13/05/2014 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
| SOUTH AFRICA
It’s been reported that South African Olympic silver medallist Caster Semenya is set to marry her fiancée Violet Raseboya.
The Sunday Sun claims that Caster’s elders visited Raseboya’s family in Polokwane two weeks ago to discuss lobola ahead of tying the knot. >>>
26/10/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Nwando Achebe writes that “woman-to-woman marriage in Africa has absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality” (emphasis, hers)…and I actually agree with this…kind of. While I strongly believe in pre-colonial lesbian secret societies littered across the African continent, at the risk of falling into the trap of Eurocentric and Western (mis)understanding of African social institutions, it should be made clear that the institution in which women were allowed to marry women was not created to facilitate gay marriage. >>>