Behind the Mask is a non-profit website magazine on gay and lesbian affairs in Africa, which aims to empower and support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in Africa - politically, culturally, socially and economically, by the gathering of information. The site offers a comprehensive picture of GLBT issues throughout the continent, including news, local information, and further resources. Highly recommended! http://www.mask.org.za
Different Rainbows: Same-Sex Sexualities and Popular Movements in the
Essays edited by Peter Drucker. SA journalist Mark Gevisser
on 'Mandela's stepchildren: homosexual identity in post-apartheid
Queer Nations: Marginal Sexualities In
Essays on sexualities in
Heart Of Lavender: In Search Of Gay Africa
By Eugene J. Patron, published in Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, Fall 1995. Also online: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/pwh/patron-africhomo.html
Leading site on Egyptian gay issues, based in
Triangle Project: Triangle Project is a Cape Town-based organization whose vision is to develop visible and confident lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people in communities that are in control of their mental, physical and emotional health. Their purpose is to empower gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenderd persons through health and social development programmes that promote individual and community well-being and pride, and build individual and community capacity. Triangle offers Medical Services and HIV testing and counseling; The Gay & Lesbian Helpline; Face-to-face Counselling; Support & Discussion Groups; a Library Service; and Training & Development Programmes including a variety of workshops and training programs including courses in personal growth; counselling skills; safer sex, HIV/AIDS; sexuality and gender issues.
UCT - GLBT Student Organisation at the
A website at the
and Gay Equality Project (
Formerly the National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality, the new Lesbian and Gay Equality Project is a civil and human rights group that lobbies against discriminatory practices by government and the private sector. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender and martital status is specifically outlawed in the Bill of Rights chapter of the South African Constitution (1996).
provides a permanent institutional home for the wide range of historical and
archival material relating to gay and lesbian experience in
The official website of the Durban Lesbian and Gay Community and Health Centre. The organisation empowers the lgbt community by providing services, support and training to enable them to claim their rights to equality, dignity and freedom within the context of transformation.
Q on-line: A commercial site maintained by the Mail & Guardian Weekly that has a mix of information, news, discussion groups, etc.
A site “dedicated to all those in the
world who have discovered that to be gay is to be
human; and to those in
Al-Fatiha Foundation is dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their allies, families and friends.
A Special Interest Group of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The Rainbow SIG is comprised of diverse members of NAFSA whose goals are to counsel international students and study abroad students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered; to support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered professionals in international education; to combat homophobia, heterosexism and transphobia within NAFSA.
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
The mission of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, and/or HIV status. A US-based non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), IGLHRC effects this mission through advocacy, documentation, coalition building, public education, and technical assistance.
The International Lesbian and Gay Association
The International Lesbian and Gay Association, founded in 1978, is a world-wide federation of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people everywhere.