LGBTQIA+

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...

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...

#LGBQTILife: Southern Namibia to host its first ever pride event

Khaibasen Namibia is gearing up to host southern Namibia’s first Pride event in Keetmanshoop. So far, Pride events in Namibia have only...

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...

#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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

UCT’s New Inclusivity Policy For Sexual Orientation: What Students Think

The launch of UCT's Inclusivity Policy for Sexual Orientation has come during a time of relative calm at the institution. After a lengthy consultative...

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 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...

‘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...
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