HEADLINES

Elderly lesbian couple denied place at retirement home: In a shockingly unfair decision, a US judge has ruled that a retirement home was allowed to reject a lesbian couple, because the women are married to each other.
Ghana | Police arrest gay blackmailers: In a welcome move, police in Ghana have arrested two individuals accused of luring and blackmailing gay men via dating apps.
Empire creator Lee Daniels announces gay superhero movie: Lee Daniels, the openly gay creator of Empire, says that he's fulfilling his dreams of working on a gay superhero film.
Nine men jailed for “unprovoked” homophobic acid attack in London: A homophobic gang who attacked a number of men near a London gay club with acid have been sent to jail for a total of 60 years.
Is the end of toxic masculinity in sight?: Toxic masculinity is today usually associated with its impact on women, but the term had its origins in how this kind of behaviour also deeply damages men themselves.
Held hostage by my family for being gay: After a debilitating accident, Michael was forced to return to his small town. What followed was years of emotional torture by his parents because he is gay.
Why is Google still allowing LGBT youth to download this ‘pray away the gay’ app?: Google is continuing to allow the downloading of an app on its online store that pressures LGBT youth into attempting to change their sexual orientation.
South African gay hit film Kanarie to get US release: After a successful run at the local box office, it's been announced that the award-winning gay-themed Afrikaans film Kanarie will be released in US cinemas.
Isis gay execution building demolished: A building that became infamous as the site of multiple horror executions of gay men by Isis in Iraq is thankfully no more.

FEATURES

Held hostage by my family for being gay: Michael, 38, grew up in a small town in Mpumalanga. His homosexuality was never accepted there; neither by his family
How body image ideals shape the health of gay men:
Gay men currently receive little research attention when it comes to health issues such as eating
This young queer entrepreneur from the EC won’t be deterred by homophobia: Starting a business can be challenging. It can be even more difficult
Opinion | Why I’m on PrEP: How many stories have you heard of people who are confronted with the reality of HIV when their ‘committed’ partners confess
From Troye Sivan to Cardi B, pop stars got personal in 2018: The increasingly intricate entanglement of social media celebrity and popular music
The 6 best LGBTQ films of 2018: The past year gave us some truly important and outstanding LGBTQ films, not only acclaimed for their artistic value but also
As Told To | My abusive initiation experience still haunts me: Initiation schools have been known to be unprogressive spaces and enablers of a
Opinion | How do we start healing in the New Year?: As people with diverse experiences, challenges and backgrounds, we experience trauma in differing
An open letter to Jack Parow: Dear Jack, I am writing this letter to you not because I have been voted into some leadership role within the lesbian, gay, bisexual,

Entertainment

PrideTV Highlight: We Are Animals: Essentially a critique about attempts to control human sexuality, We Are Animals – now on PrideTV – is directed
Empire creator Lee Daniels announces gay superhero movie: Lee Daniels, the openly gay creator of Empire and director of Precious, says that he’s
South African gay hit film Kanarie to get US release: After a successful run at the local box office, it’s been announced that the award-winning
The Weeknd slammed for singing he can ‘f**k a queer woman straight: Canadian R&B star The Weeknd is under fire for singing that he
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Dusty Ray Bottoms in Cape Town and Joburg: In a major coup for local drag fans, a different RuPaul’s Drag
New York Times: Nakhane one of 10 artists to watch in 2019: Nakhane’s star continues to rise around the world as the New York Times sings

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PrideTV Highlight: We Are Animals Essentially a critique about attempts to control human sexuality, We Are Animals – now on PrideTV – is directed
Elderly lesbian couple denied place at retirement home In a shockingly unfair decision, a US judge has ruled that a retirement home was allowed to
Ghana | Police arrest gay blackmailers In a welcome move, police in Ghana have arrested two individuals accused of luring and blackmailing gay men via dating
Empire creator Lee Daniels announces gay superhero movie Lee Daniels, the openly gay creator of Empire and director of Precious, says that he’s
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GALLERIES

The annual MCQP mega-costume party took over the Cape
Saturday, 24 November 2018 was the day Nelson Mandela
The 2018 Feather Awards was a spectacular night of
The 29th edition of Johannesburg Pride took place on
Johannesburg Pride, Africa's first-ever LGBTQ Pride, celebrated its 29th
Saturday’s Pretoria Pride saw thousands gathering at the Centurion

WHAT'S ON

PrideTV Highlight: We Are Animals Essentially a critique about attempts to control human sexuality, We Are Animals - now on PrideTV - is directed by Dominic Haxton and stars Daniel Landroche, Clint Napier and Drew Droege.
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Dusty Ray Bottoms in Cape Town and Joburg In a major coup for local drag fans, a different RuPaul's Drag Race contestant will be performing in Joburg and Cape Town once month for the rest of the year.
Aunty Merle, The Musical comes to Jozi Popular comedian, Marc Lottering’s most beloved alter ego, Aunty Merle Abrahams sashays onto the stage for the first time in Johannesburg with Aunty Merle, The Musical.
PrideTV Highlight: You Can’t Curry Love Now streaming on PrideTV, You Can’t Curry Love is a charming, funny and thoughtful short film about finding love and identity. 
Ceri Dupree returns to Cape Town Ceri Dupree, one of the UK’s top female impersonators, heads back to Gate69 in Cape Town with his show, Immaculate Deception, from 6 February to 16 March 2019.
PrideTV Highlight: Alone With People Alone With People is a half-hour short film now streaming on PrideTV that deals with the familiar coming out theme coupled this time with a young girl’s coming of age.