Dr Beverly Palesa Ditsie, “Because you reside in a long lineage of leaders who believe that civil rights must begin as human rights. Because you have stared down threats to your own well-being in your commitment to social justice. Because you have blended artistry with activism in order to raise awareness and create social change… ”
We at impepho press would like to say THANK YOU! You deserve all your flowers! We are, because you have fought to make sure we can All be!
Dr Beverley Palesa Ditsie is a lesbian activist and filmmaker. She is co-founder of the gay rights organization, Gay and Lesbian Organisation of the Witwatersrand (GLOW) and is also the first person to address the United Nations regarding LGBT issues.
“I just did what I knew needed to be done. From the very first Pride march and absolutely everything else since then, I just do what feels needs to be done.” – Dr Beverly Palesa Ditsie
Listen to the in-depth interview 702’s Phemelo Motene below:
I was going through so much in this moment. I'm nodding cause I'm thinking wow, yeah, I did all that.
I'm starting to believe, even though it still feels unreal.
@ClaremontGraduateUni thank you once again. @lwilliamsPhD, @this_natalia #familylove. pic.twitter.com/UbbiR5Q8Qo
— queerlivesmatter (@bevditsie) June 23, 2019