Author Archive

Pride Shelter Trust, Africa’s only LGBTI shelter needs your help: This month, the Pride Shelter Trust celebrates its eighth anniversary as Africa’s first self-sufficient shelter and crisis centre for LGBTI+ people in Cape Town.
My kryptonite: Coming out (again) as an addict: The shame we experience from society as LGBTQ people can run deep and impacts many aspects of our lives. In this honest account, Riaan Norval writes about coming out yet another closet - this time as an addict.
HEALTH: NEW YEAR, SHMEW YEAR!: I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I didn’t become a better person! Each year, millions, if not billions
HEALTH: GRAUNCH!: “Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” ― Sylvia Plath. Such a strange thing to do if you think about it: Putting your face up against another’s
SEX: THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: It’s been said that these days you have three seconds to captivate your reader. So here goes: SEX! SEX! SEX! Are you still
TO DISCLOSE OR NOT TO DISCLOSE: For anyone coming to grips with their HIV positive status, choosing to be open to friends, family or anyone else can be a tricky decision. Riaan Norval looks at how to balance honesty with protecting your right to privacy.
BAREBACK PORN: FANTASY OR RISK?: Bareback porn is one of the bestselling genres today. Should it be a porn studio’s responsibility to educate people about the risk of HIV, or are they simply selling harmless entertainment to an eager audience?