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[LISTEN] 'Stonewall riots gave us a vision of what was possible', says activist

12 June 2019 3:35 PM
Tags:
LGBT
Equality
LGBTIQ

Dr Bev Ditsie talks about the 1969 protest and its impact on the pursuit for equality of the LGBTIQ community.

America's Stonewall riot in 1969 has been marked as a global catalyst for the rights of the LGBTIQ community.

This month marks its 50th commemoration.

Taking a look at the impact of the protest and how it has informed the current fight for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across the world, Claremont Graduate University's Dr Bev Ditsie sat down with Azania Mosaka about what more needs to be done.

READ: Victory for LGBTIQ community as Botswana court decriminalises homosexuality

She explains that the level of discrimination still faced, even with the laws in place, robs one of their humanity and dignity as a human being.

Penalising people on the basis of their sexual orientation is preposterous.

Dr Bev Ditsie - Activist

The stonewall riots ultimately gave a lot of us a vision of what was possible.

Dr Bev Ditsie - Activist

What the riots did is give us an impetus.

Dr Bev Ditsie - Activist

She says while society is seemingly embracing LGBTIQ communities, there is still more that needs to be done.

What we neglect to understand is that while you have on one hand a law that is meant to be protecting all minorities and people, you also have attitudes that are on the ground that continue to prevail.

Dr Bev Ditsie - Activist

It is not just how they feel but it is the violence that is meted against very innocent people. The attacks continue, the attacks toward transgender people, non-binary...

Dr Bev Ditsie - Activist

While you may have a law that is there to protect, the attitudes on the ground need to be dealt with and that for me is the next frontier.

Dr Bev Ditsie - Activist

Click on the link below to hear the full conversation....


12 June 2019 3:35 PM
Tags:
LGBT
Equality
LGBTIQ

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