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LGBTIQA+ groups accuse EC premier of silence on community’s plight: LGBTIQA+ activists are furious that the premier of the Eastern Cape has still not responded to their hate crimes memorandum.
LGBTQ-inclusive kids show pulls out of SAHRC mediation: The producer of an LGBTQ-affirming children’s puppet show banned by a Pretoria theatre has given up on mediation efforts hosted by the SAHRC.
Con Court: Jon Qwelane guilty but hate speech definition amended: A victory for SA's LGBT+ community as the Constitutional Court confirms Jon Qwelane was guilty of hate speech but amends the Equality Act.
The Baroness is no more: Remembering Edwin van Wijk: Edwin van Wijk, the actor who scandalised, enlightened and entertained South Africa as the Baroness, has passed away in Amsterdam.
Walter and Gerry: Celebrating a 64-year gay love story: Walter Sassman and Gerry Dagnin and their enduring decades-long love story were honoured at a moving memorial service in Cape Town.
South Africa has become numb to LGBTIQ+ murders: Thousands protest in Spain over a gay man's killing yet South Africans appear untroubled by the murder of almost twenty LGBTIQ+ people.
Editorial | DOJ’s slap in the face to LGBTIQ+ South Africans: A press conference hosted by the Department of Justice and Constitutional
Fury as Cape Town school bans LGBTIQ+ students from marking Pride Month: LGBTIQ+ learners at an Afrikaans school in the Western Cape were harassed and blocked from marking Pride because it would be "disruptive".
Becoming Yaya Mavundla: Outspoken transgender activist and reality star Yaya Mavundla expresses controversial views on LGBTIQ+ activism and classism in the community.
Photos | Vigil for fallen LGBTIQ+ hate victims: The LGBTIQ+ community gathered at Johannesburg's Constitution Hill on Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil to honour the victims of hate.