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30 Under 40 SADC Queer Game Changers initiative launched: A new initiative, the 30 Under 40 Queer Game Changers, aims to put a spotlight on the LGBTIQ+ community of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Now Trump targets homeless trans people amid Covid-19 crisis: The Trump administration is set to end an Obama-era provision that bars federally funded homeless shelters from turning away transgender people.
Western Cape first to introduce LGBTQI+ guidelines for schools: The Western Cape Department of Education has published what are said to be the country’s first draft Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Guidelines.
Gabon | Catholic Church slams vote to decriminalise homosexuality: As the upper house of Parliament in Gabon votes to decriminalise homosexuality, Catholic leaders in the country have warned that the move will endanger children with "deviant behaviour."
Call to replace Christopher Columbus statue with Marsha P Johnson: Tens of thousands of people are calling for queer Stonewall Riots icon Marsha P Johnson to be honoured with a statue in her New Jersey home town.
Johannesburg Pride reveals plans for 2020: While many Pride events around the world have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Johannesburg Pride still hopes to hold its annual Pride street march later in the year.
LGBTQ rights facing uphill struggle when it comes to young Africans: While young Africans strongly support a variety of fundamental rights, the vast majority draw the line at those for the LGBTQ community.
Uganda | 19 LGBTQ individuals awarded damages for rights violations: Nineteen gay men and trans women who were jailed for 49 days after a raid on an LGBTIQ homeless shelter in Uganda have been awarded damages for having their rights violated.
Here’s how you can take part in the historic Global Pride this Saturday: Global Pride, the first 24-hour virtual Pride, will be streamed online this Saturday 27 June and has the potential to be the largest LGBTQIA+ event ever.
Group allocates R300 000 towards LGBTQIA+ Covid-19 relief: Johannesburg-based media-advocacy group Iranti is stepping up its efforts to support the LGBTQIA+ community during the Covid-19 crisis.