict who came to steal...
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Activists demand justice NOW in 5 Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Intersex (LGBTI) hate crime cases

Activists demand justice NOW in 5 Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Intersex (LGBTI) hate crime cases Activists in the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) sector are speaking out about the appalling delays and injustices in five ongoing hate crime cases. The cases have been selected by the Love Not Hate national campaign to illustrate severe lapses in the criminal justice system, especially when it comes to LGBTI people, ahead of protests to demand immediate action by the authorities. The five cases being highlighted include shocking incidents of rape, torture and murder of LGBTI people as well as anti-LGBTI hate speech: The stabbing murder of 35-year-old openly gay music student Bobby Motlatla in Potchefstroom on 10 November 2015. (552 days of justice denied.) The torture and brutal killing of 23-year-old gay man David Olyne in Ceres on 22 March 2014. (1150 days of justice denied.) The stabbing to death of transwoman Phoebe Titus from Wolseley in broad daylight on 27 December 2015. (505 days of justice denied.) The mutilation,...
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