LGBTQIA+

Our progressive constitution is not enough to protect LGBTQIA+ people

17 May marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. But how safe are members of the LGBTQIA+ community in South Africa? The Daily...

Khayelitsha hosts its first ever Queer Film Festival

The first Queer Feminist Film Festival will happen in Khayelitsha over weekend of 19 to 20 January, aiming to create an inclusive space to...

Being Lesbian In Nigeria: ‘Under The Rainbow’ Doccie Tells The Human...

Queer Nigerians exist and are as complex and human as everybody else. This is the message behind Pamela Adie’s documentary ‘Under The...

Dispelling 6 common myths that stop people from donating blood

The South African National Blood Services' (SANBS) homepage states that there are currently only 2.4 days worth of blood in stock. This...

5 Reasons To Join The Beyhive Today

Beyoncé  has arguably has the greatest fan base, the Beyhive, of any other celebrity at the moment. But there are many reasons...

The Queer Feminist Film Festival wants your films

The Queer Feminist Film Festival (QFFF) has put out a call for short film concepts. #QFFF2021 takes place in December. The theme...

070707: Ten years on and the struggle against homophobic hate crimes...

On July 7 2007 two lesbian *womxn - Sizakele Sigasa and Salome Masooa were murdered in Meadowlands, Soweto. This was not the first hate...

“I’ve seen black men fight for white women in a way...

Currently enrolled at New York City University, 22-year-old Bronx-born writer and performer, Crystal Valentine's work is inspired by intersectionality. Speaking at the 21st edition...

Sexual Health: Here’s Why You Need To Invest In PrEP

South Africa is one of the many countries facing an HIV/Aids pandemic with a prevalence rate of about 12.8% of the total of the...

Coming Out

"We're not old boys, we're black boys. We play different tunes with our tongues to crowds, to teachers, to friends, to taxi...

How patriarchy and prejudice fuel queerphobia in South African communities

The tragic murder of LGBTI activist and lesbian Noluvo Swelindawo, Â during 16 Days of Activism, is disturbingly ironic. According to Sharon Cox, Health...

The Color Purple Musical is a must-see for all

The Broadway-staged The Color Purple musical had its opening performance with an all South African cast at the Joburg Theatre on Sunday and The...

Zodwa Wabantu Reveals Her Homophobia and Transphobia

COMMENT On a recent episode of reality-tv show Zodwa Wabantu Uncensored, the titular star Zodwa Libram (also known as...

We need to foster safe spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community

In March, a principal in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, forced 38 girls to tell their parents they were gay, an incident which shows just how...

“Flow: The Book about Menstruation” should be mandatory reading

Flow: the book about menstruation is an informative and empowering book about menstruators. Written by Pontsho Pilane, Candice Chirwa and Karen Jeynes,...

#LGBQTILife: Working as a doctor in rural South Africa

Dr Anele Mhlakaza is a 28-year-old trans man medical doctor working in rural Eastern Cape. He is currently in his third year...

Help combat stigma and prejudice against SA Indian queer bodies

Research is underway to find out more about the Indian queer community in South Africa in order to fight persistent stigma against and social...

Inxeba proves how heteronormativity feels uncomfortable when challenged

I have been paying attention to the conversation around the premier of Inxeba, a movie that looks at how gay black men are marginalised...

Queer artist Desire Marea harassed at OR Tambo

Navigating the world as a visibly queer person is not easy when many violences are faced by them. On Friday, Desire Marea of the queer...

Africa Day: 6 African Women Who Are Shaking Things Up

On 25 May, we commemorate Africa Day: a celebration of Africa's independence, freedom, and liberation struggle from colonial imperialists. It also marks the first...
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