Simon Nkoli



Simon Nkoli | SDGLN | 14148

LGBTQ Nation reminds us of the life and achievements of Simon Nkoli, a South African anti-apartheid, gay rights and AIDS activist who is seen as the founder of South Africa’s black gay movement.

An activist in the 1970s, Nkoli was arrested in the student uprisings against apartheid. In 1979, he joined the Congress of South African Students and the United Democratic Front. In 1983, Nkoli founded the Saturday Group, South Africa’s first regional gay black organization.



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