Mail & Guardian
The Mail & Guardian newspaper has announced a partnership with the Other Foundation, for a journalistic fellowship focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) issues across the region.
From April 2016, the fellowship has placed a mid-level journalist in the newsroom, for consistent coverage of diverse topics and voices that reflect the realities of LGBTI people’s lives in southern Africa.
PLUS. The LGBTI+ Business Network
“LGBTI people bear the brunt of economic exclusion. Here we are talking about the intersectionality between race, gender, and class. You could not find people that are more discriminated against, than the LGBTI community” Bonang Mohale, Country Chairman of Shell South Africa, and, Champion of PLUS. the LGBTI+ Business Network.
Incubated by the Other Foundation, PLUS. the LGBTI+ Business Network is Africa’s first LGBTI business network and is aimed at the economic empowerment of LGBTI people.
Approached by Facebook in 2017 to work together to improve the online safety of LGBTI people, we co-convened a gathering of leading LGBTI activist groups at Facebook’s Africa regional office in Johannesburg. It was a rare opportunity for representatives of many LGBTI groups to directly engage Facebook about issues affecting sexual minorities in Africa.
In 2018, the Other Foundation also supported Facebook’s Safer Internet Day promotions regarding parenting, cyber bullying and suicide prevention.