LGBTQIA+

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...

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...

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...

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...

Moonlight: When Black and Queer America won an Oscar

“This goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender-conforming who don't see themselves.” – Tarell Alvin McCraney, accepting the 2017...

What does Moonlight’s success mean for queer, black South African men?

Moonlight winning Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards - aka the Oscars - is a feat that has us all celebrating a win...

Queer South Africans who won in 2016

South Africa has more than 500, 000 citizens who identify as queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex. Each year, more and more queer...

How patriarchy and prejudice fuel queerphobia in South African communities

The tragic murder of LGBTI activist and lesbian Noluvo Swelindawo,  during 16 Days of Activism, is disturbingly ironic. According to Sharon Cox, Health and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“In those few hours, we felt like we could breathe”

With #ForBlackGirlsOnly Johannesburg just around the corner, racist and sexist assaults on the necessity of a safe space for black women abound. KABURA NGANGA...
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