Author Archive

Boipelo’s Family Tree: a fruitful literary find for same-sex parents: Young queer author Mantedieng Mamabolo speaks to MambaOnline about Boipelo’s Family Tree, her groundbreaking children's book affirming the inclusion of same-sex families.
How might our outlook on gender and sexuality change in the next decade?: It’s plain to see that the global LGBTQI+ community have seen great strides being made over the past ten years, so what will the next decade bring?
Here are our 10 favourite local LGBTQ celebrity couples: This month, as a part of the ultimate celebration of one of life’s great passions, we turn our attention to some of our favourite local LGBTQ celebrity couples.
10 queer romance tips for Valentine’s Day: There’s nothing wrong with flowers and a nice restaurant, but if you’re looking for something a little less traditional, we’ve got 10 tips to make this Valentine’s Day one for the books.
Do gay men and lesbian women make good friends?: Gay men and straight women are often portrayed as besties in the media, but what about our lesbian sisters? Angie Gallagher asks if gay men and lesbian women make good friends.
Never too old: My coming out to a nonagenarian: In this heart-warming story about an unlikely friendship, Angie Gallagher writes about her coming out to Aunty M, a 96-year-old woman in the Karoo.
Queer New Year’s resolutions to take into the next decade: 2020 won’t just be the start of a new year, but also marks the advent of an entirely new decade! Here are 10 New Year’s resolutions that the queer community can (and should) take into the next decade.
From Harlem to Jozi – the rise of ball culture: Ball culture has become an increasingly visible phenomenon, including in South Africa. Here's how this celebration of black queer identity and expression has spread around the globe.
Tips to take care of your queer mental health this festive season: While "it's the most wonderful time of the year" for some, the festive season can be a challenge for many in the LGBTQI+ community. Here are some mental health self-care tips.
Get to know your LGBTIQA+ alphabet: People – and even members who are part of the LGBTIQA+ community themselves – often talk in jest about the seemingly confusing umbrella acronym for people who do not identify as entirely straight.