Hayden Horner
3 minute read
3 Jul 2020
11:09 am

Lifeline thrown to LGBTQI+ community

Hayden Horner

'LGBTQI+ community, tend to be disproportionately affected by the wider implications of the current Covid-19 situation,' says Booley.

South Africa has one the world’s most liberal and inclusive constitutions when it comes to gay rights, and yet members of the LGBTQI+ community remain vulnerable to a plethora of injustices. From unemployment and homelessness to stigma, rejection and discrimination – the gay community continues to slip through the crack when it comes to the roll-out of essential services. Espousing the belief that there’s nothing wrong with asking for help when you need it, a Cape Town-based rights activist has created a much-needed resource centre for all gay men and women. The Citizen chatted to Ashraf Booley about his new...