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Breaking! Civil Union Amendment Bill passed by Parliament: South Africa is a step closer towards full marriage equality after MPs voted on Thursday to approve the Civil Union Amendment Bill.
ANC’s Jessie Duarte on LGBTIQ equality: We need a change of mindset: ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte says that South African leaders must tackle LGBTIQ inequality with the same passion that they did apartheid.
Here’s why the Springboks won’t wear rainbow laces: While other major rugby nations recently wore rainbow laces in support of intolerance against the LGBTQ community, the Springboks continue to refuse to do so.
14 things you should know about Simon Nkoli: Simon Nkoli is one of South Africa's most influential queer icons and was a fearless fighter against all forms of stigma, discrimination and inequality. Here are 14 things you should know about him.
LGBTIQ victory! Civil Union Amendment Bill adopted by parliamentary committee: In a victory for LGBTIQ equality and same-sex couples in South Africa, the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs in Parliament has adopted the Civil Union Amendment Bill.
Hundreds march to Tanzania embassy, call for LGBTIQ boycott: Around 300 people took part in a DA-organised march on the embassies of Tanzania and Uganda in Pretoria on Tuesday to protest the persecution of LGBTIQ people.
Fewer Gauteng residents approve of anti-gay violence, but it’s still too many: It seems Gauteng residents are becoming more tolerant, with "only" 6% saying that they approve of violence against lesbian and gay people.
B*tch Makoya: Humanising queer life and death: A powerful new short documentary, B*tch Makoya, about the murder of Kagiso Maema is helping to bring the consequences of anti-queer hate crimes to life.
369 transphobia murder victims remembered | Trans Day of Remembrance 2018: Hundreds of victims of deadly transphobia are being remembered today as the world marks the International Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR).
From Ramaphosa to Somizi: Here’s the Feather Awards 2018 roundup: The winners of the 10th annual Feather Awards, celebrating LGBTI allies, celebrities and activists, were announced on Thursday night in Johannesburg.