Entertainment

The Pink Tent at Smoking Dragon: How are you seeing in the New Year? How about the annual Smoking Dragon music festival and its Pink Tent LGBT friendly area in the awe-inspiring Drakensberg mountains?
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.
PrideTV highlight: Naked As We Came: Naked As We Came is a thoughtful and sensitive family drama that's won a host of film festival awards, and can be viewed free right now on PrideTV.
Boy Erased is igniting conversations about conversion therapy: Boy Erased, a major new film about a gay teenager who is forced to undergo conversion therapy, has opened in the US.
Miss Gay Western Cape, celebrating 10 years, is sold out: Miss Gay Western Cape, one of the country's biggest drag events, will celebrate 10 years of existence, with a few trips down memory lane.
OUTtv SA pulls saucy LGBTQ shows off its schedule: OUTtv SA, DSTV's pop-up LGBTQ channel, has left some viewers annoyed after it pulled three shows off the air for being too rude, following viewer complaints.
PrideTV highlight: The Throwaways: This title from Africa’s LGBTQI video-on-demand (VOD) streaming leader, PrideTV, just goes to show that - very often - coming out is not an episode of Modern Family.
This is how Moshe Ndiki’s dad reacted to the idea of meeting his boyfriend: Openly gay actor and TV presenter Moshe Ndiki has shared his father's heartwarming response to him talking about a boyfriend.
Joburg LGBTI clubbing institution Simply Blue closing down: It's the end of an era. Johannesburg's longest running LGBTI nightclub, Simply Blue, is closing down for good after 15 years.
PrideTV Highlight: Isle of Lesbos: The Isle of Lesbos, now on PrideTV, is a supremely funny comedy set in a different time and place where lesbians rule the world. Wow. That’s a universe we want to see!
Review: Kanarie is a coming out story that sings on screen: There's a new acclaimed South African gay film in cinemas. Kanarie is the latest award-winning exploration of queer identity within a uniquely South African context. Here's the Mamba review.
Newly crowned Mr Gay Namibia aims to improve visibility of LGBTQ people: After a six year break, Mr Gay Namibia has once again crowned a winner; 21-year-old Rivelino Reinecke, an activist and law student.
PrideTV Highlight: I Want To Get Married: With an impending ban on same-sex marriage, Paul is desperate to tie the knot. The only problem? He doesn't have a fiancé and has just six days to find one. Watch now on PrideTV.
SA rapper Riky Rick slams anti-gay troll: South African rapper Riky Rick has hit back at a Twitter troll who asked if he was gay for liking a picture of a male fashion model.
PrideTV Highlight: The Stranger In Us: The Stranger In Us, now on PrideTV, explores that other person in us who comes out during times of stress, hardship, turmoil and so on.
“I’m free!” The Voice’s Craig Lucas talks to us about coming out: Craig Lucas, the winner of season two of The Voice SA, made waves when he came out on social media. Now, in an exclusive interview with MambaOnline he opens up about his sexuality and his struggle with depression.
Lesbian film Rafiki smashes Kenya’s box office: The temporarily unbanned lesbian love story Rafiki was the top film in Kenya during the week it was allowed to be screened.
First teaser for Elton John biopic released (Watch): We finally have our first glimpse of Rocketman, a musical film based on Sir Elton John's rise to fame. Watch the teaser trailer right here.
Strictly Come Dancing wows viewers with same-sex routine (Watch): The UK version of popular TV dance competition Strictly Come Dancing has been applauded for featuring an impressive same-sex dance routine.
PrideTV Highlight: Bandaged: Bandaged is one interesting movie from PrideTV. Not only does it have an especially intriguing movie poster, the “horror meets forbidden love” plot is totally unique.