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New Dutch Reformed Church outrage over same-sex unions: Some members of the Dutch Reformed Church are furious because it has received permission from the minister of Home Affairs to solemnise same-sex unions.
Eswatini LGBTIQ group erects billboard calling for equality: An LGBTIQ group in Eswatini has made a bold move by erecting a pro-LGBTIQ rights billboard in the capital city, Mbabane, despite same-sex relationships being illegal.
Grief and celebration as Kirvan Fortuin’s tombstone unveiled on his birthday: Kirvan Fortuin, the late queer dancer and activist, should have been celebrating his birthday on Monday. Instead, Fortuin's family and friends met to unveil his tombstone.
SA children’s puppet show celebrates LGBTQ inclusion: Drizzles is a new online children’s theatre experience that's said to be one of the first in South Africa to embrace LGBTQ inclusion.
Poland | MPs stage rainbow protest against president’s homophobia: As anti-LGBTQ sentiment grows in Poland, a group of MPs dressed in the rainbow colours at the swearing-in ceremony of rightwing President Andrzej Duda.
Former WWE wrestler claims he killed a gay man: In an apparent murder confession, former WWE star Marty Jannetty has claimed that he killed a gay man as a teenager almost 50 years ago.
5 LGBTQI series on Showmax to binge-watch this long weekend: Local online streaming service Showmax has a great range of LGBTQIA+ content available, and also offers a number of series focusing on queer stories.
Queer books: The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser (extract): The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser follows individuals from 9 countries to explore how “LGBT rights” became one of the world's new human rights frontiers.
Beefcakes still unable to open doors due to lockdown: Beefcakes, one of South Africa’s premier LGBTQ and bachelorette party venues has been unable to open its doors due to the strict lockdown rules imposed by the government.

FEATURES

Queer books: The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser (extract): Six years in the making, The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser follows individuals from nine countries
Horror axe attack highlights same-sex domestic violence: A Limpopo woman who was hacked with an axe by her wife is highlighting the rarely discussed
Queer young adult fiction: Here are 5 uplifting books: Early ventures in queer young adult (YA) fiction followed certain conventions: they tended
Two LGBTQ couples in the time of Covid-19: You might expect that couples enjoy being together and that the lockdown has presented them with the opportunity
LGBTI+ people facing discrimination and GBV: Amid the COVID -19 pandemic, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual+ (LGBTI+) people have been facing increasing
Dancing for change: Meet trans ballet dancer Sophie Rebecca: UK ballet dancer Sophie Rebecca is making a powerful impact through her performances
The struggles of lesbian parents using sperm donors: Lesbian parents in South Africa may face legal challenges and expenses not experienced by opposite-sex
Opinion | Pride & Prejudice in 2020: Why it matters to have a voice: Nduduzo Nyanda, the proudly LGBTIQ+ country manager for Uber South
LGBTQ rights facing uphill struggle when it comes to young Africans: While young Africans strongly support a variety of fundamental rights,

Entertainment

SA children’s puppet show celebrates LGBTQ inclusion: Drizzles is a new online children’s theatre experience presented in multiple languages
5 LGBTQI series on Showmax to binge-watch this long weekend: Local online streaming service Showmax has a great range of LGBTQIA+ content available,
Queer books: The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser (extract): Six years in the making, The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser follows individuals from nine countries
Beefcakes still unable to open doors due to lockdown: Beefcakes, one of South Africa’s premier LGBTQ and bachelorette party venues, has been unable
Lasizwe defiant in face of Zimbabwe post homophobia: Social media star Lasizwe has stood firm on LGBTQ equality and human rights despite a homophobic
Make a difference with 1st Kirvan Fortuin Memorial Benefit Concert: An online benefit concert in honour of slain LGBTQ+ dancer and activist Kirvan

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Grief and celebration as Kirvan Fortuin’s tombstone unveiled on his birthday Kirvan Fortuin, the late queer dancer and activist,
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SA children’s puppet show celebrates LGBTQ inclusion Drizzles is a new online children’s theatre experience that's said to be one of the first in South Africa to embrace LGBTQ inclusion.
5 LGBTQI series on Showmax to binge-watch this long weekend Local online streaming service Showmax has a great range of LGBTQIA+ content available, and also offers a number of series focusing on queer stories.
Beefcakes still unable to open doors due to lockdown Beefcakes, one of South Africa’s premier LGBTQ and bachelorette party venues has been unable to open its doors due to the strict lockdown rules imposed by the government.
Make a difference with 1st Kirvan Fortuin Memorial Benefit Concert An online benefit concert in honour of slain LGBTQ+ dancer Kirvan Fortuin will raise funds for his devastated family and his foundation as well as two promising students.
Online event aims to ‘unite Prides in Africa’ Pride organisations around Africa have come together to organise a ‘Uniting Prides in Africa’ online event on Saturday, 26 September 2020.
Get ready for Boots The House Down Party Vol 2! The first Boots The House Down Party grabbed a worldwide audience with international and South African queer DJs, drag artists and performers. And Volume 2 is set to take place on 25 July!