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Held hostage by my family for being gay: After a debilitating accident, Michael was forced to return to his small town. What followed was years of emotional torture by his parents because he is gay.
The 6 best LGBTQ films of 2018: The past year gave us some important and outstanding LGBTQ films, acclaimed for both their artistic value and their social impact. Here's our list of the 6 best LGBTQ films of 2018.
Nedbank slammed for blocking ‘bisexual’ email: Nedbank's blocking of an email because it contained the word 'bisexual' shows that LGBTI identities continue to be associated with sexualised adult content.
Jack Parow slammed for using homophobia to sell his brandy: Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow seems to believe that using juvenile and hurtful homophobic "humour" is a clever strategy to promote his self-labeled brandy.
UN claims it was not behind violence against LGBTIQ refugees: As they prepare to be relocated, the LGBTIQ refugees brutally beaten in Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp have dismissed denials by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, that it was not involved.
Breaking! Civil Union Amendment Bill passed by Parliament: South Africa is a step closer towards full marriage equality after MPs voted on Thursday to approve the Civil Union Amendment Bill.
ANC’s Jessie Duarte on LGBTIQ equality: We need a change of mindset: ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte says that South African leaders must tackle LGBTIQ inequality with the same passion that they did apartheid.
Here’s why the Springboks won’t wear rainbow laces: While other major rugby nations recently wore rainbow laces in support of intolerance against the LGBTQ community, the Springboks continue to refuse to do so.
14 things you should know about Simon Nkoli: Simon Nkoli is one of South Africa's most influential queer icons and was a fearless fighter against all forms of stigma, discrimination and inequality. Here are 14 things you should know about him.
LGBTIQ victory! Civil Union Amendment Bill adopted by parliamentary committee: In a victory for LGBTIQ equality and same-sex couples in South Africa, the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs in Parliament has adopted the Civil Union Amendment Bill.