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Shigella is a growing concern for MSM. So what is it?: There has been an outbreak of shigella, an STI, amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) in America's San Diego County, which has issued a health advisory.
Traditional leaders and LGBTI community engage at KZN conference: Traditional leaders, healers, academics and activists have come together at a conference to look at the acceptance and inclusion of the LGBTI community in KwaZulu-Natal.
Shock as top Ugandan LGBTI activist renounces her lesbianism: Val Kalende, a well-known Ugandan LGBTI activist, has shocked her colleagues around the world by announcing that she is "no longer" a lesbian.
Afropunk Joburg urged to remove allegedly transphobic rapper from line-up: Questions have been asked about the inclusion of allegedly transphobic rapper, YoungstaCPT, in the line-up for the upcoming annual Afropunk Johannesburg 2018 festival.
Trans women want SA public health sector to stop prescribing ‘toxic’ drug: Transgender activist Kattia Lemar Williams has launched a petition against the "highly dangerous" drug, Premarin, issued to trans and cis-gendered women in South African health care institutions.
Zimbabwe | 50% of gay men assaulted and 64% disowned: Zimbabwe's LGBTI rights group, GALZ, has released a report that analyses the trends emerging from the violations of LGBTI people's rights in the country between 2012 to 2017.
Women and the gender non-conforming urged to participate in national shutdown: The Total Shutdown Intersectional Movement and the Soul City Institute are calling on all women and gender non-conforming (GNC) people throughout South Africa to join a national mass march against gender-based violence on 1 August 2018.
Joburg’s Babylon bar the scene of racist hate speech attack: A man has been racially verbally attacked at the Babylon gay bar in Johannesburg, in an incident that's highlighted the scourge of racism within the LGBTQ community.
HIV+ MSM partners on effective treatment do not transmit the virus, study finds: A recent study, released at the International Aids Conference in Amsterdam, has revealed that gay or bisexual men on effective ARV treatment pose no risk of passing HIV through condomless sex.
Group appeals for funds to feed LGBTQ refugees in Kenya camp: The group that held the world’s first LGBTQ Pride in a refugee camp is appealing