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Opinion | Would Simon Nkoli be proud of where we are today?: As we celebrate Pride in South Africa, Motlatsi Motseoile reflects on the memory of Simon Nkoli; one of the figures behind the first Pride march in Africa.
Gay dating | Reflecting on our love lives during lockdown: The dramatic impact of the lockdown on our social lives has led to many discussions about reassessing the nature and face of dating, especially among gay men.
Opinion | Are LGBTQ people responsible for the queerphobia they face?: Our lives are performed in a predatory chase and we, LGBTQ people, are prey. So should we change who and what we are to avoid society's queerphobia, asks Motlatsi Motseoile?
Opinion | All hail the ‘ultra-sensitive’ and woke generation: Cancel culture has come under fire recently, but for Motlatsi Motseoile the woke generation is getting it right; making it clear that there is no space for hate in our world.
Two LGBTQ couples in the time of Covid-19: The Covid-19 lockdown has challenged many of our relationships. MambaOnline spoke to two LGBTQ couples who shared some of their experiences during this difficult period.
Gay dating | The politics of love and attraction for gay men: The politics of gay dating... It’s a topic we should never tire of challenging. Are you fem? Are you straight acting? Are you discreet? Are you out? Are you a man or a sis’bhuti? These are questions that are asked every day. 
Lockdown | LGBTQ people facing unemployment and financial ruin: As South Africa continues to battle with ever-increasing confirmed COVID-19 cases, there are growing numbers of LGBTQ people who are deeply uncertain about their financial future. 
Opinion | We need older gay men to be visible: Do older gay men exist? The media has often been accused of painting a picture of eternal youth and uber sex appeal when it comes to the representation of gay men. 
Coronavirus | LGBTQ professionals working under the lockdown: While the country is gripped by fear over the coronavirus crisis, there are some members of the LGBTQ community who remain at work, continuing to serve communities, despite the danger. 
What’s money got to do with it? Do we have to be gay and rich?: I was still a young gay boy when I happened on the phrase "you can’t be gay and poor." I would go on to grow up around many, mostly straight, people who repeated this line.