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I was a victim of the Grindr Gang: Hendrik, a gay Johannesburg man, was a recent victim of the so-called Grindr Gang. He writes about his harrowing experience of being held captive and robbed.
Reviled, reclaimed and respected: the history of the word ‘queer’: The word queer is not without controversy. While it has a clear history as an insult, its use has never been singular, simple or stable.
Here’s how you can stay positive in 2023: Wondering how to think positively in the New Year, despite uncertain times? Here are several things you can do to stay positive in 2023!
Linda Mayekiso: “Your queerness is your superpower”: Marketer Linda Mayekiso is helping pave the way for other queer people in corporate South Africa. He opens up about his career and business philosophy.
How sides are turning the sexual position binary on its head: Forget tops and bottoms, sides is a new term for gay and bisexual men who don’t enjoy anal sex and prefer other forms of male to male intimacy.
Vodacom leads telecoms industry in LGBTIQ+ diversity and inclusion: Vodacom, SA's largest mobile network operator, is supporting, celebrating and empowering its LGBTIQ+ employees through its workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Mamba’s 21 most-read queer stories of 2022: The year that was 2022 was dominated by hate speech and issues impacting LGBTIQ+ youth, including deadly bullying and panic over inclusive schools.
Motlatsi Mkalala: Profile of an out and proud banker: Motlatsi Mkalala's success is an emphatic affirmation that a black openly queer man can thrive in the traditionally conservative corporate world.
Christmas with the family: a queer survival guide: When the festive season arrives, so does the accompanying stress and anxiety of family events. How do you make it through while staying sane?
Changing hearts and minds: LGBTQIA+ economic empowerment in Zambia: Zambia's Women's Alliance for Equality runs several ground-breaking LGBTQIA+ economic empowerment programmes, despite a deeply hostile environment.
In Pictures: Johannesburg Pride 2022 celebration: Here's a collection of gorgeous images of the post-parade celebrations at the 33rd edition of Johannesburg Pride in Sandton on Saturday, 29 October.
Falling through the cracks: How SA’s healthcare system is failing the LGBTQI community: An LGBTQI Health Advocacy Day in Cape Town unpacked the challenges faced by the queer community in accessing specialised and potentially lifesaving healthcare.
McKinsey: Adding a touch of GLAM to employee LGBTQIA+ inclusion: McKinsey South Africa's progressive LGBTIQA+ inclusion policies and staff benefits aim to attract and retain the best queer talent that the region has to offer.
Welcome Mandla Lishivha on Boy on the Run: “Our stories matter”: Queer author Welcome Lishivha provides a uniquely South African insight into the mind of an African gay man in his memoir, Boy on the Run.
GALZ: Forging the path to LGBTQIA+ economic development in Zimbabwe: GALZ's focus over the next five years will be on LGBTQIA+ economic development in Zimbabwe, says Program Manager Samuel Matsikure.
Simon Nkoli’s fight for queer rights in South Africa is finally being celebrated – 24 years after he died: Gibson Ncube looks at the legacy of Simon Nkoli, whose activism helped ensure that queer rights were enshrined in the Bill of Rights.
Eight out and proud male gay footballers: Out male gay footballers are still a rarity today. Here are eight of some of the most well-known out-and-proud soccer players.
LGBTIQ+ learners at risk in South Africa as conservative Christian groups fight plans for safer schools: Advocacy groups in South Africa are intensifying efforts to prevent the country’s education department from creating safer environments for LGBTIQ+ learners.
Anxiety can lead to erection problems in young men – Viagra isn’t always the solution: People think of erection problems as something that affects older men but it's estimated that up to half of affected men are in their 30s.
PwC: Shining a light on LGBT+ diversity and inclusion: PwC, the global accounting giant, has become a leader in unlocking the value of LGBT+ inclusion and diversity in the workplace.