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Mobile phone company billboard warns against homosexuality in Nigeria: An international mobile phone company in Nigeria has reportedly sponsored a billboard to warn students about the "dangers" of homosexuality.
Tanzania | 10 arrested men released on bail: The ten men recently arrested in Tanzania on suspicion of homosexuality have been released on bail due to lack of "evidence".
High profile cleric to face Equality Court over anti-gay hate speech: Bishop Joshua Maponga, a Seventh Day Adventist preacher and motivational speaker, has been accused by a church member of violating the dignity of gay people by equating them to dogs.
Caster Semenya’s clean sweep at SA Sport Awards: Caster Semenya was the biggest winner at the 2018 South African Sport Awards on Sunday night, earning three top accolades.
Ugandan homophobes celebrated in the UK: Two top anti-LGBTIQ politicians from Uganda have been welcomed with open arms and presented with awards and titles in the UK.
Calum Scott’s beautiful new coming out music video is a must-watch: Get ready to cry! British singer and songwriter Calum Scott, who's just toured South Africa, has released a heartrending video about coming out to your parents.
Two African movies among best queer films of 2018: African filmmakers are making waves in the queer film scene with Rafiki and Kanarie, as highlighted by leading film site Indiewire.
Tunisia | Abuse and torture of gay men documented: The authorities in Tunisia are accused of continuing to violate the privacy of men suspected of being gay and pressuring them to take anal tests and to confess to homosexual activity.
This US city will be run entirely by LGBTQ people: Wilton Manors in Florida has elected a fully LGBTQ city council, making it only the second city in the US to do so.
A world first as Scotland leads the way in LGBTI inclusive education: Scotland says it will become the first country in the world to have LGBTI inclusive education embedded in the school curriculum.
Transgender prisoner takes Correctional Services to Equality Court: A transgender prisoner is suing the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services for her right to simply be herself while in prison.
Botswana | Activists condemn horror video beating of trans woman: A social media video of a transgender woman being brutally beaten and abused by a mob in Botswana has been condemned by activists.
Shameful! South African homophobia and hate speech exposed online: From calling for our execution to sending us to Antarctica, reports about the anti-LGBTQ witch hunt in Tanzania have exposed the horrific extent of homophobic hate speech from South Africans on social media.
Mr Gay World speaks out against LGBTQ+ crackdown in Tanzania: Australian Jordan Bruno, Mr Gay World 2018, has condemned the latest crackdown against the LGBTQ+ community in Tanzania.
Brand South Africa honours Jozi Cats gay rugby club: Brand South Africa has recognised Jozi Cats, Africa’s first gay and inclusive competitive rugby club. It was also named an ambassador for the Play Your Part initiative aimed at inspiring and encouraging active citizenship in the country.
New LGBTI+ organisation will create umbrella Pride in KZN: A new entity called KZNPride has been established with the aim of representing the LGBTI+ community and associated LGBTI+ organisations in KwaZulu-Natal.
LGBTQ “rainbow wave” victories in US midterm elections, including 1st gay governor: History was made on Tuesday when America elected its first openly gay governor alongside its first LGBTQ Native American congresswoman.
Tanzania LGBTQ witch hunt | 10 men arrested in Zanzibar for being gay: Ten men arrested on the island of Zanzibar are believed to be the first reported victims of the latest anti-LGBTQ crackdown in Tanzania.
Life’s a drag (race) as MCQP revs its engines for 2018!: The theme for this year’s MCQP, Africa’s biggest costume party, has been revealed and it’s sure to appeal to both the butchest of jocks and the most regal of queens.
Teacher from Mitchells Plain crowned Miss Gay Western Cape 2018: The Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone was filled to capacity on Saturday as patrons gathered to watch the crowning of Miss Gay Western Cape 2018.