HEADLINES

Kenya | Appeal court upholds registration of LGBTIQ rights group: In a significant win for human rights, the Court of Appeal in Kenya has upheld a 2015 High Court decision ordering the government to register an LGBTIQ rights group.
UN Human Rights Council backs Caster Semenya’s right to run: Spearheaded by South Africa, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has condemned efforts to restrict the rights of athletes like Caster Semenya.
Getting naked: Armand Aucamp on coming out the closet: Hunky South African actor Armand Aucamp recently came out as a gay man. In an interview with MambaOnline, he opened up about his sexuality, living in the closet and coming to terms with his true self.
“Not gay enough” – Gay Zambian denied refuge in South Africa: A young gay man who left a well-paid government job and fled from Zambia because of his sexual orientation has been denied refugee status by the South African Department of Home Affairs.
These 70 countries still ban homosexuality in 2019: Despite some advances in the past two years, 70 states around the world still continue to outlaw same-sex consensual activity, with punishment including the death penalty.
Die Stropers (The Harvesters) – The Mamba Review: Die Stropers (The Harvesters) - the latest acclaimed queer film to come out of South Africa - is a moody and unsettling meditation on family, secrets and identity.
Online help for African LGBTIQ asylum seekers in South Africa: A new online platform to assist African LGBTIQ asylum seekers in the many challenges of securing refuge in South Africa has been launched.
Dance: The Rise of the African Queer: A new show by South African queer performance artist Kieron Jina at Dance Umbrella Africa in Pretoria next month will highlight gender non-conforming issues and the ascendance of African art.
“Your own special creation” – Sam Smith on being non-binary genderqueer: Sam Smith has revealed that he doesn't consider himself male or female and that he's been plagued by body shaming issues all his life.

FEATURES

Getting naked: Armand Aucamp on coming out the closet: South African actor Armand Aucamp, known for his roles on TV, the big screen and the stage, recently
Opinion | Why court ruled against Dutch Reformed Church in same-sex marriage case: Many churches or other religious institutions discriminate
So is gaydar a real thing?: We’ve all been there. You’re wandering the mall, really just minding your own business, when your eye catches theirs. You can’t
Confronting tradition and masculinity in heels – Bongani Njalo: Gay artist Bongani Njalo stunned members of the public in Port Elizabeth
WQMD – a new web series about coming out the closet: Coming out the “closet” is different for everyone. You will be confronted with questions
The law is failing the South African LGBTIAQ+ community: A recent judgement allowed a Durban man to avoid jail time after confessing to killing a man
Here are the top queer South African celebrities and entertainers: They don’t call South Africa the Rainbow Nation for nothing. Not only is
Cape Town Pride 2019 Gallery 2: Our pictorial coverage of Cape Town Pride 2019 continues with our second gallery of images of the annual parade and mardi gras
Cape Town Pride 2019 Gallery 1: Thousands took part in the annual Cape Town Pride 2019 parade and mardi gras on Saturday 2 March to celebrate sexual and gender

Entertainment

The OA actor Ian Alexander on trans representation (Watch): The OA actor Ian Alexander, one of the few transgender men on television, has spoken
Getting naked: Armand Aucamp on coming out the closet: South African actor Armand Aucamp, known for his roles on TV, the big screen and the stage, recently
Die Stropers (The Harvesters) – The Mamba Review: Die Stropers (The Harvesters) – the latest acclaimed queer film to come out of South
Dance: The Rise of the African Queer: Internationally renowned South African performance artist, activist and academic Kieron Jina has joined forces
“Your own special creation” – Sam Smith on being non-binary genderqueer: Sam Smith has revealed that he doesn’t
Jussie Smollett ordered by judge to attend his trial: Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been ordered to attend each day of his trial by the judge overseeing

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Kenya | Appeal court upholds registration of LGBTIQ rights group In a significant win for human rights, the Court of Appeal in Kenya has upheld
UN Human Rights Council backs Caster Semenya’s right to run Led by South Africa, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has condemned efforts
Getting naked: Armand Aucamp on coming out the closet South African actor Armand Aucamp, known for his roles on TV, the big screen and the stage, recently
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GALLERIES

Our pictorial coverage of Cape Town Pride 2019 continues
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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

WHAT'S ON

Die Stropers (The Harvesters) – The Mamba Review Die Stropers (The Harvesters) - the latest acclaimed queer film to come out of South Africa - is a moody and unsettling meditation on family, secrets and identity.
Dance: The Rise of the African Queer A new show by South African queer performance artist Kieron Jina at Dance Umbrella Africa in Pretoria next month will highlight gender non-conforming issues and the ascendance of African art.
LGBTIQ+ village at Constitution Hill’s Human Rights Festival Constitution Hill and leading human rights organisations have come together to present the second edition of the Constitution Hill Human Rights Festival.
Clan-destine LGBTQI+ exhibition travels the country Clan-destine - the lived realities of African LGBTIQ+ is a traveling exhibition of art and photography hosted by the Gateway Health Institute that tells the stories of LGBTQI+ in Africa.
‘Drag’ ballet divas – Men In Tutus in South Africa, direct from New York The 'drag ballet' Men In Tutus, performed by New York's all-male Les Ballets Eloelle company, is coming to Joburg and Cape Town this April.
The journey to Miss Drag South Africa 2019 has begun Calling all drags… time for you to be a queen! Entries have now opened for the 2019 edition of the annual Miss Drag South Africa pageant.