It is with great pride that we share the news that Hlengiwe Buthelezi has won the 2018 Feather Award as Sports Personality of the Year.
Buthelezi, from Durban, South Africa, won the award due to her Gay games Paris achievements, many years of LGBTQ+ activism, and the founding the AfroGames (coming up in early December).
These were the 10th annual Feather Awards and honoured the best LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ affirming celebrities, activists, and public figures. The 2018 Feather Awards took place on Thursday, 15 November and were hosted by Somizi Mhlongo.
In Hlengiwe's category (Sports Personality of the Year award), there were three finalists, but she was chosen.
Hlengiwe is a long-term Gay Games participants and was elected to the FGG Board as an At-Large Member at the annual meeting in Paris following Gay Games 10.