I divorced my husband and married the au pair


When Michele Macfarlane started to lose her eyesight, she got an au pair to help with the children. But she fell in love with the younger woman and realized she was gay Michele Macfarlane: ‘You can be gay and not realise it at all.’ What is an au pair?  A young foreign person, typically aContinue reading “I divorced my husband and married the au pair”

Black like me


By: Belinda Shange/Mail & Guardian(Johannesburg,South Africa) In a “post-racial” era one would think that colourism — discrimination based on one’s skin tone — is no longer an issue. You would think that such a phenomenon is a childhood memory where one was relegated to the periphery of the playground having been marked as mnyamane(blackie), tar baby, nkwishela (equivalentContinue reading “Black like me”

Zimmerman: Now What?


Florida’s stand your law ground has allowed another murderer to walk.   Zimmerman isn’t the first, he is simply the person YOU know about.     Trayvon Martin isn’t the first person of color killed in Florida under the law.he is simply the person your familiar with. This seventeen year old was killed last yearContinue reading “Zimmerman: Now What?”

French gay Muslims: Muhammad would approve of our marriage


A Muslim who became the first French man to marry his same sex partner in an Islamic religious ceremony has said that if the prophet Muhammad were alive today he would be happy to marry same sex couples.Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed (right) and his partner, Qiyaammudeen Jantjies-Zahed Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed was born in Algeria in 1977 and movedContinue reading “French gay Muslims: Muhammad would approve of our marriage”

OUT in Africa


From one African to others: “To discriminate against our sisters and brothers who are lesbian or gay on grounds of their sexual orientation for me is as totally unacceptable and unjust as apartheid ever was”  – Bishop Desmond Tutu Unfortunately, many in Africa do not share Desmond Tutu’s position. In Africa homosexuality is illegal for menContinue reading “OUT in Africa”

Man held after attack on alleged goat rapist


A Western Cape(South Africa) farmer is behind bars for allegedly trying to cut off his neighbour’s testicles for raping his goat. The alleged animal rapist, whose name is known to the Daily Voice, was literally caught with his pants down by another neighbour on Sunday morning. The shocked woman claims she watched in horror asContinue reading “Man held after attack on alleged goat rapist”