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LGBTI Events Events

Past Events

10 am – 6 pm
Women's Jail, Constitution Hill
Please join us for the first Africa Trans* Visibility Day. The event seeks to raise awareness and create a safe space that embraces trans* bodies.
5:30 – 8:30
Boundless City – 129 Fox Street, Johannesburg
This thought-provoking dialogue will unpack the dynamics of pleasure, power and violence within same-sex and gender-nonconforming partnerships.
4:30 – 7:30
Human Rights Room, Old Fort, Constitution Hill
Join us to celebrate and learn from the life of Simon Nkoli, an icon of the LGBTI, HIV and anti-apartheid movements.
9 am
Meadowlands Zone 2 Park
Soweto Pride will return to Meadowlands in honour of hate crime victims. The theme of the event is 'Our Lives Matter – Safety, Justice and Freedom Are Our Rights'. Join us in celebration of our queer identities and to demand justice all South Africans.
Various screening times
Bamboo Hall, Kgorong Building, Muckleneuk Campus
UNISA is pleased to announce its Film Festival on Gender and Sexual Diversity. The programme includes a range of documentaries and feature films, as well as a colloquium.
14:00 - 16:00
Humanities Common Room, C-Ring 319, Kingsway Campus, University of Johannesburg
Dr Oluwafemi Adeagbo, a post-doctoral research fellow at CSDA, will present on his PhD findings. He will be joined in conversation by Johan Meyer, Health Manager at OUT-LBGT Wellbeing.
Various locations across the Wits campus
Wits Pride is an annual week-long event, focusing on advocacy against heterosexism and cissexism, and on creating safe spaces. This year's theme is 'People Change Spaces'. Be sure to come along and show your support for diversity.
13:00 - 14:00
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Senate House, Braamfontein Campus East
The next instalment of the Safe Zones @ Wits Public Lecture Series will be given by Navan Govender. The lecture will look at negotiating gendered representations of sexuality through critical literacy.
13:00 - 14:00
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Senate House, Braamfontein Campus East
The next instalment of the Safe Zones @ Wits Public Lecture Series will be given by Justice Edwin Cameron.
13:00 - 14:00
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Senate House, Braamfontein Campus East
The next instalment of the Safe Zones @ Wits Public Lecture Series will be given by Dr Malose Langa and Dr Peace Kiguwa.
The Bioscope, 286 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct
The Bioscope Independent Cinema, in partnership with Goethe-Institut Südafrika, is please to announce a new LGBTI film festival: NOT GAY AS IN HAPPY, BUT QUEER AS IN FUCK YOU.
13:15 - 15:15
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Senate House, Braamfontein Campus East
The Wits Transformation and Employment Equity Office invites you to take part in a roundtable discussion on online social space as sites of violence and prejudice.
6:00 pm
The Bioscope, 286 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct
The Hate Crimes Working Group invites you to a free screening of award-winning documentary African Pride.
6 pm - 8 pm
Wits University East Campus, Senate House Basement Room 3
Join feminist and activist Kholoud Bidak for dialogue on recent events in Egypt.
14, 15, 16 August at 8 pm, 17 August at 3.30 pm.
Popart Centre, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg
A new cabaret by Robert Colman & Robert Whitehead that tells the story of South Africa's 'Stonewall' - a police raid on a gay party in Forest Town, Johannesburg in 1966 (and recorded in the GALA archives).
18:00 for 18:30
Six Museum, 25A Buitenkant Street
Cape Town book Launch for "Sex in Transition: Remaking Gender and Race in South Africa", by Amanda Lock Swarr, happening this Monday, 14 July 2014, at the District Six Museum.
Cinema Nouveau Rosebank and V&A
Out in Africa is back! The festival is again offering up an exciting selection of award-winning films from across the world. Come along and support this important event.
6 pm
Wits Art Museum
Join the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, Zanele Muholi and Gabrielle Le Roux for the opening of Queer & Trans Art-iculations. A keynote address will be given by Dr Pregs Govender (SA HRC) along with performances by Muholi and friends.
11-11:30 am
Museum Africa
Queer Africa is being featured at the 2013 Jozi Book Fair. Join us for an interesting and thought-provoking conversation about queerness in writing.
1:30 pm
U11 Umthombo Building, the University of the Witwatersrand
Join Gabriel Khan, GALA's youth and education officer, for this special presentation as part of the Wits Transformation Office's 'Who Do You Think You Are?' lecture series.
6pm - 8pm
Graduate Seminar Room, Southwest Engineering, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand
The Wits Centre for Diversity Studies and the Transformation Office invite you to a public talk by acclaimed academic Jack Halberstam. Don't miss this thought-provoking and engaging talk by one of the world's leading gender theorists.
2:30pm - 4pm
Women's Jail, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein
This exhibition traces the history of the persecution of homosexuals during the Nazi regime, but also examines the protection of sexual minorities in South Africa. Join speakers Dr Lutz van Dijk & Mr Kayum Ahmed for this launch of this fascinating event.
2:30 pm - 5 pm
Women's Jail, Constitution Hill
Join Dr Klaus Mueller for a special screening of the award-winning film Paragraph 175. The film examines the widespread persecution of homosexual men by the Nazi regime and features previously unseen personal testimonies from those who survived the camps.
The Atlantic Philanthropies: 2nd Floor, 160 Jan Smuts, Rosebank
University of KwaZulu-Natal Press and Atlantic Philanthropies are launching an exciting new publication, How To Be A Real Gay: Gay Identities in Small-town South Africa.
V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and Hyde Park, Johannesburg
The third edition of the of the 19th Out In Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, will run from Friday 19th - Sunday 28th October 2012 in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Opening nights will take place on 17th October in JHB and 18th October in CT.
Zoo Lake Sports Club
Joburg Pride, the African continent’s first and largest annual LGBTI celebration, will take place at the Zoo Lake Sports Club on Saturday, 6 October.
Credo Mutwa Park
Soweto Pride is aimed at publically expressing and celebrating our identities, activism and resilience as black lesbian women.
Puk Campus
The first-ever Potchefstroom Gay Pride will be held on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 at North-West University’s Puk Campus.
UJ Con Cowan Theatre
University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture ups the ante on fabulous with more than just fluff and pink feathers thanks to its THATSOGAY theatre festival.
Various locations
This year’s Drama for Life Sex Actually festival includes for the first time a full LGBTI programme.



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