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This young queer entrepreneur from the EC won’t be deterred by homophobia: Starting a business can be quite challenging. It can be even more difficult for the queer entrepreneur who is marginalised or living in environments that constantly make them feel unwelcome.
As Told To | My abusive initiation experience still haunts me: "I felt so violated. So abused." Siyabonga, a gender non-conforming individual from the rural Eastern Cape, tells us about their traumatic initiation experience.
These 2 queer hip-hop presenters are changing perceptions: Khumalo and Mahlari are two openly queer hip-hop radio presenters who talked to us about making it in the traditional queerphobic hip-hop scene.
As Told To | How drag queen culture saved my life: Draq queen culture has been a creative and empowering outlet for many in the LGBTQ+ community. For Tevin Tobias from PE, Dakota Demure gave him a newfound confidence to face the world like a superstar.
8 queer friendly things to do this festive season: The December festive season is upon us and many are busy making preparations to head back home to spend this time with family.
Honouring queer African lives: Chike Frankie Edozien: Nigerian journalist Chike Frankie Edozien has written a remarkable new book about African queer lives. He talks to MambaOnline about LGBTQ+ visibility and hope.
The 10th Ekurhuleni Pride went ahead despite controversies: Members of Gauteng's LGBT+ community and allies came out for Ekurhuleni Pride on Saturday to celebrate queer visibility.
Good Hope FM presenter in hot water over “homophobic” comment: Good Hope FM radio personality, Celeste Mitchell, has found herself in hot water after a screenshot of a remark that's been seen as homophobic made the rounds on social media.
Home Affairs finally grants same-sex couple a (limited) spousal visa: After months of chasing after the department of home affairs, lesbian couple, Wendy Kessman and Nomfundo Ngidi were finally granted a spousal visa but only to live legally in South Africa and travel in and out of the country.
Wits defies queerphobic backlash to hold 10th annual Wits Pride march (In Pictures): Wits University recently celebrated its 10th annual LGBTQ+ Wits Pride march, with “Not On My Watch” being this year’s theme.