The exhibition will also encourage individuals and communities to take the initiative to report such incidents should they experience or witness it.

The exhibition comprises panels of personal stories and testimonies, photographs, campaign posters, videos, fact sheets and a hate crime resource booklet.

The following are events that will be take place as part of the exhibition:

Panel discussion on hate crimes against lesbians. This will include a discussion on the book by Alleyn Diesel “Claiming the L-Word” – 27 February @ 11am @ KZN Museum

Interfaith discussion on religion and sexuality from Muslim and Christian perspective. Speakers: Iman Mushin Hendricks & Professor Gerald West: 3 March @ 10am @ KZN Museum

Documentaries. These will screened throughout the day at the exhibition: It Gets Better South, The History of LGBT Rights at the UN, Paragraph 175, and Fitrah – @ KZN Museum

Drama performance on hate crimes – 6 March @ 6pm. Venue to be confirmed.

Gender & Sexuality and Hate Crime workshops @ 10am @ KZN Museum

Tours are available to schools and groups. For more information please contact Zama Khanyile at 033 342 6165 / info@gaylesbiankzn.org.