A Lasting Legacy is a collection of works from a writers’ retreat for Coordinators of NACOSA’s Higher Education Institution Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and LGBTI Programme, funded by The Global Fund. “These students were pioneers in a very challenging environment. Their bravery and commitment to breaking down barriers and improving the lived experience of LGBTI students on campus is remarkable. This journal is a celebration of their courage and to the many small but significant strides the programme made in reducing stigma and improving access to essential health services.” – Marieta de Vos, Programme Director
Aiming higher: MSM/LGBTI Higher Education Institution Programme Evaluation Report by Cornelius Louwrens, Frances Slaven, Oleander Muchesa, Sindi Dladla & Stephanie Nowack, Foundation for Professional Development Programme Evaluation Unit for NACOSA and The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) with support from The Global Fund. Published 30 April 2016.
News | 4 Apr 2016
Semakaleng ‘Sma’ Motapho is project coordinator in the higher education men who have sex with men (MSM) combination prevention programme at the University of Venda. The campus, known as Uni-Ven, is in Thohoyandou in Limpopo, the centre of the Vhembe district and an area known for its conservativism and patriarchal attitudes. Being out and running a LGBTI-friendly programme in this environment is extremely challenging. But 27-year-old Sma has made the programme an expression of himself. Sma is openly gay and cross-dresses but doesn’t identify as a woman. “I’m just more comfortable in ‘female’ clothes,” he explains. “I’m just Sma”. He…