The Gay & Lesbian Network recently held a Night Vigil at St Alphege’s Church is Scottsville. The Vigil was held to raise awareness on the plight of hate crimes affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community. Survivors, advocates and allies joined together to speak out against these and other hate crimes which plague society. Candles were lit, prayers were said and hymns were sung in a plea to stop the violence.
Hate crimes affect people from all walks of life and take many forms, including physical attacks, threats and verbal abuse. People may be a victim of a hate crime due to their sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, religion or disability. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a hate crime, please come forward and we can help you. Contact the Gay & Lesbian Network on 033 342 6165 or visit our website www.gaylesbian.org.za for more information.
The Gay & Lesbian Network also has a free counselling service. We offer face to face counselling, as well as online/over the phone counselling. Our services also include HIV Testing and Counselling. For free counselling, please call our helpline number on 086 033 3331 or SMS “HELP” to 079 891 3036 and we will call you back. Helpline operates from 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday.