HEADLINES

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.
Nigeria | Presidential candidate makes U-turn on LGBTQ rights: Facing a backlash, Nigerian presidential candidate Donald Duke has changed his mind and now says he believes that gay people should indeed remain criminals.
DSTV launches OUTtvSA, a pop up LGBTQI+ channel, this October: For the first time, MultiChoice will broadcast an LGBTQI+ TV channel on its DStv platform - but only in South Africa and only for a month.
Boity Thulo regrets “crass and offensive” homophobic tweets: Boity Thulo has apologised after a series of nasty homophobic tweets from her past were dug up and shared on social media, but has all been forgiven?
Malaysia | Two women caned for attempted lesbian sex: The authorities in Malaysia have carried out a sentence of public caning against two women convicted of attempting to have consensual sex.
AKA: I don’t care if you call me gay: Homophobic trolls have tried to attack South African rapping sensation AKA by calling him gay in response to a series of pictures posted on social media.
Durban LGBTI community silenced again by city council: Durban's EThekwini Municipality Council Speaker, William Mapena, has been accused of again refusing to allow a motion expressing support for the LGBTI community to be debated.
Male 2 Male Health: HIV & STI facts: Think you know it all? Your sexual health is a lifelong journey and not a destination. Here's what every man who has sex with men needs to know about HIV and STIs.
Good Hope FM presenter in hot water over “homophobic” comment: Good Hope FM radio personality, Celeste Mitchell, has found herself in hot water after a screenshot of a remark that's been seen as homophobic made the rounds on social media.
SA business to ‘come out the closet’ at 1st LGBTI Business Summit: PLUS, South Africa’s business network for LGBTI people, is convening a groundbreaking national LGBTI business summit on 11 September in Johannesburg to set an LGBTI agenda for economic empowerment.
Home Affairs finally grants same-sex couple a (limited) spousal visa: After months of chasing after the department of home affairs, lesbian couple, Wendy Kessman and Nomfundo Ngidi were finally granted a spousal visa but only to live legally in South Africa and travel in and out of the country.
Starbucks South Africa comes out in support of Pride: Starbucks South Africa is once again showing its support for the LGBT community ahead of Pride month in Gauteng.
Nigeria | Presidential candidate would legalise homosexuality – as long as it’s private: Nigerian presidential candidate Donald Duke says he's fine with gay people, as long as they keep their sexuality out of the public eye. And he certainly won't stand to be kissed by another man.
Disabled LGBT+ young people face a battle to be taken seriously: LGBT youth who are disabled face the dual challenges of how their disability and sexuality or gender identity is perceived by the world.
Wits defies queerphobic backlash to hold 10th annual Wits Pride march (In Pictures): Wits University recently celebrated its 10th annual LGBTQ+ Wits Pride march, with “Not On My Watch” being this year’s theme.
Ekurhuleni Pride 2018 changes venue to Kwa-Thema: The Ekurhuleni Pride brings to you its 10th annual LGBTQ+ Pride event which will take place on September 8.
Well-known Joburg LGBTQ socialite dies after hijacking: Derick Ward, 36, of Johannesburg, died at the weekend of wounds he sustained during a hijacking in Roodepoort West on Tuesday last week.
Nigeria | Police parade 57 arrested at so-called ‘gay initiation’: The media in Nigeria has uncritically reported claims by the police that a large group of men were arrested while being "initiated into a homosexual club" in Lagos.