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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.
Planet Fitness in locker room homophobia and racism row: A queer Johannesburg couple has accused Planet Fitness of not taking appropriate action against a group of men who made homophobic and racist comments in the gym's changeroom.
Zimbabwe transgender activist Rikki Nathanson wins landmark court case: Mugabe would be rolling in his grave, said a local news site, after transgender woman Rikki Nathanson won a historic lawsuit against the Zimbabwe government for discrimination.
Presidency silent as anger grows over Uganda “shut up” comments: Despite widespread condemnation of Deputy President David Mabuza's statement that South Africa should not interfere in the persecution of LGBTIQ+ people in Uganda, the presidency has remained silent on the matter.
Deputy President: SA must “shut up” about Uganda’s gay death penalty bill: Speaking on Uganda's persecution of LGBTIQ people, South Africa's Deputy President David Mabuza says that the country should not seek to impose its beliefs on others.
Civil Union Amendment Bill | Journey to Equality Not Over: After its passage in the National Assembly last year, the Civil Union Amendment Bill now faces its next hurdle; approval in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).
Edwin Cameron | The Mamba Interview: In an exclusive must-read interview, retired Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron opens up about HIV stigma, coming out, the limits of religious bigotry, and how he met his partner.
SAHRC moves to jail Cape Town LGBTQ hate pastor Oscar Bougardt: Pastor Oscar Bougardt has been served with court papers to have him jailed for homophobic hate speech. But the hate preacher remains defiant and calling Caster Semenya "sick".
Thousands mark 30 years of Johannesburg Pride: Thousands of people participated in the annual Johannesburg Pride celebrations on Saturday, while one of the event's founders hosted a separate commemoration of Africa's first Pride march, held in 1990.
ACDP marches against “immoral” pro-LGBTQ sex education: As Johannesburg's LGBTQ community celebrated Pride on Saturday, supporters of the ACDP (African Christian Democratic Party) protested against inclusive sex education in the classroom.