Topics :: "corrective" rape

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"Corrective Rape" Against Lesbians Rises in South Africa

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 7, 2014
The practice of "corrective rape" against lesbians is on the rise in South Africa, even as activists demand an end.

Youth Minister Won’t Serve a Day for Raping the Gay Away

By EDGE | Wednesday Sep 11, 2013
An Iowa youth pastor convicted of having sex with teenage boys to "help them with homosexual urges" received a 17-year prison sentence last week, which was suspended provided he undergoes sex offender treatment while on probation.

’Corrective Rape?’ :: Woman Alleges Homophobic Slurs, Sexual Assault After Leaving Orlando Gay Club

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Aug 27, 2013
An unidentified woman claimed that she was subjected to rape by three men who uttered anti-lesbian epithets and the declaration, "I’ll show you how a real man feels."

HIV Skyrockets in So. African Lesbians From "Corrective Rape"

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
Ten percent of lesbians in South African are HIV-positive, with the practice of "corrective rape" the likely cause, a recent study suggests.

Rapist Targets Brooklyn Lesbians

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 25, 2013
After a lesbian was raped in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the New York City Anti-Violence Project is holding Community Safety Nights.

S. African Lesbian’s Body Found in Trash Bin

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 14, 2011
The body of a missing lesbian in a Cape Town, South Africa, township was discovered in a trash bin a year after she disappeared. A neighbor stands accused of raping and murdering her after she refused to have sex with him.

Lesbians Suffer Rapes and Killings in S. Africa

By Donna Bryson | Tuesday May 10, 2011
They found Noxolo Nogwaza’s body in a drainage ditch choked with trash and high reeds. The lesbian activist had been repeatedly stabbed with broken glass, and beaten so severely with chunks of concrete that her teeth had been knocked out.

South Africans Decry Rapes of Lesbians

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa | Tuesday Mar 15, 2011
Rights activists are speaking out against rapes targeting lesbians in South Africa.

’Corrective Rape’ Still A Threat to South African Lesbians

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Mar 8, 2011
Lesbians in South Africa are still faced with the danger of "corrective rape" at the hands of homophobic men.
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