HEADLINES

Defying censors and the law, ‘Ìfé’ breaks new ground in Nollywood: The team behind the upcoming Nigerian film Ìfé are putting their safety at risk by defiantly releasing a Nollywood movie about lesbian love.
Pope tells parents God loves their LGBTQ children: Pope Francis briefly met with the parents of LGBTQ children and told them that their children are worthy of love from the Church just the way they are.
Five things you need to know about bisexuality: Bisexual Awareness Week is an annual commemoration of the identity, history and rights of what's often dubbed the LGBT+ community's largest group.
Music | New releases from Sam Smith & Armand Joubert: There's satisfying new pop music out from international and local queer musos, Sam Smith and Armand Joubert.
SAHRC & Gender Commission slam “injustice” against Caster Semenya: The SA Human Rights Commission and the Commission for Gender Equality say that demanding that Olympian Caster Semenya medically reduce her testosterone levels to compete could amount to torture.
Somizi accused of ‘stealing’ cooking show concept: LGBTQ entertainer Somizi Mhlongo is embroiled in a plagiarism row over claims that he "stole" the idea for his popular Dinner at Somizi's show.
Transgender rights | British doctors back easier gender identity change: The British Medical Association (BMA) has backed the right of transgender and non-binary people to self-identify without being diagnosed by a doctor.
Transgender PE woman assaulted and driven over in transphobic attack: Attacks on LGBTQ+ people have been on the rise over the past few weeks, including the serious hate crime assault of a transgender woman in Port Elizabeth.
What’s the limit for free speech? Concourt to hear Qwelane case: Civil society organisations have made submissions on both sides of the Jon Qwelane hate speech matter in a landmark Constitutional Court case on hate speech.

FEATURES

Five things you need to know about bisexuality: Bisexual Awareness Week (#BiWeek) is an annual commemoration of the identity, history and rights of
Covid, couture & seasonal fashion trends: We speak to Leon Haasbroek: While many of us have been spending our days dressed in sweatpants
Opinion | Are LGBTQ people responsible for the queerphobia they face?:
One of the things I think about a lot is the trauma of homophobia and queerphobia
Lasizwe | South Africans are not happy with same-sex love: In a candid Q&A, openly gay social media and reality TV star Lasizwe Dambuza opens
Sade Giliberti | We’re just people who want to love freely: Sade Giliberti is one of South Africa’s most iconic openly queer personalities,
Imraan Vagar on why it took him “so long” to come out: The LGBTQ community puts immense pressure on queer celebrities and public
No, raising kids is not a new “status symbol” for gay men: Is being a parent the new “must-have” status symbol for
Beyoncé | 5 ways in which Queen Bey’s been the ultimate LGBTQI ally: Following the success of her first Netflix special Homecoming
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

Entertainment

Defying censors and the law, ‘Ìfé’ breaks new ground in Nollywood: It is easy to forget just how criminalised homosexual activity still
Music | New releases from Sam Smith & Armand Joubert: There’s satisfying new pop music out from international and local queer musos,
Somizi accused of ‘stealing’ cooking show concept: LGBTQ entertainer Somizi Mhlongo is embroiled in a plagiarism row over claims that
Drag diva Manila von Teez honoured in M&G 200 Young South Africans list: Cape Town’s Manila von Teez is thought to be the first
Oscars push for racial, gender and queer inclusion: Future contenders for the Best Picture category at the Oscars will have to show meaningful racial,
Covid, couture & seasonal fashion trends: We speak to Leon Haasbroek: While many of us have been spending our days dressed in sweatpants

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WHAT'S ON

Celebrating the art of drag Cape Town's annual ABFAB DRAG show is back as part of the 2020 virtual edition of the Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival - and you can watch it for free online.
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.