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LGBTQ+ corporate allies must show their true colours: Recent incidents in the US suggest that some companies are only LGBTQ+ corporate allies for as long as it doesn't affect their bottom line.
Faith and sexuality: Embracing the paradox: Former pastor Ishmael Mokone writes that while reconciling faith and sexuality can be a challenge for many queer people, it's a journey worth taking.
SA won’t condemn Uganda’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill but will “engage”: Deputy President Paul Mashatile has finally outlined the South African government's position on Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
10 African queer books you should read: Here are ten memorable books that explore the African queer experience from different countries and perspectives.
Namibia: Drag event cancelled amid anti-LGBTQ+ backlash: The organisers of Drag Night Namibia have made the difficult decision to cancel their event due to concerns for the safety of the LGBTQ+ community.
Missing gay man Ntokozo Zuke found murdered in KZN: The news of the brutal murder of Ntokozo Zuke, a vibrant 24-year-old gay man, has left friends, family, and community members in mourning.
March in Khayelitsha to mark 10 years of Khumbulani Pride: Over 100 people marked 10 years of Khumbulani Pride by marching to the Harare police station in Khayelitsha, Cape Town at the weekend.
A queer comic for queer folk: Iron Nail Afternoon: Award-winning South African queer artist LJ Phillips talks to Mamba about her online comic series, Iron Nail Afternoon.
Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp still not safe for LGBTI refugees: LGBTI individuals in Kenya's massive Kakuma refugee camp continue to be plagued by homo- and transphobic discrimination and violence.
Oh crab! – Let’s talk about pubic lice: If you have pubic lice (crabs), don’t feel alarmed or ashamed. Here's what you need to know about these itchy and tiny unwelcome guests.
Namibia’s EFF condemns same-sex marriage ruling as “un-African”: The Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters have accused the country's Supreme Court of imposing foreign values on Namibia.
Leon Haasbroek talks about SA’s latest genderless fashion trends: We take a look at the latest in genderless fashion trends - as seen in recent SA Fashion Week collections - with publicist Leon Haasbroek,
Northern Cape pastor claims to “pray the gay away”: A pastor from Groblershoop has ignited controversy with his claims of exorcising demons that cause autism, depression, and homosexuality.
The ‘gay world cup’: why LGBTQ+ audiences love the Eurovision Song Contest: The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest was watched by 160 million people worldwide. Matt Weaver looks at why it's so beloved by LGBTQ+ audiences.
Historic! Supreme Court of Namibia recognises same-sex marriages: The Supreme Court of Namibia has ruled that same-sex marriages registered outside of Namibia must be recognised in the country.
Florida: Doctors now allowed to turn away LGBTIQ+ people: The American state of Florida has enacted new legislation that will allow doctors to refuse to treat patients because they are LGBTIQ+.
Here’s why commemorating IDAHOBIT matters: The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) is marked every 17 May. Here's why it still matters.
Repressive Russia fines Google for LGBTQ+ ‘propaganda’: Google has been fined by Russia for failing to delete two YouTube videos that were deemed to be "LGBTQ+ propaganda".
The remarkable life of Dr James Barry: Dr James Barry left his mark on the Cape Colony in the 19th century, but few knew at the time that the venerated surgeon was transgender man.
“In your corner!” Charlize Theron supports drag queens: Charlize Theron has come out swinging in support of drag queens, declaring that she'll "f**ck anybody up" who messes with them.