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Die Stropers (The Harvesters) – The Mamba Review: Die Stropers (The Harvesters) - the latest acclaimed queer film to come out of South Africa - is a moody and unsettling meditation on family, secrets and identity.
Could PrEP become a long-lasting injection instead of a daily pill?: Researchers are conducting an injectable PrEP trial in Cape Town that could revolutionise the way that we protect ourselves from HIV.
Anti-LGBTQ Christian groups condemn Dutch Reformed Church ruling: Anti-LGBTQ Christians are outraged that the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC, also known as the NG Kerk) has been ordered to stop discriminating against same-sex couples and queer clergy.
Confronting tradition and masculinity in heels – Bongani Njalo: Artist Bongani Njalo performed his provocative piece Abafana Abafani ('boys are not the same') in Port Elizabeth last month. We spoke to him about homophobia, masculinity and the censoring of the film Inxeba.
Huge victory! Dutch Reformed Church homophobia declared unconstitutional: In stunning ruling, the High Court in Pretoria has ordered the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC, also known as the NG Kerk) to stop discriminating against same-sex couples and queer clergy.
An excuse to murder? Durban man avoids jail for killing man who came on to him: In what seems to be an appalling miscarriage of justice, a man has been given a suspended sentence and sent to anger management classes after he admitted to the killing of a gay man in Durban.
Brands go pink for Cape Town Pride: A number of brands have publicly come out in support of this year's Cape Town Pride, but how authentic are their intentions?
Amanzimtoti gay bashing survivor returns to beach where he was attacked: The young gay man attacked on the beach in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban, by three violent homophobes has returned to the scene of the hate crime for the first time.
Don’t let Jussie Smollett detract us from real victims of hate: The media circus around the Jussie Smollett case could see the world forgetting that members of the LGBTQ community continue to face very real and devastating hate crimes.
Man gay-bashed on Durban beach for wearing Pride t-shirt: A birthday celebration went horribly wrong for a young gay teacher from Amanzimtoti, south of Durban,  who was brutally attacked on the beach by three violent homophobes.