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Grindr Gang: Seven arrested as kidnapped student rescued: The police have arrested a group of men suspected to be connected to dozens of so-called Grindr Gang cases targeting the LGBTQI+ community.
Ramaphosa talks toxic masculinity and violence against queer men: South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has addressed the impact of toxic masculinity and how it also impacts young queer men.
Another anti-LGBTIQ+ shop sign emerges in Gqeberha: In a concerning development, a new offensive and discriminatory sign targeting the LGBTIQ+ community has surfaced in Gqeberha, this time at a mall car wash.
Religious pushback against South Africa’s new Marriage Bill: Religious leaders have criticised South Africa's new Marriage Bill, which aims to establish gender-neutral and equal marriage rights for all.
“Not gay enough” Zambian asylum seeker fights for justice: South Africa's Department of Home Affairs is facing a legal challenge over its refusal to grant refuge to a Zambian LGBTQIA+ asylum seeker.
US LGBTQI+ special envoy Jessica Stern concludes Africa visit: Jessica Stern, the US LGBTQI+ Special Envoy has concluded a short visit to Africa where she met with activists and government officials.
SAHRC says LGBTQ+ ban shop owner must pay R500,000 in damages: The SA Human Rights Commission says the owner of the Gqeberha shop that banned LGBTQ+ people must pay damages and be criminally investigated.
Queer apartheid: Gqeberha shop bans LGBTQ people: In a blatant violation of the Equality Act, the owner of a shop in Gqeberha has declared that he will not serve or allow LGBTQ people onto the premises.
Tendai Thondhlana: Breaking Barriers and Amplifying Voices: Activist and communication guru Tendai Thondhlana opens up about his personal journey and his views on LGBTIQ+ activism in Africa.
EFF and Malema slammed for LGBTIQ+ rights hypocrisy: The EFF's decision to host a virulently anti-LGBTIQ+ speaker at its upcoming 10th-anniversary lecture has been widely criticised as hypocritical.