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Rapport’s transphobia apology dubbed “weak” and “inadequate”: Rapport has issued an apology for having recently published transphobic comments. Sadly, the declaration of regret is deeply underwhelming.
Pressure grows for eSwatini to legalise same-sex love: As the eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) government argues that LGBTIQ people are "unnatural", a new petition is demanding that it decriminalise same-sex intimacy.
Pastor Bougardt spews anti-gay hate at Steven Anderson’s church (watch): South Africa's most infamous homophobic pastor, Oscar Bougardt, has delivered a shocking hate-mongering sermon, filled with abusive anti-gay slurs, at Steven Anderson's church in Arizona.
Phuti Lekoloane, SA’s 1st gay male footballer, takes on homophobia in sport: Phuti Lekoloane, South Africa's first openly gay male professional soccer player, has launched a desperately-needed new initiative to tackle homophobia in football.
Beloftebos homophobia row goes global as venue shuts down Facebook page: The furore surrounding the Beloftebos wedding venue's refusal to allow same-sex couples shows no signs of abating and is now making international headlines.
Stanford wedding venue Beloftebos still won’t host same-sex weddings: Beloftebos, in the Western Cape, continues to defy the law and constitution and has again humiliated another same-sex couple by refusing to host their wedding.
Shock as school transgender rights champion Nare Mphela murdered: Nare Mphela, who won a landmark transgender discrimination case against her Limpopo high school in 2017, has been murdered in her home.
Angry community demands justice for Simphiwe: Hundreds of people from the Tweefontein community turned out to remember 25-year-old lesbian Portia Simphiwe Mtshweni, who was recently murdered and mutilated.
Mpumalanga lesbian’s horror murder thought to be hate crime: 2019 has ended on a tragic note for the LGBTQ+ community after 25-year-old Portia Simphiwe Mtshweni was murdered and mutilated in Tweefontein, Mpumalanga, the victim of a suspected hate crime.
Shock as Jon Qwelane hate speech conviction overturned: Jon Qwelane will not face any consequences for his homophobic statements after the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned his previous hate speech conviction and found that a section of the Equality Act is unconstitutional.