LGBTQIA+

Inxeba’s ‘Porn’ Rating Was Due To Public Pressure

Many people were quite unhappy after the Film and Publication Board (FPB) announced that its Appeal Tribunal had overturned the classification rating of the...

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...

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...

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...

Inxeba premiere suspended in East London

The Hemingways Mall in East London announced on Friday morning that it has suspended the screening of Inxeba: The Wound, a movie that tackles...

Laws need to be put in place to protect rights of...

There has been a call for the banning of genital mutilation of intersex children but this can only be done if there is legislation...

Gay culture: it is really about inclusion and acceptance

Gay culture, a term popularised that explains the lived realities of gay people in society, is certainly not new, but has gained prominence through...

5 queer-friendly clinics in Gauteng you should know of

The LGBTQIA+ community has historically been disproportionately affected by sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. However, medical advances means that this is not necessarily the case...

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...

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...

It’s time we redefined masculinity as the LGBTQIA+ community

Society’s definition of masculinity and what a man should be has created a huge divide within the LGBTQIA+ community that needs serious attention. Traditional...

Film and Publications Board angers queer community with pedosexual tweet

On Thursday, the Film and Publication Board of South Africa (FPB) tweeted a hoax article that paedophilia would be recognised as a sexuality forming...

Dealing with queerphobia during initiation season

While society has come a long way in being less discriminatory towards queer bodies, spaces like rural areas seem to be more reluctant still...

SA Men Awards nominates homophobic, misogynistic preacher

Behold the SA Men Awards, where we celebrate men for not being trash during the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women...

Zimbabwe’s LGBT community hopes Mnangagwa will decriminalise homosexuality

Zimbabwe is one of several African countries that do not acknowledge the rights of queer bodies. But members of Zimbabwe's queer community are hopeful...

A new study looks at the causes of higher HIV risk...

A new study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) shows that men who have sex with men (MSM) have a low use of...

Newtown ‘moffie’ murals are a show of hypermasculinity mixed with hate...

Angelo C Louw says Joburg's graffiti artists playing a dangerous game by painting homophobic slurs on the walls of our economic hub. While thousands celebrated...

#JustAnotherTransJoke: UCKAR students speak up against transphobic invigilator

This week students from the University Currently Known As Rhodes (UCKAR) started a hashtag #JustAnotherTransJoke after an invigilator allegedly made a transphobic joke during...

Joburg Pride: make it count for those who cannot enjoy our...

Joburg Pride is coming up, and while many use it as an excuse to party, Keval Harie says the queer community should use the...

Detained human rights activists in Tanzania could face “forced anal exams”

Tanzanian police have approached a court seeking an order granting them permission to perform "forced anal tests" on lawyers and activists in custody for...
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