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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.
“A duty to lead”: Ramaphosa urged to speak out on African LGBTQ+ rights: President Cyril Ramaphosa has been urged to condemn the persecution of LGBTQ+ people in Tanzania and in other countries in Africa.
Late Joburg artist Nuno Da Cruz celebrated: Artist Nuno Da Cruz, who will be remembered by many in Joburg's gay and art scenes, was honoured by his loved ones on Sunday.
Will 300 employees be allowed to discriminate? MPs debate amending Civil Union Act: The LGBTQ community and human rights groups sent five times more submissions in favour of amending the Civil Union Act than the first time round. But questions remain how this will be implemented.
High profile cleric to face Equality Court over anti-gay hate speech: Bishop Joshua Maponga, a Seventh Day Adventist preacher and motivational speaker, has been accused by a church member of violating the dignity of gay people by equating them to dogs.
Ugandan homophobes celebrated in the UK: Two top anti-LGBTIQ politicians from Uganda have been welcomed with open arms and presented with awards and titles in the UK.
Shameful! South African homophobia and hate speech exposed online: From calling for our execution to sending us to Antarctica, reports about the anti-LGBTQ witch hunt in Tanzania have exposed the horrific extent of homophobic hate speech from South Africans on social media.
Therapy 22: The return of Gary VR: After a 10 year hiatus, groundbreaking Joburg DJ, remixer and producer Gary Van Riet (now known as Gary VR) returns to the decks to DJ at the upcoming Therapy 22 celebration on Friday 9 November.
The DA is hosting a Pride event in Rustenburg: The North West town of Rustenburg is holding a Pride event this Saturday, hosted by the DA. But are LGBTI issues being used to win votes ahead of the elections?
Historic victory as Durban’s eThekwini Council passes LGBTI+ motion: After years of refusing to be silenced, a councillor in the eThekwini Municipality has finally succeeded in having the city approve its first pro-LGBTI+ motion.