ALL-WOMAN SOCCER TEAM SET FOR GAMES: The Chosen FEW, a Johannesburg based women’s soccer team will be the only lesbian team from Africa to compete in the Gay Games.
NIGERIA: GAYS BLAMED FOR HIV RISE: Nigeria's National Action Committee on AIDS has accused homosexuals of being an obstacle in its efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS.
CIRCUMCISION TOUTED AS HIV PREVENTION: A new report published this week adds to research suggesting that male circumcision can help prevent the transmission of the HI Virus in Africa.
BIGOTED POPE AT IT AGAIN: Pope Benedict XVI’s determined crusade against same-sex marriage continued with a visit to Spain, where gay marriage has been legalised.
DANCE CHAMP APPEALS FOR SUPPORT: A South African dance champion is appealing for support to assist him to get to the World Hip-Hop Championship in Germany.
HOMOPHOBIC REGGAE CONCERTS AXED: Concerts by reggae stars Buju Banton and Beenie Man in the UK have been cancelled after complaints about their homophbic lyrics.
JOBS AT OUT: OUT, the Tshwane-based LGBT NGO, is advertising two job openings: a Sexual and Mental Health Services Manager and a Sexual Health Officer.
MEDIA WARNED ABOUT GLA: A new LGBT South African media advocacy group has advised journalists to be wary of statements issued by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GLA).
GAY BLOOD BAN: SA AND AUSSIE UPDATE: A commission in the Australian state of Tasmania has challenged a ban on gay blood donors, while the policy’s scientific basis is being investigated in South Africa.
KZN MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING MALE LOVERS: A man has been accused of the murder of two men with whom it has been alleged he had sexual liaisons.
TRANSGENDER ORGANISATION LAUNCHED: A non-profit organisation catering to the needs of transgendered South African people was established this past weekend.
LONDON CELEBRATES PRIDE: TOP GAYS ANNOUNCED: Britain’s most influential gays have been announced, a day after thousands took to London's streets to celebrate EuroPride.
MADONNA RUMOURS DENIED: Madonna's tour promoter has strongly denied that she is planning to perform in South Africa.
SURVEY: UK HIV PATIENTS SPEAK: With the effectiveness of medication, there's been a shift in concerns for many HIV patients in the UK according to a new survey.
MADONNA TO PERFORM IN SA?: Word is pop diva Madonna will be the main act at an open-air concert, along with Will Young, to be held on November 4 in Mossel Bay.
JOBURG TO BID FOR 2014 GAY GAMES: With only two weeks to go before the 2006 Chicago Gay Games kick off, Joburg this week announced its intention, in principle, to bid for the 2014 event.
MEN-ONLY GUESTHOUSES GET THUMBS UP: The Commission on Gender Equality has ruled that two gay-men-only guesthouses in Cape Town are legitimate.
STUDY: BIOLOGY INFLUENCES HOMOSEXUALITY: A new Canadian study has added further weight to the theory that sexual orientation is influenced by biological factors in the womb.
WORLD SHOWS ITS PRIDE: Tens of thousands of people in a number of European countries and North American cities celebrated Pride this weekend.
AFRICAN CLERICS APPLAUD COMPROMISE: Conservative African Anglican bishops have applauded a compromise by the U.S. Episcopal Church on its policy of consecrating gay clerics.