LGBTQIA+

#LGBQTILife : Homophobia is a colonial import Africa upholds with its...

The anti-LGBQTIA+ laws in Africa are a remnant of colonialism. The penal code was a set of laws which criminalised being gay....

Our schools need to teach teenagers about homosexuality

Despite the protection provided by the South African Constitution, victimisation and bullying of LGBTQIA+ students in schools is a prevalent issue that the department...

Toya Delazy: Why I Named And Shamed A Homophobic Bully

Pop star Toya Delazy has been hit with heavy criticism from some Zulu men on Twitter over the past few days, after she posted...

The Stigma Of Loving Someone Who Died Of AIDS

I make it a point to tell anyone I date that I once had a partner that died of AIDS. So many loved ones...

Talking Islamic Social Justice With ‘Lady Imam’ Amina Wadud

In the conversation on the intersection between Islam and gender, there is no name quite as well-known as Professor Amina Wadud. Both...

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...

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...

#TwerkFest: A safe space for black, queer womxn

This Friday is #TwerkFest in Cape Town - a fundraising social event celebrating and claiming space for black, queer *womxn. The space attempts to...

#LGBQTILife: The Pocket Queerpedia is an educational resource for understanding queerness

The Pocket Queerpedia is a resource for activists, educators and the queer community developed by The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. The...

Five woke influencers you should be following

Influence marketing isn’t just about advertising a particular brand. Some individuals who have used this platform to shed light on social issues and help...

#LGBQTILife: We need to be advocating for more inclusive shelters

The safety and protection of LGBTIQA+ folk should be at the forefront of our government’s planning agenda. Sadly it is not. Inclusive...

Can queer and deviant identities be used as a tool for...

NICOLA COUNDORAKIS thinks there is something about those who don't fit into normative discourses such as LGBT+, and people living with disabilities, being able to...

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...

#QueerPopUpHealingSessions: A Space For Queer Healing

A place among nature for queer people to be safe, happy and focus on healing. This is what the the Queer Pop Up Healing...

Meet the Jozi Cats – South Africa’s first gay and inclusive...

Having been in existence for just a few months, the Jozi Cats challenged themselves and started a bold campaign to recruit new players, and...

Who heals the healer?

“I’m okay. I’m hanging in there. You know how it is,” writes Dr. Anastacia Tomson as she navigates being a woman, a...

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...

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...

It’s time we talk about the racist and oppressive nature of...

Gabriel Hoosain Khan has some words for those queer spaces that devalue and decentre cultures while simultaneously sexualising and fetishising them. Khan also describes...

#LGBQTILife: Navigating life in student leadership and the church as a...

We spoke to Lance-Selae August, a 27 year old student leader at UCT. They are an Honours student in Theatre and Performance,...
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