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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GaySA Radio News Monday 15 May 2017

Lesbian woman found stoned to death in Soweto Trump Blasted for Silence on Gay Atrocities in Chechnya Albania gay rights organizations hold annual pride ride     Lesbian woman found stoned to death in Soweto   Another lesbian woman has been murdered, this time in Soweto.   The half naked body of the woman was found on Saturday, her head apparently crushed with a large stone.   So far she has only been identified as Tembai.   This murder comes shortly after the brutal rape, murder and burning of Nonki Smous in Kroonstad, who was buried on Saturday.   Own reporter   Trump Blasted for Silence on Gay Atrocities in Chechnya   US President Donald Trump has been criticised for not speaking out on the atrocities committed against gay men in Chechneya.   In a press conference held on Saturday, members of the Los Angeles Council and LGBTQ+ activists have called on Trump to speak out and take action.   Adam Schiff, a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections said that he was...
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GaySA Radio News Friday 12 May

Gay rights activists detained in Russia's Moscow Australian state apologises to men convicted for gay sex   Gay rights activists detained in Russia's Moscow   Five activists were detained in Moscow on Thursday while trying to submit a petition calling Russian authorities to investigate the alleged torture and arbitrary detentions of gay people in Chechnya.    The five were planning to bring about two million signatures at the Prosecutor General's Office when they were held by police along the Russian capital's Tverskaya Street, according to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) activists.   Police said the activists were detained because their action amounted to an unsanctioned protest.   The New York-based civic group Avaaz, which helped collect the signatures worldwide, described the detentions as a "blatant attempt by Russia to intimidate those standing up for gay people [which] will only draw more global attention to the horrors unfolding in Chechnya".   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/gay-rights-activists-detained-moscow-170511151213785.html   Australian state apologises to men convicted for gay sex   An Australian state parliament on Thursday apologised to hundreds of men convicted decades ago for having homosexual sex,...
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Competition for Pretoria Pride song

GaySA Radio and Pretoria LGBTQ+ Pride have launched a search for a song for Pretoria Pride 2017. All singers and musicians are called to write and record a song with the theme "Carnaval", the theme for this year's Pride. The song should reflect a positive message around LGBTQ+ issues, Pretoria LGBTQ+ Pride and the theme. The recorded song should be submitted in MP3 format to ethan@gaysaradio.co.za by Friday 28 July. Any queries can also be sent to Ethan Baird. The submitted songs will be used in the campaign to promote the event to be held at the Centurion Rugby Club on Saturday 7 October. The public will vote for their favourite. The winner will perform the song at the event and will win a bar tab for the day, as well as entry to the Clubhouse. Due to technical restrictions on the stage, live instruments must be limited and a backtrack is preferred. GaySA Radio is licensed by CAPASSO, so when the song is registered,...
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GaySA Radio News 10 May

Quantas Airlines CEO hit with pie in face over gay marriage French president-elect calls rumours that he is secretly gay ‘misogynistic and homophobic’ Bermuda Court Paves Way for Gay Marriage   Quantas Airlines CEO hit with pie in face over gay marriage   Qantas airlines chief executive Alan Joyce has had a lemon meringue pie launched at his face during a business breakfast event in Perth.   Mr Joyce was addressing about 500 people at a Business Leadership Matters event at the Hyatt Regency hotel, where he was the keynote speaker.   The man who shoved the pie is a devout Christian who objects to the CEO using Qantas to promote gay marriage.   Tony Overheu read a statement on Perth radio station 6PR in which he criticised Qantas and other companies including Airbnb, Wesfarmers and Holden for promoting same-sex marriage, which he described as "corporate bullying aimed at social engineering".   Mr Joyce made light of the incident and said he did not know what type of pie had been used.   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-09/qantas-chief-alan-joyce-cops-cream-pie-in-face-in-perth/8510156 http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/10/alan-joyce-pie-faced-over-gay-marriage   French president-elect calls rumours that...
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GaySA Radio News Tuesday 9 May

Nigerian gay wedding accused flee prosecutors Albania gay groups' pride not to be hindered by opposition MTV gives ‘Best Kiss’ award to two men for gay scene   Nearly all of the 53 people who are facing criminal charges in Nigeria after police claimed they attended a same-sex wedding have jumped bail.   The BBC last month reported that police in the country had carried out a raid on an alleged ceremonial same-sex wedding in the city of Zaria.   According to the broadcaster, 53 people were arrested and were charged with conspiring to celebrate a same-sex wedding.   But now 45 out of the 53 people have jumped bail and have warrants out for their arrest, reports the Daily Post.   Police prosecutor, Sergeant Mannir Nasir, told the court on Monday that only eight out of the 53 people had turned up to court.   He has applied for bench warrants to arrest the other 45 people.   Defence lawyer Yunusa Umar said most of the accused were students, and claimed they had been celebrating a birthday and not a same-sex union.   A...
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GaySA Radio News Monday 8 May

DNA tests confirm murdered lesbian women’s identity Gay Men In Indonesia Arrested For Having Porn, Forced To Take HIV Tests Debra Messing wants to make America gay again   DNA tests confirm murdered lesbian women’s identity   DNA tests have confirmed that the lesbian woman whose burnt out body was discovered in Kroonstad a few weeks ago was indeed that of Nonki Smous.   This confirmation ends weeks of uncertainty with the family.   Local activist Nthabiseng Mokanyne told GaySA Radio that the funeral will be held on 13 May.   Full details of the daily prayer service and funeral arrangements can be found on the GaySA Radio Facebook page.   Own reporter   Gay Men In Indonesia Arrested For Having Porn, Forced To Take HIV Tests   A recent raid targeting gay men in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city, continues to threaten the rights of the country’s LGBT community.   Human Rights Watch reports that neighbors tipped off police who raided two hotel rooms where 14 men had gathered.   The men were detained while police confiscated condoms, cell phones, and a...
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