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Desirable Gifts 2005: In the spirit of excessive consumerism, (and proudly doing our bit to keep the global economy afloat) we’re pleased to present our selection of 23 desirable things to buy, give or demand, these holidays.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP: The dirt on Nicole Richie’s split, Nicole Kidman’s engagement, Britney’s marriage woes, Elton’s wedding, Kate’s post-coke career boom and much more!
PURSUING THE PERFECT PENIS: Freddy La Man deliberates on one of his favourite subjects; and offers a humorous take on just what it is that makes for the perfect male member.
WHERE IS THE LOVE?: 24 and HIV positive. On World Aids Day, a young gay man recounts the experience of discovering his HIV status in the last year, and how he has moved on.
Celebrity Gossip: Jake Gyllenhaal tackles those bisexual rumours, Robbie Williams lives the highlife, Nick and Jessica finally split, Michael has a bad week and news on Will Young and Tom Cruise.
Fugard’s Gay Play: Athol Fugard’s latest play, Exits and Entrances, has a gay man at its centre. We chat to one of the stars in the play’s Cape Town run, Jason Ralph.
NA NA HEY HEY (BANANARAMA’S BACK!): Exclusive! If you were alive in the 80's you'll always remember the Bananarama pop sound. In an exclusive interview, the girls talk about their comeback and new album. And win the CD!
What Went Wrong: The Gay Games Bid: Exclusive! The valiant effort to secure the Gay Games for Joburg has come to naught. We look at the nerve-racking events that led up to the announcement.
Cape Town’s Gay CIA: John French chats to Brian Kruger, head of Cape Town’s newest concept to boost and promote Pink business and tourism…
All Hail Gloria!: Take time out with Dion Chang’s new book, Gloria’s Guide to Fabulousness – a humorous reminder that we’re all just a little step away from true 'divadom'.
NO ANGEL: Robbie Williams is a unique musical artist – not restricting himself to the rules and expectations of modern day celebritydom. Mambaonline takes a look at the sexy star and his new album, Intensive Care.
BEYOND BORDERS: HAYDEN’S HIV DIARY: A trip to Zambia allows Hayden Horner to realise that the success of HIV/AIDS treatment strategies lies more in compassion than resources.
MAMBAONLINE SPINS: New releases by a mixed bag of artists including Shakira, Jesse McCartney, James Blunt, Black Eyed Peas, Missy Elliot, The Offspring, Timo Maas, Jamiroquai and Hillary Duff.
MAMBA TRAVEL: THE LAGOON COAST: While just a few hours drive from Joburg, Mozambique is a very different world – a mix of Portuguese, Arab and African cultures, embellished with paradise-like beaches and delectable food.
Who the hell are dominees to go against Jesus?: In light of the recent firing of a gay dominee by the NG Kerk, Jean Meiring muses on the subject of religious hypocrisy.
ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL: Group sex is the stuff of fantasies for many of us. But should it become a reality? Christo Valentyn investigates the workings of a Gauteng group sex club and chats to its members.
Pride Reborn?: Some may not care, others may be surprised, and some will be delighted that this year’s Joburg Pride appears to be on track. Read on to get all the details about the event, and what it means for you.
CAPE TOWN ‘CRUZES’: I don’t think I speak solely for myself when I say that the Cape Town gay community has been waiting in anticipation for a club venue like Cruz, writes Lars Schwinges.
A KISS IS JUST A KISS: Mambaonline columnist Freddy La Man kisses and tells; wondering what it means when he gets more male-on-male flirting action at a straight party than at the local gay bar.
Gay Games Guys Love Jozi: With the words "We're gonna get it!" councillor and mayoral committee member Christine Walters summed up the feeling of supporters of the 2010 Gay Games bid.