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Inclusive rugby club fights to save gay member from deportation: An inclusive English rugby club is trying to stop one of its teammates from being deported to Kenya, where he could face persecution for being gay.
369 transphobia murder victims remembered | Trans Day of Remembrance 2018: Hundreds of victims of deadly transphobia are being remembered today as the world marks the International Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR).
Aussie wedding magazine closes down after gay boycott: A wedding magazine has been forced to shut its doors because its Christian owners refused to include same-sex weddings in its pages.
Cedric Fourie: No ladies, being gay is not “a waste”: Skeem Saam star and LGBTQI ally Cedric Fourie has clapped back at a woman on Twitter who said that being gay is "a waste".
Gay rugby icon Gareth Thomas accepts apology for gay bashing: Gareth Thomas, the first openly gay international rugby player, was attacked in a homophobic hate crime over the weekend, but chose not to press charges.
PrideTV Highlight: Running on Empty Dreams: This new title from PrideTV, Africa’s only LGBTQI video-on-demand (VOD) streaming channel, deals with the somewhat unfortunate scenario of dreams that don’t - or won’t - deliver.
This gay painter has become the most expensive living artist in the world: David Hockney's painting of his ex-lover has just become the most expensive painting by a living artist ever sold.
DA launches LGBTIQ+ safe spaces project in KZN: The DA in KZN has launched a safe spaces project for LGBTIQ+ people in the province, involving councillors' offices.
Gauteng’s LGBTQ community loses two drag stars in one week: Gauteng’s LGBTQ community is in mourning over the loss of two drag stalwarts, Dame Crystal Chandelier (Wayne Desmond Kleynhans) and Cindy De La Vega (Steven Jacobs).
Tanzania loses millions of dollars in aid over gay witch-hunt: Denmark, said to be Tanzania's second biggest donor, is halting aid to the country in response to its anti-gay crackdown.
From Ramaphosa to Somizi: Here’s the Feather Awards 2018 roundup: The winners of the 10th annual Feather Awards, celebrating LGBTI allies, celebrities and activists, were announced on Thursday night in Johannesburg.
Phumi Mtetwa: On receiving the 2018 Simon Nkoli Feather Award: Long-standing South African LGBTIQ campaigner Phumi Mtetwa was this week awarded the 2018 Simon Nkoli Feather Award. 
Conversion therapy triples LGBT youth suicide attempts: A new study has found that conversion therapy by parents to change their children's sexual orientation leads to a shocking spike in attempted suicides.
“A duty to lead”: Ramaphosa urged to speak out on African LGBTQ+ rights: President Cyril Ramaphosa has been urged to condemn the persecution of LGBTQ+ people in Tanzania and in other countries in Africa.
Pretoria #ShameOnYou march to protest anti-LGBTIQ nations: The #ShameOnYou march on 27 November in Pretoria will take a stand against those nations that recently voted against LGBTIQ human rights at an international forum.
Late Joburg artist Nuno Da Cruz celebrated: Artist Nuno Da Cruz, who will be remembered by many in Joburg's gay and art scenes, was honoured by his loved ones on Sunday.
Trans rights victory as Guyana’s ‘cross-dressing’ law ruled unconstitutional: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that a law banning people in Guyana from dressing in the clothes of the 'opposite sex' in public is unconstitutional. 
Will 300 employees be allowed to discriminate? MPs debate amending Civil Union Act: The LGBTQ community and human rights groups sent five times more submissions in favour of amending the Civil Union Act than the first time round. But questions remain how this will be implemented.
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".