Out in Africa (OIA) Gay and Lesbian Film Festival win the case against the  South African Film and Publications Board to unban the film “XXY”. At the end of February of that same year, OIA argued in court against the initial decision to ban the film by arguing that the banning of the film was based on discrimination because the Board’s definition of child porn should then by the same measure also not allow films such as Lolita, American Beauty, Death in Venice and Romeo and Juliet to be screened in South Africa. The claim was supported by the Freedom of Expression Institute and the application was further supported by the well-known intersex activist, Sally Gross. After the lawsuit,  XXY was added to the line-up of films to be screened in the 16th annual film festival of September 2009.