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Queer Politics, Queer Politics, Social Movements, South Africa

Free Gender: supporting older lesbians

We often forget about older lesbians many of whom have never been able to come out and even now find it much more difficult than younger sisters. So it is great that Free Gender, a group of young Queer sisters based in Khayelitsha township, Cape Town, have chosen to acknowledge and celebrate “older and wise lesbians”

they are invisible, yet so present
speaking in tongues only few can
they dance to the rhythms of drums
they awaken to the beat
of my feet
touching the soil
I call them my spirits
their voices cannot be ignored
they are calling my name.

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