LGBTQIA+

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...

“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...

How the hypermasculinity of Model C schools entrenches homophobia

Ours is one of the few African countries that acknowledges different gender and sexual identities, but we’re still far from an accepting society. Schools,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Three ways you can check your privilege and build social change

Power dynamics in social movements are important - they can either enable or disable them. In an article titled Tools for White...

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...

Five women’s rights campaigns you need to support

Women’s Month is about commemorating the queens among us and fighting for the equality women deserve. To celebrate the work women are doing to...

#HoeIsLife is sexual freedom like you’ve never seen it before

Society hates when *womxn have power, especially over our sexuality and our bodies. Patriarchy determines the terms and conditions of sex for womxn. When...

Uzalo gets lit as GC walks out of his own wedding

After days of anticipation, Uzalo viewers rejoiced this week after soapie bae GC finally stood up to his father and refused to go ahead...

Uzalo: Will GC and Jojo’s love overcome family interference?

The latest storyline that has Uzalo viewers in the feels involves viewer favourite, GC, who’s caught between his family and the man he loves....

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...

Durban’s queer community, assemble! It’s Pride time

This Saturday, the Gugu Dlamini Park will host the 7th annual Durban Pride and Liberation Parade, which celebrates the queer community of KwaZulu-Natal. Durban is...

‘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...

#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...

Queer love blossoms in unlikely places

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Queer rights activist Gabriel Hoosain Khan gave the following speech at the Dutch Embassy...

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...

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...
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