Trial in killing of South African lesbian brings little closure

09/25/2009 | NYTimes.com

LGBT activists in South Africa hoped a conviction in the murder of rights advocate and soccer star Eudy Simelane would help bring greater public awareness to the issue of violence against gays and lesbians. However, the prosecution was not able to link the crime to Simelane's sexual orientation, and the judge preferred that the prosecutor use a different word than "lesbian" to describe the victim, according to this account.

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