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Opinion | Navigating Gay Misogyny and Queer Solidarity: LGBTIQ and gender activism is fraught with tensions around identity politics. So, how do we build coalitions as an effective mode of resistance to patriarchy? How about queering things up?
Dua Lipa “horrified” after pro-LGBTQ fans dragged out of concert: English pop star Dua Lipa says she stands by her fans who were forcibly removed from her Shanghai show because they were waving rainbow flags.
Tadd Fujikawa becomes world’s first openly gay male pro golfer: American golfer Tadd Fujikawa has come out, making him the most high profile openly gay male golfing professional.
Drag queens to hike up Lion’s Head to combat bullying: In a bid to make a difference, two Capetonian drag queens will make their way up Lion's Head in full drag attire, including heels, on Saturday.
City officials accused of blocking DA stall at Ekurhuleni Pride: The ANC-led coalition government in Ekurhuleni has been accused of threatening to cancel its support for last week's Ekurhuleni Pride if the DA was allowed a stall at the Kwa-Thema event.
GOT’s Kit Harington calls out Marvel for lack of gay actors: Kit Harington, best known for the role of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, has spoken out about the lack of openly gay actors in the Marvel superhero movies.
This Queer Eye star’s fierce Emmy dress is a stunner: Giving an oh-so-stylish finger to gender norms, Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness took to the Emmy Awards red carpet wearing a sheer black dress.
Here’s why Caster Semenya’s powerful Nike ad is a big deal: Caster Semenya's new Nike ad is being seen by millions, helping make her one of the world's most visible and inspirational LGBTIQ sports champions.
Here are the best companies for LGBTI+ people in South Africa: The results of South Africa's first LGBTI+ Workplace Equality Index (SAWEI) have been released, rating the most inclusive companies in the country to work for.
Pride flag torn to raise awareness about LGBTIQ+ suicide: As the world marked Suicide Prevention Day on Monday, out British singer Olly Alexander has headed a campaign to highlight the LGBTIQ+ community's heightened risk of suicide.
Home Affairs allows secular marriage officers to register: The Department of Home Affairs is now allowing individuals not associated with churches to become marriage officers.
Pakistan | Horror video emerges of transgender woman who was burned alive: In another LGBTQ hate crime in Pakistan, a shocking video has emerged of a dying transgender woman in agony after being burned alive because she fought off a group of sexual predators.
The 10th Ekurhuleni Pride went ahead despite controversies: Members of Gauteng's LGBT+ community and allies came out for Ekurhuleni Pride on Saturday to celebrate queer visibility.
The world reacts to India’s LGBTQ rights earthquake: The legalisation of homosexuality in India means that tens of millions more LGBTQ people overnight are now living in countries where they are free to love who they want.
Male 2 Male health | My chemsex experience: As a gay man, chemsex was the ultimate high. It was a confidence booster and the sex was fantastic. But ultimately it left me feeling fake, empty and out of control.
Ivan Toms Centre to continue serving Cape Town’s MSM community: The Anova Health Institute has announced that the groundbreaking Ivan Toms Centre for Men’s Health will continue to provide services for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Western Cape.
Freedom! World’s biggest LGBTI rights victory as India decriminalises homosexuality: In a stunning victory for one of the world's largest LGBTI communities, India's Supreme Court has finally ruled that the 158-year-old Section 377 ban on homosexuality is unconstitutional.
Uganda’s chief homophobe tries to ban music festival over LGBTQ panic: Uganda's crackpot homophobic Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, has attempted to ban an international music festival because it would "promote homosexuality".
Transgender woman stabbed to death in Ventersdorp: Activists have reported the murder of a transgender woman in Ventersdorp, four years after the horrific murder of lesbian woman Disebo Gift Makau in the same North West town.
“I’d been living a lie”: Voice SA winner Craig Lucas comes out in powerful letter: Craig Lucas, the winner of season two of The Voice SA, has come out in an emotional and inspiring open letter to his family, friends and fans.