Meet the contestants at Lesotho’s first drag beauty pageant

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I ask Maoeng what would happen if he and other men were to walk around the streets of Maseru in drag. He looks at me for a moment and then says, ‘There would be homophobic name-callings. And violence. I think people would do something bad to us.’

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‘Mathabiso Mosala: 50 years of activism in Lesotho

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“Despite her age, Mosala speaks with clarity and strength, and holds her listener in a steady gaze. She has many stories to tell. For the past five decades, she has been at the forefront of the Lesotho National Council of Women (LNCW), a coalition of women’s organisations that has worked tirelessly over the years to advocate for the rights of women in Lesotho, and to provide them with meaningful skills, opportunities and training.”

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