LGBTQIA+

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....

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...

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...

How Israel uses pinkwashing to position itself as a “gay paradise”

It’s almost comically paradoxical the way Israel positions itself as the only democracy in the Middle East. This while also carrying out...

EXTRACT: They Called Me Queer: “Blue Tea and The Beast”

They Called Me Queer is a collection of stories written by Africans from the queer community. The book is compiled by Kim...

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...

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...

NGOs take voter education engagements to communities #LGE2021

In the lead-up to the local elections, the Triangle Project hosted a community engagement on voter education in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Triangle...

#LGBTILife: The reality of one woman’s journey for a name change...

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, recently met with various Trans Activist Coalition groups in order to improve service delivery...

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...

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...

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...

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...

#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...

#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...

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...

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...

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...

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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