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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.
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.
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.
Kewpie: understanding what it meant to be queer in District Six under apartheid: An exhibition about Kewpie, the late drag artist and hairdresser from Cape Town’s District Six, is also a window into the lives of the area's queer community during the apartheid era.
Caster Semenya says she wants to start a family: South African LGBTQ Olympian Caster Semenya has revealed that she'd like to start a family with her wife and would love to play for Banyana Banyana.
Following “straightwashing” claims ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ surprises at the box office: Bohemian Rhapsody, the new biopic about Freddie Mercury and his iconic band Queen, has weathered poor reviews and a difficult production to still make an impressive impact on the box-office.
Tanzania LGBTIQ witch hunt | Call for AU to take action as US warns citizens: Activists have called for embassies in Tanzania to open their doors to victims of that country's new LGBTIQ witch hunt.
56 major companies speak out against Trump’s trans erasure plan: More than 50 major corporations have condemned the Trump Administration's plan to redefine “sex” so that transgender people are excluded from federal discrimination protection in the US.
Boy Erased is igniting conversations about conversion therapy: Boy Erased, a major new film about a gay teenager who is forced to undergo conversion therapy, has opened in the US.
LGBTQ community in Tanzania in panic over gay witch-hunt: The LGBTQ community in Tanzania is living in fear as a government team is set to start arresting those suspected of homosexuality.
Alarm over EC Department of Education’s LGBTI pupils database: The Department of Education in the Eastern Cape has been slammed for risking the safety of LGBTI pupils by apparently planning to list them in a database.
The DA is hosting a Pride event in Rustenburg: The North West town of Rustenburg is holding a Pride event this Saturday, hosted by the DA. But are LGBTI issues being used to win votes ahead of the elections?
Tanzania | Governor calls on public to turn in gay people: The governor of Dar es Salaam has threatened to start rounding up gay people for violating Tanzania's moral and religious values.
Report exposes arrests, violence against LGBT people in Malawi: Malawi's laws prohibiting consensual same-sex relations foster a climate of fear and fuel violence and discrimination, Human Rights Watch said in a new report.