Celebrating Pride, #RTT discusses LGBTQI+ recent wins and losses
Written by YFM on 29th Oct 2019
With thousands celebrating Johannesburg Pride this past weekend and this being the longest-running pride event on the continent, it was only befitting for The Round Table Talks on #YMornings to highlight key factors in the LGBTQ+ community.
On the African continent, South Africa leads the way in LGBTQ+ marriage equality and legal protection against discrimination. South Africa was, in fact, the first country in the world to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation and the fifth to legalize same-sex marriage. On paper, this country is a haven for people in the LGBTQ+ community, but how do written policies translate to lived experiences.
#YMornings had a panel of amazing guests in-studio who helped listeners understand and dissect how far South Africa is with LGBTQ+ equality and if any progress has been made in normalising queer voices and dispelling stereotypes, discrimination, and prejudice within this community in our country.
Kwezilomso Mbandazayo – Women’s Rights and Gender Justice Programme Manager at Oxfam South Africa
Welcome Lishivha – Arts & Lifestyle Co-Editor at City Press and co-founder of Bare Stories
Leroy Marc – Presenter – Lawyer | TV |Radio| Presenter | MC |
Jenna Bayer – Counselling Psychologist