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Human Rights Watch: South African lesbians, transgender men face abuse, harassment

By DONNA BRYSON, Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- South African lesbians are abused by even those closest to them, a reality that contrasts with the high ideals of the country's constitution, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

"Lesbians and transgender men live in constant fear of harassment as well as physical and sexual violence," the watchdog group said in a report released Monday.

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