LGBTQIA+

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...

#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...

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...

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...

“Touch: Sex, Sexuality and Sensuality” gives sexual experiences emotional backing

Touch: Sex, Sexuality and Sensuality  is an anthology of stories curated and edited by Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Kim Windvogel. The anthology...

5 Reasons To Join The Beyhive Today

Beyoncé  has arguably has the greatest fan base, the Beyhive, of any other celebrity at the moment. But there are many reasons...

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...

Inxeba proves how heteronormativity feels uncomfortable when challenged

I have been paying attention to the conversation around the premier of Inxeba, a movie that looks at how gay black men are marginalised...

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...

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...

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...

Being Lesbian In Nigeria: ‘Under The Rainbow’ Doccie Tells The Human...

Queer Nigerians exist and are as complex and human as everybody else. This is the message behind Pamela Adie’s documentary ‘Under The...

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...

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...

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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