I was just forwarded a shocking link to a petition to STOP “Corrective Rape” in, but not limited to, South Africa. You can read the short blurb on the website, or read what’s posted below.

‘Corrective rape’, the vicious practice of raping lesbians to ‘cure’ their sexuality, is a crisis in South Africa.

They need your help. In just a few weeks they’ve gotten 150,000 signatures. After 500,000 signatures, they will send it to South African activists.

swradioafrica.com states:

Although persecution of gays and lesbians is on the increase, very few victims are prepared to speak publicly about the attacks because of the stigma surrounding the issue of homosexuality.

With the support of local villagers, lesbians can be raped by men, and gay men can be raped by women to try to cure them. These NEED to recognized as hate crimes and solved as quickly as possible. Go to avaaz.org and on the right hand side simply put in your name, email address, and country and press submit to get the attention of officials and give African activists the anti they need to fight this disgusting practice.

ESPN Special on “Corrective Rape”


Watch the video above where ESPN talks about South African lesbian soccer players that were raped because of their sexuality.