South African Activist Zanele Muholi Receives a French Knighthood

Visual activist Zanele Muholi has received  France's premier cultural award the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres - loosely translated as a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. Muholi has dedicated her life to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in South Africa and internationally.



Lesbians are at risk of getting killed in South Africa (file photo).

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  • South Africa:   Profile - Zanele Muholi

    IFEX, 1 December 2015

    Photographer Zanele Muholi describes herself as a 'visual activist', responding to anti-gay violence using her portraits of black lesbian women to empower them and provide a… Read more »