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REMEMBERING OUR SISTERS: This year's Joburg Pride theme is 'Love, Not hate', which aims to highlight the recent spate of brutal hate crimes against LGBT people. Mambaonline presents a tribute to some of the victims who lost their lives.
WHY I ATTEND PRIDE: At this time of the year, a week or so before Joburg Pride, the question is often asked in Gauteng and surrounds: “Are you going to Pride?” Coenie Kukkuk writes why you should be there.
GOVERNMENT GETS BEHIND SYDNEY MARDI GRAS: The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian festivals, has secured government funding for the first time in its 30-year history.
GOING GLOBAL WITH SA FETISH: Three months ago, the last thing Cape Town-based Deon Behrens would have believed is that his company would become one of the leading gay fetish clothing manufacturers in the world.
FLIRTING GAMES: Closet flirts who need to brush up on their pick-up skills can compare notes when the internationally acclaimed Dalliances opens at Artscape Arena for a short season. We meet the sexy cast.
FEARS FOR SAFETY OF SARAJEVO QUEER FESTIVAL: Amnesty International has called on the authorities to guarantee a safe environment for gay people ahead of the first Sarajevo Queer Festival.
RECLAIMING MY GAYNESS: For over seven years Clive Vanderwagen struggled to repress his sexuality. He writes about his experiences in the ex-gay ministry and how he reclaimed his identity.