Frank Malaba

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Frank Malaba Activist, Actor, Playwright, Poet,

Frank Malaba was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa. He is an activist, actor, playwright, radio host and a published poet. Malaba has performed on stage and television in South Africa and Zimbabwe. His poetry has been presented both at home and abroad.[1] If Words Could Speak is a Poetry compilation by Frank Malaba published February 4, 2014. [2]

After starring in the Zimbabwean television series Amakorokoza as Dr. Phumza, Malaba became the first Zimbabwean to identify publicly as a gay man.[3][4]

As a co-host of Radio Today's Outspoken, the South African LGBT radio show, Malaba launched Africa's version of the "It Gets Better" campaign as "It Will Get Better Africa".[5] In 2011, "Outspoken" was nominated as a finalist in the MTN Radio Awards in the Community Project Category. [6]

In 2014 Malaba was recognized by Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans as an Achiever in the category of Arts & Culture.[7] He is well known as a Human and Civil Rights activist for LGBT people in Africa. [8][9][10] In 2015 Frank was a recipient of the Eric Butter Philanthropy Award. This recognition is given each year by Mr. Gay World to individuals that possess extraordinary selflessness to the greater community in moving diversity acceptance forward. [11]

References[edit]

  1. "A Brave Conversation with Frank Malaba by "We The Brave"".
  2. "If Words Could Speak". Google Books.
  3. "Ex-Amakorokoza star plans gay marriage". September 12, 2010.
  4. "AllAfrica". allAfrica - All The Time. May 1, 2010.
  5. "AFRICAN 'IT GETS BETTER CAMPAIGN' LAUNCHED". March 3, 2011.
  6. "GAY RADIO SHOW NOMINATED". MAMBA Online. March 21, 2011.
  7. "Frank Malaba 2014". Mail & Guardian.
  8. "Gay Zimbabweans Fight Stigma, Harsh Laws". January 27, 2017.
  9. "THE OUTSPOKEN FRANK MALABA". MAMBA WWWMamabONLINE.COM. July 16, 2011.
  10. "Birthday biographies of distinguished LGBTQ/SGL people of color/African descent. (Frank Malaba)".
  11. "The Eric Butter Philanthropy Award".

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