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Larry Kramer, one of the world’s LGBTQ icons, has died: Fiery playwright and activist Larry Kramer, who played a huge role in taking on the HIV/AIDS crisis that devasted America's LGBTQ community, has passed away.
Cape Town hate preacher Oscar Bougardt given platform for shocking anti-LGBTIQ abuse: Questions are being asked about the appropriateness of an interview with notorious Christian hate pastor Oscar Bougardt in which he was allowed to again spew appalling vitriol against LGBTIQ people.
Beloftebos wedding venue owners say they’re the ones being discriminated against: The owners of the Beloftebos wedding venue, which continues to refuse to serve same-sex couples on religious grounds, claim that they are the real victims of discrimination.
Turning heartbreak into musical affirmation: Yahto Kraft: Yahto Kraft blew viewers away on The Voice SA with his powerhouse vocals and queer realness. He talks to us about reaching for stardom, body positivity and the heartbreak that fuelled his standout track, Ugly.
Paarl wedding venue accused of turning away same-sex couple: Just a few months after the Beloftebos saga, another wedding venue in the Western Cape, Du Kloof, has been accused of flouting the constitution and the law by rejecting LGBTQ clients.
Defiant Christiaan Otto denies having a Grindr profile: Christiaan Otto, the South African man who's been accused of homophobic hate speech, has denied claims that he has a secret gay dating profile.
Jon Qwelane hate speech case heads to Constitutional Court: Will there finally be justice? The Constitutional Court has confirmed it will hear the decade-long Jon Qwelane homophobic hate speech case next month.
Pride Shelter, Africa’s only LGBTIQ+ shelter, addresses community concerns: The queer Muslim-faith organisation that's taken over the running of the Pride Shelter, Africa's only LGBTIQ+ shelter, responds to community concerns.
Grow up! Homophobic AKA taunts Cassper Nyovest with “moffie” comment: Amidst an embarrassingly juvenile Twitter spat with Cassper Nyovest, an out-of-control AKA has turned to homophobic slurs to call out his rival.
“You think you’re a man?” KZN lesbian women brutally beaten: A young queer woman from KwaZulu-Natal has shared how she and a friend were mercilessly beaten and verbally abused for being lesbian.