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14 March 2017
To assess the depth and nature of social exclusion of LGBTI people across southern Africa and better understand how LGBTI groups are organizing to transform that reality, the Other Foundation commissioned studies of ten countries in southern Africa.
27 February 2017
The hate speech trial against Jon Qwelane starts at the South Gauteng High Court on 6 March 2017
30 January 2017
Get to know our new Director, Keval Harie.
01 December 2016
On 29 November OUT LGBTI Well-being and the Love Not Hate Campaign released their report on hate crimes against LGBTI people in South Africa.
14 November 2016
Guest post: Archiving an Icon - GALA’s Simon Nkoli Collection by Linda Chernis
27 October 2016
Mail & Guardian interview with Makhosazana Xaba
24 October 2016
GALA is recruiting for a new Director for 2017.
16 September 2016
GALA is seeking to employ a new Program Manager.
13 September 2016
On Saturday 10 September, the Municipality of Ekurhuleni hosted its 8th annual Pride event in the Vosloorus Stadium. The LGBTI community of Ekurhuleni has been under regular threat of hate crimes, and this was therefore a focal message communicated by thi
07 September 2016
The Home Affairs Department says it wants to prioritise sensitivity training among its officials to improve the quality of services given to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex(LGBTI) people.
18 August 2016
GALA has expanded their wonderful team with five exceptional recruits read this article to find out more about them.
19 November 2015
GALA is currently inviting applications for the position of Programmes Manager, based in Johannesburg.
20 October 2015
GALA fully supports the #FeesMustFall protest movement. We believe that education is a fundamental human right, not a privilege, and stand in solidarity with all parties working to ensure equitable access to education.
22 September 2015
While You Weren't Looking – the first feature film produced by the Out in Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – will be released in local cinemas on Friday 2 October. Be sure to catch this proudly South African film on the big screen!
14 September 2015
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Xolile Sane 'Malume' Mabuza. Malume fought courageously for the rights of LGBTI people in Swaziland, and will be remembered for his contribution to the struggle for trans rights in Africa.
02 September 2015
Triangle Project, the oldest LGBTI organisation in the Western Cape, needs your support. Please donate today to the #SaveTriangle campaign. Every little amount helps. By showing your support, you will be helping to safeguard LGBTI rights in South Africa.
01 September 2015
On 28 August, the Constitutional Court heard the case of Ecclesia de Lange. A former Methodist minister, Ecclesia was suspended in 2009 after announcing her intention to marry her same-sex partner. Judgement is expected in the next few weeks.
15 August 2015
Gender DynamiX has released a press statement expressing their concern at the problematic reporting by the Sowetan newspaper on the ANC Women’s League resolution to extend membership to transgender women. You can read the full press release here.
23 June 2015
High Commission of Canada, GALA, and WITS Centre for Diversity Studies invite you to the screening of "Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride". The screening will be followed by a discussion with executive producer Charlie David and local activists.
01 June 2015
GALA's Makhosazana Xaba and four first time writers have just published a groundbreaking series in South African Labour Bulletin (Vol 39, No 2, Apr/May 2015) on lesbian women's experiences of discrimination in the workplace.
26 May 2015
GALA board member Melanie Judge congratulates Marriage Equality, BelongTo, GLEN and other organizations and activists for their work to ensure the passing of same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland.
25 April 2015
GALA would like to congratulate the Coalition of African Lesbians on being awarded observer status at the African Commission on Human and People's Rights. This landmark decision will strengthen CAL's ability to advocate on behalf of LGBTI people.
06 February 2015
It with great sadness that GALA learnt of the passing of Mikki van Zyl, a respected comrade and friend. Mikki was a talented scholar, a committed feminist and a passionate defender of human rights, and will be greatly missed by the LGBTI community.
10 November 2014
We are currently inviting applications for the position of Archivist at GALA, based in Johannesburg.
08 November 2014
GALA staff member Khosi Xaba is the joint winner of the Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award 2014.
20 October 2014
It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Gerald Kraak – a beloved friend, comrade, mentor and supporter of the South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) movement.
06 June 2014
GALA's Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction has won the fiction anthology category at the 26th Lambda Literary Awards, making it the first African-produced book to take out a ‘Lammy’.
19 May 2014
GALA partnered with the Alliance Française to celebrate IDAHOT 2014 with an evening of film and discussion. The event was also used to launch A Different Fight for Freedom, a new exhibition exploring the fight for LGBTI rights in South Africa.
05 May 2014
GALA invites applications for the position of Research Manager at the organisation.
09 December 2013
Are you a South African LGBTI organisation or group? Are you interested in the work of the national task team on violence against LGBTI people? If so, you are invited to take part in these upcoming provincial workshops.
30 October 2013
PsySSA has joined as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in the South Gauteng High Court, in a matter that concerns the article entitled "Call me names, but gay is not ok", written by Jon Qwelane.
17 October 2013
On October 14th seven representatives from LGBTI and HIV organizations, including GALA’s Nomancotsho Pakade and Anthony Manion, met with French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler and French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira to discuss a range of issues
04 August 2013
Check out the special blog set up for CAL's Southern Africa planning and skills-building workshop. Live updates will be posted throughout the workshop.
30 January 2013
Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) is inviting applications for the position of archivist (based in Johannesburg). For further details about the position and how to apply, please see the full position description.
17 August 2012
Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action and the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation are pleased to announce the first Colloquium on Challenging Homophobia and Trans-phobia in South African Schools and Promoting Good Practise.

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