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Pretoria Pride 2018 is on 6 October. Here are all the details: The annual Pretoria Pride parade and festival will take place on Saturday 6th October at the Centurion Rugby Club, in Centurion.
Malaysia | Two women face caning for same-sex conduct: Human Rights Watch has called on the Malaysian authorities to drop the case against two women found "guilty" of same-sex relations ahead of their scheduled caning on August 28.
Wits Pride week launch marred by hateful queerphobic graffiti: This week, Wits University kicked off its four-day Gay Pride celebration Wits Pride, says that the university still has a long way to go in its aim of being inclusive of all its student body.
Dutch Reformed Church “using freedom of religion” to discriminate against LGBT people: The Pretoria High Court has heard that a decision by the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) to no longer recognise same-sex marriages was not only unprocedural but also unconstitutional.
Zambia | LGBTI woman humiliated and thrown out of church: A woman thought to be a member of the LGBTI community was thrown out of a church and publicly degraded in Zambia after police officers conducted an invasive body search.
Bianca Del Rio responds to outrage over her rape ‘joke’ at Montreal Pride: Fresh from her tour of South Africa, drag star Bianca Del Rio is under intense fire for 'joking' about a RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant's rape.
Joburg LGBT-friendly venue Great Dane fires employee for being transphobic: Great Dane, one of Joburg’s well-known queer-friendly hotspots in Braamfontein, says it has fired an employee for being transphobic to a customer.
Being in the closet at work is bad for your health and your company: Not being comfortable to be out the closet at work is bad for everyone; negatively affecting the well-being and performance of LGBTIQ+ employees as well as the companies they work for.
Russian teen fined for ‘gay propaganda’ fights back: A teenager, who is the first minor to be charged under Russia's so-called 'gay propaganda' law, is fighting against his conviction.
Tom Daley on being a gay dad: People wouldn’t ask a straight couple that: British Olympic diver Tom Daley believes that people's reaction to he and his husband having a baby though surrogacy instead of adoption reflects biased heteronormative views.
Zimbabwe’s LGBTI group says elections a “historic win” for LGBTI community: GALZ, Zimbabwe's LGBTI group, says that compared to previous years the country's recent elections showed a welcome lack of anti-gay rhetoric from politicians.
Malaysia | Country’s oldest gay bar raided to “stop spread of LGBT culture”: Malaysia continues its religious-based crackdown against the LGBT community, now targeting the country's oldest gay bar in a raid.
Germany moves to approve third gender option, but does it go far enough?: Germany's Cabinet has approved adding a third gender option for intersex people, but activists argue it does not offer a solution for all.
Gay Congolese man’s harrowing journey to reach asylum in South Africa: Saadi Ali Tokiti, a 32-year-old gay Congolese man applying for asylum, says that when he tried to report a homophobic assault in June, Manenberg police refused to open a case.
Ariana Grande honours Manchester bomb victims: Ariana Grande drops her fourth studio album, Sweetener, and pays tribute to fans who lost their lives after her Manchester Arena concert in May last year.
JHB: A safe space event for masculine presenting lesbians.: While (black) queer bodies struggle everyday to find spaces where they are meant to feel safe, some, like The Dykes Only Jozi event, are slowly but surely taking the initiative of creating those safe spaces for themselves.
Mamba Q&A: Bianca Del Rio on South Africa and drag culture: Mambaonline had a short but uncensored Q&A session with RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio when she recently visited South Africa. Here's what she had to say about drag culture and online trolls.
Mr Gay World 2019 moves to Cape Town due to LGBTQ clampdown in China: In a shock announcement, Mr Gay World has confirmed that it has been forced to withdraw next year’s event from Hong Kong, the city appointed to host Mr Gay World 2019.
Once-a-month injection could replace daily treatment for people living with HIV: People living with HIV may soon be able to treat the virus with a once-a-month injection rather than having to take daily medication, potentially improving adherence rates.
MPS overwhelmingly back move to amend discriminatory Civil Union Act: A Bill to amend the Civil Union Act so that Home Affairs marriage officers can no longer opt out of marrying same-sex couples is a step closer to becoming law.