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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.
9-year-old kills himself after being bullied for coming out as gay: The devastated mother of a 9-year-old child who came out as gay says her son killed himself after he was bullied at school.
Vatican erases Pope’s comment about sending gay kids to psychiatrists: The Vatican says that Pope Francis did not mean to suggest that homosexuality is a mental illness in his recent remarks about gay children.
Gay musical, Kanarie, wins top Afrikaans film award: Kanarie (Canary), an Afrikaans gay coming-of-age musical drama set in apartheid South Africa, has won the top prize at the kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival.
Pope to parents: Don’t condemn gay children but send them to a psychiatrist: The Pope is once again conveying mixed messages to Catholics; urging parents of gay children not to judge them but also to consider sending them to a psychiatrist.
Cape Town Pride announces theme for 2019: The organisers of Cape Town Pride have revealed the theme for next year's event, taking place from 22 February to 3 March 2019.
Ghana | Plans to force gay people to undergo conversion therapy: A vocal anti-LGBTQ group in Ghana claims it has recruited around 400 people who identify as gay to undergo a so-called "gay cure" programme. It also plans to make this mandatory.
Cape Town hate pastor calls 7de Laan lesbian kiss “sick”: Western Cape pastor Oscar Bougardt, who was previously found guilty of anti-LGBT hate speech, has accused the SABC of trying to "brainwash" families to accept homosexuality.
Viewers react with outrage to 7de Laan’s first lesbian kiss: Soap series 7de Laan continues to break new ground for the Afrikaans LGBT community with a steamy onscreen lesbian kiss but some homophobic viewers are left scandalised.
Home Affairs ignores court order to respond to lesbian couple’s visa appeal: The Department of Home Affairs flouts the rule of law as it ignores a court order granted to a married same-sex couple, Wendy Kessman and Nomfundo Ngidi, who wish to legally live together in South Africa.
Dr Anastasia Tomson on queer and trans visibility in celebrating women: As Women's Month comes to a close, Mambaonline spoke to transgender activist, author and medical doctor, Anastasia Tomson, to find out how South Africans can better include and celebrate trans, lesbian and queer identities.