At South Africa's conservative Stellenbosch University, social-networking sites have lit up with comment since the student newspaper published a photo of a gay couple participating in a heterosexual 'kiss-a-thon. August 20, Students at the predominantly Afrikaans Stellenbosch University have been seething at a decision to publish a photograph of two men kissing on the front of the fortnightly student newspaper Die Matie. Editions have been slashed and torn up with some students saying the picture was offensive. But others have posted letters of support on Facebook , and some gay students saying the furor had given them the confidence to come out. Student newspaper photo editor Vanessa Smeets said the decision to publish was not taken lightly.
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We must find new words to articulate our sexual diversity, argues Lwando Scott. A few months ago I received an email asking my advice about the IsiXhosa language equivalents for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex. Growing up it was clear from the way I looked that I was gay, but I had no language to talk about sexual identity until my late teens. There was no concrete articulation of being gay, and I have often struggled with terms like gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex LGBTI in my mother tongue. The words we use to talk about LGBTI issues and the terms we use to classify sexual identity come from the English language.
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It is the second oldest European settlement in the province, after Cape Town. The town became known as the City of Oaks or Eikestad in Afrikaans and Dutch due to the large number of oak trees that were planted by its founder, Simon van der Stel , to grace the streets and homesteads. Stellenbosch has its own municipality incorporating the neighbouring towns of Pniel and Franschhoek , adjoining the metropolitan area of the City of Cape Town. The town is home to Stellenbosch University.