HEADLINES

White House denies Trump joked about hanging gay people:
Vice President Mike Pence
The White House has dismissed claims that President Donald
This is the brave first Chechnya gay purge victim to publicly speak out: A 30-year-old Russian man has become the first
Pretoria Pride after party at ETC: The 2017 Pretoria Pride celebrations continued into the early hours of the next morning with a massive after party at ETC
Lynne Brown | Africa’s most senior LGBT politician implicated in corruption:
Lynne Brown
Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne
UK | Doctors ordered to ask if patients are gay or lesbian: A move towards better health care or an invasion of privacy? Doctors and nurses in England
Prince Harry honours Diana’s HIV/AIDS work at gay awards: Prince Harry has accepted a posthumous award on behalf of his mother Diana, Princess
Kenya | Courts to consider appeal against forced anal tests: The Kenyan courts are considering an appeal against a 2016 ruling that allowed the
17 states & 76 major US companies push to end LGBT job discrimination: Simply being gay, lesbian or bisexual is reason enough to be fired
Groundbreaker Zanele Muholi takes New York: South African LGBTQ photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi is heading to the USA to take on the New York
Burundi | Crackdown on LGBTQ community: There are reports that a number of individuals have been detained in Burundi on charges related to homosexuality
Joburg to host international LGBTIQ+ conference in 2018:
Thami Kotlolo
An international LGBTIQ+ conference has been announced for Johannesburg
Therapy marks 21st birthday with Therapy Sextravaganza 2017: The iconic local “queer dance party” brand, Therapy, takes partying to an even
Pretoria Pride 2017 Festival gallery: Following the 2017 Pretoria Pride parade, thousands gathered at the Centurion Rugby Club for a celebration that went
Corporate South Africa comes out with 1st LGBT+ employee network:
Teveshan Kuni
South Africa’s first LGBT+ network to support professionals
Pretoria Pride 2017 Parade gallery: On Saturday 7 October, hundreds of people paraded through the streets of Centurion for the 5th annual Pretoria Pride.
Dubai nightmare| Man faces jail for brushing against another man: Dubai is a popular destination for many South Africans but a recent case involving
From beards to best friends, it’s time to give ‘fag hags’ their badge of honour: The fag hag. Never were two more scornful words
Watch: International doccie celebrates Jozi’s queer culture: A documentary exploring the unique queer creative scene and talent in Johannesburg
Indonesia | Dozens arrested in raid on gay sauna: Despite homosexuality not being illegal, up to 58 people have been arrested in a police raid on a so-called
Tom of Finland among global LGBT films for Cape Town:
Tom of Finland
The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival, taking place from 12 to 21