This is a list of the top 11 events concerning to LGBTI people in SA in 2011. It has been compiled by Christina Engela, a trans-woman who lives in the sunny South African city of Port Elizabeth (known as the Windy City) – a tourist haven with an unhealthy preoccupation with apples and whose mascot symbol is a Jackass Penguin – which should give you some idea of what she has to deal with on a daily basis..
The forced passing of the Secrecy Bill, despite country-wide protests and written objections from the public, NPOs, NGOs and political and civil society organisations. This threatens the availability of public information and will prevent human rights abuses from being effectively exposed and countered.
The overturning of the long-awaited Equality Court conviction of homophobic former journalist and current High Commissioner to Uganda, Jon Qwelane, after a 4-year battle to bring the case to resolution.
The soaring levels of so-called "corrective rape" of lesbians and trans people and overall intimidation and violence directed against the LGBTI community, and the apathy of the general public regarding this matter, as well as the inexcusable delays and unnecessary complications in these cases’ reaching a satisfactory conclusion in court.
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