Rugby for lesbians in South Africa

Rugby for lesbians in South Africa
Photo Credit To Rugby against corrective rape

In Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township, a new rugby team has come together to fight hate and discrimination.

The Khayelitsha Cats are an all-lesbian team determined to raise awareness of the targeted rape and murder of gay men and lesbians in South Africa.

Team Captain Xoliswa Jubeju tells our colleague Christian Parkinson:

I had a bad experience with my family. I had to sleep with a boy to prove to them that I am a girl.

I started this team – the Khayelitsha Cats – because some people don’t even want to accept the word ‘lesbian’ or ‘gay’. We are trying to change that.”


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