A workshop on gays gives insight

2019-07-25 06:01
Greyson Thela from Gender Dynamix giving a talk on transgender and access to services during the Kasi Pride Information Session and Dialogue.PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

Greyson Thela from Gender Dynamix giving a talk on transgender and access to services during the Kasi Pride Information Session and Dialogue.PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

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Different community members from businesses, churches and residents were educated about the gay community during the Kasi Pride Information Session and Dialogue, at Endlovini Community Hall, New Crossroads, on Friday 19 July.

The dialogue was organised by Glamorous Events and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

Speakers from different organisations spoke about what makes the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community.

Luxolo Ndlovu of Glamorous Events said this was the second dialogue. He said the reason for hosting such events is to try and educate people in the townships about the gay community.

“After seeing a lot of killings of gay people and the corrective rape of lesbians in our townships I saw a need to educate our people about the gay community,” he said.

They invited parents who have gay children, saying that some problems start at homes where parents do not accept their gay children.

Ndlovu said the dialogue was very interesting because people opened up and asked questions they have been having about gays. They left with a lot of information which they will share with others.

He said the event was successful because they managed to get the audience they were targeting.

Ndlovu said they are hoping to have more similar dialogues.

Reverend Yvonne Daki said the workshop was important for the community because as an individual she learned a lot from it.

“We are all children of God and he does not separate us because of our sexual preferences and we should also not discriminate one another,” said Daki.

She said she hopes more dialogues will be held and that she will share what she learned with other pastors.

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