Video: Quest for LGBTI respect in South Africa

Mofokeng practises playing soccer in the backyard of her home in her spare time. (Jiayan Shi/MEDLL)

By Jiayan Jenny Shi

Matshidiso Mofokeng is a lesbian feminist and soccer player in South Africa. Living in a patriarchal society, Mofokeng has experienced discrimination because of her sexuality. Now she is a member of Chosen FEW, a lesbian soccer team that works in sports to end homophobia and other forms of discrimination.

Photo at top: Mofokeng practices soccer Feb. 10  in the backyard where she meets lesbian friends in Vosloorus. (Jiayan Jenny Shi/MEDILL)