The Broken Rainbow
Episodes in this series
Spending the festive season with chosen family15 December 2020 | 18 Minute Listen
Being rejected by families because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression is common for the LGBTQIA+ community in South Africa. While many of us prepare to spend the festive season with our families, many members of this marginalised community have to find love elsewhere. In the fourth episode of The Broken Rainbow, we speak to some members of this minority group to find out why they can’t go home and choose to celebrate the December holidays with chosen family.
Celebrating Africa's biggest Pride event with Dr Bev Ditsie27 October 2020 | 13 Minute Listen
As the country observes Pride Month, we look at how the first ever pride march hosted in South Africa in 1990 became the catalyst for the decriminalisation of homosexuality and acknowledgment of the LGBTQIA+ community in the country. We speak to one of the founders of the march, Dr Palesa Bev Ditsie, who takes us down memory lane of the birth of what is now known as Africa’s biggest Pride event.
Transwomen with no safe healthcare16 August 2020 | 18 Minute Listen
Transgender people are so often misunderstood, there isn't even sufficient healthcare for them in the public health system. In the second episode of The Broken Rainbow, EWN looks at how at times transpeople are understood, but not always - including prescribing them questionable medication.
Hated for being lesbian01 August 2020 | 15 Minute Listen
Hated for being lesbian is the podcast’s first episode that looks at issue of so-called “corrective rape” (correctively known as punitive or hate rape). The episode looks at why South Africa, a country that has been labelled one the rape capitals of the world numerous times, can never have accurate figures on how widespread the raping and murdering of lesbian women is. As the country celebrates women this women’s month, survivors of punitive rape share why they don’t trust the judicial system and explain they don’t feel represented in the fight against gender-based violence.