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EDITORIAL: GAY MARRIAGES NIXED?: The government has caved in to conservatives and nixed the idea of same-sex marriage, opting to legalise civil unions instead. It’s a form of sexual-orientation apartheid say activists.
MAMBA MOTORING: Christo Valentyn takes a look at the new Audi S3, the return of Dodge, three new upcoming VW Polo models and the remarkable success of the Tata brand in South Africa.
JOBURG PRIDE: WHAT’S AT STAKE: It may come as no surprise that this year’s upcoming Joburg Pride celebrations are again the subject of controversy among members of the city’s gay community.
JEFF STRYKES BACK: Jeff Stryker, the legendary adult film star, is starring in a one man play in Hollywood. Jimmy Palmieri took in the show and briefly caught up with the man and his ample assets.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP: The Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong threesome, Becks and Posh’s impostors, Robbie supports George Michael, Tom Cruise fired, and Boy George ends his street cleaning career.
INTIMACY FREAK OUT: PART 2: Brian Rzepczynski takes another look at intimacy struggles that are relatively common in gay relationships. He addresses some of the intimacy fears that could block your potential for true connection with a partner.
THE CONFESSIONS TOUR: She wouldn’t come here, so we went to her! Madonna is a true-blue pop icon and Mambaonline got to see her show in London. Luiz DeBarros worships at the feet of the queen.
MAKING SENSE OF TRAGEDY: John French attended the launch of The Richard Bloom Foundation in Cape Town and interviewed foundation co-founder and Richard’s lover, psychologist Bryan Hellmann.
MAMBA SPINS: Are ya ready to get spinning? We check out new CDs, including releases by Nelly Furtado, Toni Braxton, Nick Lachey, Ronan Keating, Madonna and Rihanna.
INTIMACY FREAK OUT: PART 1: Welcome to the wonderful world of “intimacy issues!” Brian Rzepczynski explores the oh-so-common problems associated with fear of intimacy and gay men.
LAUGHING WITH JASON WOOD: Having his clothes ripped off by drunk women onstage is just one of gay British comedian Jason Wood’s occupational hazards. Chris Mitchell finds out more.
MAMBA MOTORING: News from the motoring world: the Volvo C30, the Grand Cherokee SRT8, the Honda Civic hatchback, the Lexus new generation IS250, and are women really better drivers?
NO STRINGS ATTACHED: Pop singer and former NYSNC band member Lance Bass has very publicly come out of the closet, but was he forced out, asks R. Olivera Jr?
FALLING FOR BRYAN RICE: Christo Valentyn meets up-and-coming Danish pop-star Bryan Rice and leaves the experience a firm believer in the singer’s music and soulful personality. Could it be love? Win a copy of his album!
MOTHER CITY FASHION: John French, now quietly recovering from severe fashion overdose, sums up the experience that was the 2006 Cape Town Fashion Week, and offers tips on what’s in and what’s out.
ADAM LEVIN: LIFESAFARI: Mambaonline talks to the award-winning author Adam Levin about his book Aidsafari, his 'demons of promiscuity' and why we, as a community, just can’t seem to beat this Aids thing.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP: It’s an all boy special; with news on Darren Hayes' coming out, Lance Bass’ gay rumours, Justin Timberlake’s drug confessions, Brandon Routh’s super tantrum and Matthew McConaughey’s beach workout.
FUNDAMENTALLY PET SHOP BOYS: Everyone’s favourite dour-faced duo, the Pet Shop Boys, is back with a brilliant new CD. They talk about the songs on the album as we take a look at their remarkable two decades long career.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP: Get it hot and nasty! The latest celebrity dirt including Oprah’s plan to celebrate New Year in SA, Ronaldo’s gay slur ruckus, Kylie’s marriage plans, Madonna’s annoyed brother and much more.
MAMBA MOTORING: News on the battle of the luxury SAV, updates on the SEAT range and the third generation Clio, the new Peugeot 207, and a motoring expo for gays.