LGBTQIA+

#LGBQTILife “The Botswana decriminalisation must be followed by implementation”

Botswana has decriminalised gay sex. The country’s court of appeal upheld a 2019 ruling of decriminalisation. The unanimous decision by five judges...

#LGBQTILife : Ashwin Thyssen on queerness, faith and creating your own...

We live in a country with high rates of hate crimes, and it feels like we have very little to celebrate as...

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...

“We are calm” – Camps Bay housing activists speak out on...

The We See You Collective took up occupation in a Camps Bay mansion on 22 September.  https://twitter.com/mtyala/status/1313883567802417152

South Africans deserve more than homophobic comedy

Last week marketing company iTen Entertainment published a 90 second video teeming with homophobia. They, and many of their viewers, didn’t take too kindly...

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...

Arrest of two South African lawyers in Tanzania “an intimidation tactic”

The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) says that two of its lawyers who were arrested last week for "promoting homosexuality" in Tanzania...

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...

Enjoy The FIFA World Cup, In Spite Of The Politics

Poor Mohamed Salah. In an image tweeted out by the New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith, the Egyptian winger is pictured with...

On-screen gay kiss shows 7de Laan is (very) slow on the...

Ring the alarms! Celebrate in the streets! Bring milk tart to the party! South Africa’s favourite Afrikaans soapie has finally shown a gay couple...

LGBT folks share their Coming Out stories

Today marks Coming Out Day and people are celebrating freedom to live their truth. We share voices from queer people in South Africa 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...

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...

In Pictures: The #TotalShutdown March In Pretoria

Spirits were heightened as womxn* gathered at the old Putco depot in Pretoria on Wednesday before the Total Shutdown march began. We were singing...

Artist Rezah Sampson on creativity and speaking up

Rezah Sampson has been an online personality for years. He has used the space to start conversations around social issues, especially within...

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...

Raashida Khan Takes On “No-Go” Areas In The SA Indian Muslim...

South African Indian Muslims are a conservative bunch: there are some topics that are just not spoken about. So you can imagine the furore...

‘Progressive’ Legislation And Lived Realities Of Queer People: Contradictions And Concerns

While May 17 marked the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and June is Pride month, queer activists around the country are calling...

Shoppers threaten to boycott Woolworths unless staff gets LGBTQI sensitivity training

LGBTQI groups have urged retailer Woolworths to implement LGBTQI sensitivity training for its staff after a gay man was mocked by employees at one...

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...
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