Politics is not everyone’s cup of tea, but in the immortal words of Skunk Anansie, everything’s political. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community and do like engaging about political matters, you’ll be interested to find out that the Victory Institute has opened applications to the LGBTIQ Political Leadership Institute.

Comprising 4 modules of a two and-a-half days each, the programme will be delivered in conjunction with The Triangle Project in Cape Town from May to September this year.

On their website, the Victory Institute extends a warm invitation:

“Do you want things to change? Get involved and make them happen! Become the driving force to making sure democracy responds to the needs of the LGBTIQ people in South Africa.”

“The Leadership Institute is a transformative opportunity for activists to gain theoretical and practical content needed to become political candidates or joining political parties.”

“Trainees will receive a scholarship that would cover transportation to Cape Town, meals, and accommodation during the training.”


The convening organizations will provide full scholarships to the participants. These scholarships will cover food, materials, and accommodation in a shared room.

Profile of the participants

LGBTQ Victory Institute and Triangle Project are looking for leaders preferably with the following profile:

• Member of the LGBTIQ population.

• People who have a clear disposition to participate in the next electoral processes.

• Clear willingness to develop political advocacy processes before authorities and political parties.

• Persons with a recognized leadership and clear links with social and political organizations.

• Commitment to participate in all face-to-face and non-classroom activities of the School.

• Ability to read and write in English.

We especially invite to apply to lesbian and bisexual women, transgender people, intersex people, LGBTIQ persons belonging to ethnic groups, people living with HIV, people with disabilities and any other minority group within of the LGBTIQ population.

The deadline to register to attend the LGBTIQ Political Leadership Institute ends on 15 March 2019 at 23:29 South African Time. Click here to find out more, and to register.