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Blog: South Africa's townships still not safe for gay, lesbian and transgender people

Headline Title:  Blog: Hate crime causes fear in South Africa's townships 05 October 2012 Bontle Khalo is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights activist in KwaThema — a South African township once known as a haven for the LGBTI community but today notorious for hate crimes against them. Khalo is a full-time volunteer for the Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee (EPOC), which she co-founded in 2009.The murders were not too far apart. Girly Nkosi was in 2009, Eudy Simelane was 2008.  Before that, I wouldn't say I was an activist, I also didn't know…

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