Durban welcomes sixth Feather Awards Dialogue


feathers_durbanThe sixth Chevrolet Feather Awards Dialogue takes place in Durban on Friday 22 July.

This year, the annual awards ceremony is marking its eighth anniversary by travelling to eight provinces to engage with communities about LGBTI issues and challenges.

The dialogues are hosted in partnership with long standing sponsors Chevrolet and Films and Publications Board, joined by the Thami Dish Foundation, an education foundation founded by Thami Kotlolo, who is also the co-founder of the Awards.

“This year’s theme is ‘it took a community to get here’ and this is true to the journey of the Feathers’. We have enjoyed support from various sectors and societies and now the time has come to pay it forward,” said Kotlolo.

“These dialogues are only one facet of the broader vision and the growth path we are following. As the Chevy Feather Awards team we believe there is a need to share our platform with communities. It is also important to have conversations that many are afraid to have and to play a role in changing ideologies.”

The next Dialogue will be held in Durban on the theme of: “A sex generation” – looking at sex and sexuality among young LGBTI people today and associated issues such as exploring sexuality safely in the bedroom and online as well as the representation of sex and sexuality in the media.

The event will be facilitated by Lumko Johnson and is scheduled to include speakers from the Durban Gay and Lesbian Health Centre, OUT LGBT Well-being, Film and Publication Board, Gauteng Aids Council, Trans Wellness Project, Foundation for Human Rights and the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition.

All from the LGBTI community are welcome to attend and participate.

The Friday 22 July event starts at 3pm and runs until 5pm. The venue is the Protea Hotel Edward, Durban. is a proud supporter of the Chevrolet Feather Awards Dialogues.

Date: Friday 22 July
Venue: Protea Hotel Edward, Durban
Time: 3 – 5pm.
Theme: A sex generation
Speakers from: Durban Gay and Lesbian Health Centre; OUT LGBT Well-being; Film and Pubication Board; Gauteng Aids Council; Trans Wellness Project; Foundation for Human Rights; and the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition.

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