HEADLINES

US Government Warns of Threat of Global Pride Month Terror Attacks: Several branches of the US government warn that Pride events around the world may come under attack during international Pride Month.
Khumbulani Pride: Rainbow flags fill the streets of Nyanga and Gugulethu: More than 150 people with rainbow flags marched through Gugulethu and Nyanga at the weekend to mark the 11th year of the Khumbulani Pride.
Trans Health Groups Challenge “Harmful” Cass Review: Leading trans health groups say that the controversial Cass Review, championed by JK Rowling, is selective, inconsistent and harmful.
Cape Town to Host First International Pride Awards: Heroes of the world's LGBTIQ+ equality movement will be celebrated at the first International Pride Awards, which will be held in Cape Town.
South Africa’s Queer Community Marks IDAHOBIT 2024: Several events were held across South Africa to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT).
Op-Ed: IDAHOBIT 2024 – The Power of ‘Artivism’ to Foster Change: This year's IDAHOBIT theme is an opportunity to shed light on the experiences of intersex, transgender, and gender-diverse communities
European LGBTIQ+ Groups Back Caster Semenya in Human Rights Court: European human rights groups file a submission before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in support of Caster Semenya.
Opinion: To Comply or Not to Comply is Not the Question: Government officials in Namibia and Botswana are routinely undermining the judiciary by refusing to fully implement LGBTQI-affirming rulings.
Behind the Scenes: Adventures of the Prostate Gland: A big fuss about a walnut-sized gland? It's time to bring prostate health into the light and out from where the sun doesn’t shine.
Ghana: Supreme Court Hears Challenges to Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill: The Supreme Court of Ghana began hearing two petitions challenging the extreme Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill that was passed by the country's Parliament in February.
OUTtv Proud Shows its Colours on eVOD: OUTtv Proud, the popular channel dedicated to diverse and inclusive storytelling, is now streaming in South Africa on eVOD.
Queer Kenyans and Nigerians Also Plagued by Dating App Criminals: The targeting of LGBTQ+ people by dating app criminals is well known in South Africa, but it's also a reality in other African countries.
President Ramaphosa Signs Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill: In a historic development, President Ramaphosa has signed the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill into law, after almost two decades of advocacy.
Gallery: Queer Authors Launch Debut Books: Queer authors and activists Angelo C Louw and Kabelo Maleke wa Ncube launched their debut books in Johannesburg on 25 April 2024.
Namibia: LGBTQI+ Activists Demand End to Wave of Deadly Hate: Activists and LGBTQI+ groups in Namibia condemn the deadly attacks on queer people in the wake of an anti-LGBTQI+ bills passed by Parliament.
Meet Anastasia K Boney, The First Trans Miss Drag South Africa: A 33-year-old Northern Cape police constable has made history by becoming the first transgender woman to win the Miss Drag South Africa title.
The Big Queer Election Debate: Join the Big Queer Election Debate, where queer leaders from several political parties will make their pitch to the LGBTIQ+ community.
Daniel Radcliffe “Sad” Over JK Rowling’s Transphobic Views: Former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has addressed JK Rowling’s increasingly anti-trans outbursts, asserting that he remains a committed ally.
US: Hate Fuelling Mental Health Crisis Among LGBTQ+ Young People: A new report has found that almost 40% of LGBTQ+ young people in the US had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year.
Namibia: Rise in Deadly Hate Crimes Against LGBTQIA+ Community: A 30-year-old transgender woman is the latest victim in a spike in hate crime murders of queer people in Namibia, with politicians blamed for the crisis.