Pietermaritzburg, 20 February 2014

The Gay and Lesbian Network is hosting a hate crimes exhibition which is taking place from 7 February – 7 March 2014 at the KwaZulu Natal Museum, 237 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg. The purpose of the exhibition is to provide a space to educate and create awareness about hate crimes. The exhibition would also encourage individuals and communities to take the initiative to report such incidents should they experience or witness it.


The exhibition comprises panels of personal stories and testimonies, photographs, campaign posters, videos, fact sheets and a hate crime resource booklet. There will also be a number of events which would be part of the exhibition and includes:


Hate crime against lesbians: Reclaiming the L-Word


Guests include:

  • Dr Alleyn Diesel editor of Reclaiming the L-Word
  • Dr Heidi van Rooyen
  • Kokeletso Legoete – Media and Advocacy Coordinator from Iranti
  • Poetry by Londeka Ngubane
    Date: 27 February @ 10am
    Venue: KZN Museum, Pringle Hall, 237 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg

Interfaith discussion of religion and sexuality, from a Muslim and Christian perspective. Guests include:

  • Imam Mushin Henricks from The Inner Circle, Cape Town
  • Professor Gerald West from University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
    Date: 3 March @ 10am
    Venue: KZN Museum, Ingede Hall, 237 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg