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Bonang Gaelae’s hate crime killer gets 38-year sentence: Activists have welcomed the sentencing of Simon Mokoena, the man who murdered 29-year-old Bonang Gaelae in a hate crime stabbing.
Bullied gay 14-year-old takes his own life: A family has been left devastated by the suicide of 14-year-old Mpho Falithenjwa in Orange Farm, South of Johannesburg, after he was bullied for being gay.
SAHRC takes Steve Hofmeyr to Equality Court: The SA Human Rights Commission lodged a hate speech case against Steve Hofmeyr but faced resistance from High Court officials in Gqeberha.
Young lesbian woman “stoned to death” in Katlehong: The death toll is mounting once again. It's been reported that a 24-year-old lesbian mom from Zimbabwe was brutally murdered in Gauteng.
Monkeypox: Fears over growing LGBTIQ+ stigma: There's growing concern that the monkeypox outbreak is being used to stigmatise gay and bi men, bringing back memories of the early days of the HIV epidemic.
History made as LGBTIQ+ Pride comes to Robben Island (Photos): For the first time, the rainbow flag has been flown on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.
Cape Town activists protest at opening of LGBTIQ+ conference: The Kopano LGBTQI+ gathering currently taking place in Cape Town has come under fire over a reception for the delegates hosted by the City.
Gauteng lesbian murdered in suspected hate crime: In suspected hate crime, the mutilated body of a lesbian woman who'd been missing for a week was found in Vereeniging after a desperate search by her family.
Nakhane: “I’m connected to this land”: As Nakhane prepared to return home after more than two years overseas, we caught up with the queer, multi-talented South African star.
Another LGBTIQ+ life snuffed out in suspected hate crime: A 22-year-old queer individual's life has reportedly been cut short in Khayelitsha, Cape Town in another suspected LGBTIQ+ hate crime murder.