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Online help for African LGBTIQ asylum seekers in South Africa: A new online platform to assist African LGBTIQ asylum seekers in the many challenges of securing refuge in South Africa has been launched.
Dance: The Rise of the African Queer: A new show by South African queer performance artist Kieron Jina at Dance Umbrella Africa in Pretoria next month will highlight gender non-conforming issues and the ascendance of African art.
Free State Pride 2019 will celebrate LGBTIQ+ lives: The 7th Free State Pride Parade will take place on Saturday 23 March in Bloemfontein, under the theme of "Our Pride, Our Lives."
“Your own special creation” – Sam Smith on being non-binary genderqueer: Sam Smith has revealed that he doesn't consider himself male or female and that he's been plagued by body shaming issues all his life.
LGBTIQ+ village at Constitution Hill’s Human Rights Festival: Constitution Hill and leading human rights organisations have come together to present the second edition of the Constitution Hill Human Rights Festival.
Jussie Smollett ordered by judge to attend his trial: Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been ordered to attend each day of his trial by the judge overseeing his case or face re-arrest.
Botswana LGBTI community fights for freedom in court: A landmark legal case challenging the ban on homosexuality in Botswana was heard in the High Court on Thursday.
LGBTQ Equality Act introduced in US Congress: In 2019, LGBTQ Americans in 30 states can still be fired, evicted or refused service simply because of who they love or their gender identity.
Trump administration to start transgender military purge in April: In a reversal for LGBTQ equality in the United States, the Trump administration has officially instructed the armed forced to begin discharging transgender military service members from 12 April.
LGBTQ South Africans are standing up and making an impact: From Zanele Muholi to Caster Semenya, LGBTQ South Africans are among the country's most influential people, reveals two recent reports.