29 May '11, 1am

In South Africa's black townships, being gay can be fatal

Saturday May 28, 2011, 5:35 pm "In South Africa's black townships, being gay can be fatal" Um being straight, bi, or anything in-between can potentially be fatal in South Africa's townships! Having been born in and lived in South Africa, I know how horrendous the crime is, and unfortuneately, it is even worse in and around the townships and other poor communities/areas. Also, a long time ago there was a petition to end "corrective" rape of lesbian women in South Africa, the American writers of the petition were outraged and up in arms that the practice of corrective rape there was not legally considered a hate crime. Well of course I signed the petition, I believe the law should be changed, as besides being rape it certainly qualifies as a hate crime; HOWEVER- I promptly researched the law on such a crime in America, and CORRECTIVE RAPE IS NOT CONSIDERED A HATE CRIME IN TH...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/2819854

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