LGBTQIA+

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...

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...

#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...

#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...

Botswana Scraps Anti-Gay Laws: What It Means

EXPLAINER The Botswana High Court made history on June 11 when it struck down a section in the country’s...

Editorial: Activism, racism, justice and white crocodile tears

Ntokozo Qwabe's Facebook post telling the story of how he and a group of friends refused to tip a white waitress provides us with...

#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...

“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

“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,...

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...

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,...

Why are our schools unsafe for LGBTQI+ children?

LGBTQI+ South Africans face discrimination on a daily basis, despite constitutional protections. Whether they are at school, out shopping for groceries or being denied...

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...

#LGBQTILife: First ever pride parade is held in Malawi

Malawi held its first-ever pride parade on June 26 2021 to end off global Pride Month celebrations, The pride march was groundbreaking...

In Conversation with Busisiwe Nxumalo, ANC Candidate

For the upcoming local government elections, approximately 25% of the African National Congress (ANC) candidate list is comprised of young people. The...

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...

#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...

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...

South Africa’s Entertainment Needs Queer Visibility

South Africa's mainstream entertainment industry has come a long way in terms of opening up the industry and allowing for new talent to surface...

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...
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