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DNA results confirm Sam Mbatha was murder victim: The family of gay man Sam Mbatha can move towards some semblance of closure after DNA results confirm that it was his body found by police.
We’ll never forget: Why Desmond Tutu was an iconic LGBTIQ+ ally: The world's LGBTIQ+ community is in mourning for human rights giant and queer ally Archbishop Desmond Tutu who has died at the age of 90.
Homophobic absurdity: Qatar impounds rainbow toys: The authorities in 2022 football World Cup host country Qatar have confiscated a batch of toys because they came in rainbow colours.
France the latest to ban conversion therapy. So what about SA?: As France becomes the newest country to ban conversion therapy as damaging and unethical quackery, isn't it time that South Africa follows suit?
SAHRC investigating queerphobe Taariq Jaftha: The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it is investigating numerous queerphobia  complaints against Capetonian Taariq Jaftha.
Namibia Pride 2021 rocks Windhoek (Photos): The recent week-long Namibia Pride was the country’s biggest ever Pride celebration and featured a colourful Pride Parade through the capital Windhoek.
Roché Kester: Leading Gauteng’s LGBTI Desk: Activist and poet Roché Kester is heading up the Gauteng provincial government’s new effort to better serve and protect its LGBTI residents.
Dr Bev Ditsie: “I’m in awe that I’m still alive”: Ahead of their 50th, we spoke to Dr Bev Ditsie about regrets, staying true to themselves, and what advice they'd give their 19-year-old self.
Social media star Nadia Jaftha distances herself from homophobic brother: Nadia Jaftha, one of SA's top social media influencers, says she does not agree with her brother's shocking attack on the LGBTIQ+ community.
Historic! Chris Pappas to become SA’s first openly gay mayor: In a historic moment for the LGBTIQ+ community, Chris Pappas will become the first openly gay mayor in South Africa, and likely Africa too.