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Pan Africa ILGA urges authorities to investigate anti-LGBTQ, anti-intersex murders

Pan Africa ILGA once again urged authorities across the continent to investigate the murders of LGBTQ and intersex people and to work to reduce violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Strictly Come Dancing star Johannes Radebe on creating ‘safe haven’ with LGBT+ community centre The Outside Project: ‘I wish I had grown up with a refuge I could run to’
supports HTML5 videoEver since Johannes Radebe joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, he has been a firm fan-favourite among viewers, delighting with his extraordinary talent and contagious zest for life.The South African dancer has made history on the programme on several occasions, performing an exquisite same-sex routine with Graziano Di Prima in 2019 before two years later, making it to the final of the competition with Great British Bake Off star John Whaite in the show’s first all-male couple.Johannes feels strongly about supporting other members of the LBGT+ community, with his latest venture seeing him joining forces with MADE.com to transform LGBTQIA+ community centre The Outside Project in London, one of the first ever charities to place focus on trans and gender non-conforming people.Metro.co.uk had the opportunity to sit down with Johannes, 35, at The Outside Project to witness the space’s ‘MADEover’ transformation firsthand, which included incorporating a sensory room, a beautifully-organised bookshelf, a lounge area with a TV, powerful artwork on the wall and a clothes rail full of colourful garments.Johannes spoke about the importance of the project to support members of the LGBTQIA+ community who are facing issues including homelessness and feeling endangered, while also opening up about his experience growing up gay in South Africa and how a space like The Outside Project could have impacted him.I just feel like we have all experienced rejection, especially as a part of the LGBTQI+ community. When I heard about what MADE wanted to do, I honestly just wanted to jump on board some of their stories, of course I can relate.
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Home and Away newcomer Rose star's life - Harry Potter fame to LGBT films
Home And Away fans have been enjoying the presence of latest arrival to Summer Bay, Rose Delaney, for a few weeks now.The pretty police officer - played by Kirsty Marillier - is the sister of fellow newcomer Xander Delaney, who is brought to life by former Summer Bay regular and Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth's cousin Luke Van Os, and current character Jasmine Delaney.Kirsty, 32, has made her way to the Bay after carving out her acting career with some enviable roles over the years as she prepared for her stint in soapland.The South African born star is now frequenting screens as Rose but she has applied her skills to different avenues over the years.Kirsty isn't just a force to be reckoned with in the acting department, she's also an award-winning playwright with two of her own works from the Emerging Writers Group at the Sydney Theatre Company currently in production.Her debut effort, Orange Thrower, will get its stage debut in 2022 thanks to the combined resources of the Griffin Theatre Company and the National Theatre Of Paramatta.Kirsty had huge success appearing in the theatre adaptation of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child at Sydney's Griffin Theatre.She previously admitted that taking the part helped her work on her own scripts for her upcoming productions.She said: "A large chunk of writing time took place in my dressing room while playing understudy roles in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child over in Melbourne."The stability of this job meant I was able to write without stress, without time constraints or deadlines.
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