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.”