Entertainment

Die Stropers (The Harvesters) – The Mamba Review: Die Stropers (The Harvesters) - the latest acclaimed queer film to come out of South Africa - is a moody and unsettling meditation on family, secrets and identity.
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.
“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.
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.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z to be honoured for promoting LGBTQ acceptance: Superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z will be awarded for their LGBTQ allyship at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles later this month.
Clan-destine LGBTQI+ exhibition travels the country: Clan-destine - the lived realities of African LGBTIQ+ is a traveling exhibition of art and photography hosted by the Gateway Health Institute that tells the stories of LGBTQI+ in Africa.
Confronting tradition and masculinity in heels – Bongani Njalo: Artist Bongani Njalo performed his provocative piece Abafana Abafani ('boys are not the same') in Port Elizabeth last month. We spoke to him about homophobia, masculinity and the censoring of the film Inxeba.
‘Drag’ ballet divas – Men In Tutus in South Africa, direct from New York: The 'drag ballet' Men In Tutus, performed by New York's all-male Les Ballets Eloelle company, is coming to Joburg and Cape Town this April.
Here are the top queer South African celebrities and entertainers: Local LGBTQ celebs are increasingly open about their identity, but it wasn't always so. Here's our list of the top past and present queer South African celebrities and entertainers.
Cape Town Pride apologises to Soli Philander: Cape Town Pride has formally apologised to entertainer Soli Philander for using his image without his consent in its marketing material.
China censors Rami Malek’s Oscars speech and Bohemian Rhapsody: The Chinese authorities seem intent on erasing Freddie Mercury's bisexuality after Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek’s Oscar speech was censored.
Die Stropers is the latest South African gay themed film heading to cinemas: An Afrikaans farmboy is forced to confront his sexuality when a troubled teen is taken in by the family in Die Stropers, a new gay-themed film opening in cinemas next month.
What a queer Oscars celebration it was!: A drag queen took to the red carpet for the first time while LGBTQ themed films scored major awards, ensuring that the 2019 Oscars will go down as the queerest yet.
Is Elton John biopic Rocketman the next Bohemian Rhapsody?: The official trailer for the Elton John film Rocketman has been released and it promises an exuberant look at the iconic singer's life.
Don’t let Jussie Smollett detract us from real victims of hate: The media circus around the Jussie Smollett case could see the world forgetting that members of the LGBTQ community continue to face very real and devastating hate crimes.
Meet Gyre, the rapper driving a queer hip hop revolution: Gyre is a cutting-edge queer rapper who’s challenging the status quo while adding new depth and diversity to the local hip-hop scene.
Gay fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld has died: Karl Lagerfeld, one of fashion's most influential and controversial figures, has died at the age of 85 following a short illness.
Jussie Smollett denies he paid Nigerian brothers to attack him: Empire star Jussie Smollett has angrily denied media reports that he was behind the recent attack against him that made global headlines.
Drag community mourns loss of Debra de Donner aka Thys Pistorius: The South African LGBTQ community is mourning the loss of yet another activist and stalwart in Pretoria's drag community, Debra de Donner.
Here are the top queer Oscar winning films of all time: How many have you seen? In the run-up to the 2019 Academy Awards on 24 February, here are some of the most important queer Oscar winning or nominated films.