In South Africa, LGBTQ bigotry raises concern of ‘corrective’ rape

Rates of rape are extremely high in South Africa and LGBTQ women are sometimes targeted for what is known as “corrective” rape, where men allegedly believe forced sex can change a woman’s sexuality. Women who identify as lesbians are considered primary targets, but non-traditional gender expression broadens the number of individuals within the LGBTQ community who may experience “corrective” rape.

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How Each Democratic Candidate for Illinois Governor Would Advance Queer Justice

Support for LGBTQ equality is practically a prerequisite for running on the Democratic ticket in the race to be the next governor of Illinois. So it’s not surprising that at a recent forum the candidates – State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), Madison County Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber, anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman, businessman Chris Kennedy, and venture capitalist J. B. Pritzker – agreed on the basics. But their answers revealed subtle distinctions that LGBTQ voters are sure to notice.

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