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Alan Turing becomes first LGBTQ person on a banknote: The Bank of England has announced that Alan Turing, the gay British mathematics genius, will become the face of the new £50 note.
Victory as UN renews LGBTIQ watchdog role: South Africa is among the countries that voted to renew the mandate of the UN LGBTIQ watchdog, who monitors violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity
South Korea | Gay soldiers face violence and abuse: Amnesty International has called for the devastating ban on consensual sex between gay soldiers in the military in South Korea to be abolished.
UK | Public support for same-sex relationships declines: In what's been described as a "worrying" trend, the acceptance of same-sex relationships and sexuality has declined in the UK.
Feather Awards strips Zodwa Wabantu of award: The Feather Awards has retracted the 2017 award given to Zodwa Wabantu, while the Moja Love channel and the star herself have finally expressed a measure of regret.
Meet Siba, Miss South Africa’s first queer contestant: History has been made after Sibabalwe Gcilitshana becomes the first openly queer woman to participate in the Miss South Africa contest.
Phat Joe unleashes homophobic attack as he backs Zodwa’s views: Radio presenter Phat Joe has expressed his disgust at being hit on by a gay man, while defending Zodwa Wabantu's homophobic comments.
Feathers considering calls to strip Zodwa of her award: Following her recent homophobic comments, the organisers of the Feather Awards are addressing calls to strip Zodwa Wabantu of her 2017 award.
“Isolated and alone”: Gifted Joburg LGBTQ teen succumbs to suicide: The last words of an accomplished LGBTQ teen who killed himself because he believed he could never be accepted are heartbreaking but reflect an all too common reality.
Zodwa Wabantu defends her comments as homophobia furore grows: As Zodwa Wabantu insists she can't be homophobic because she has gay friends, there are calls to have the star's reality show cancelled over her comments.