Entertainment

Soweto Pride 2019 to mark 15th anniversary: Soweto Pride 2019 is celebrating 15 years of LGTBI activism under the theme of ‘Fly Your Freedom Flag’. It's 15 years of resilience, joy, sorrow, ups and downs and simply celebrating community.
Getroud Met Rugby’s first same-sex wedding on an Afrikaans soapie: Getroud Met Rugby (Married to Rugby) has broken new ground on South African TV by recently broadcasting the first same-sex interracial wedding on an Afrikaans soapie.
Sam Smith embraces non-binary pronouns: After recently coming out as non-binary, British hitmaker Sam Smith has announced that they no longer want to be referred to as 'him' or 'he'.
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Detox in Cape Town and Gauteng (Win tickets!): S&S productions and MVT Productions in partnership with Babylon the Joburg Bar brings RuPaul’s Drag Race star Detox to South Africa on 22 and 23 September.
Brazil | Attempt to ban comic book gay kiss backfires: The mayor of Rio De Janeiro's attempt to censor an Avengers comic book featuring a gay kiss has spectacularly backfired, with the smooch reaching an even bigger audience in Brazil.
Moffie earns acclaim after world premiere in Venice: Moffie, a new gay-themed South African film, is wowing the critics after its world premiere at the 76th Venice Film Festival.
The best LGBTQ books released this year (so far): Readers, gather round! If you’ve been salivating after LGBTQ books you can really sink your teeth into, look no further – here are some of the most exciting local and international reads 2019 has offered up so far.
Kristen Stewart told to hide her sexuality to get a Marvel role: Actress Kristen Stewart believes that being open about her queer sexuality and female partners probably affected her career.
Nigerian-American rapper Jidenna: Homosexuality not un-African: Classic Man rapper and producer Jidenna has trashed the false claim that homosexuality was imported into Africa from the west.
Strictly Come Dancing UK finally agrees to same-sex dancers: In a major turnaround, the hit UK celebrity dance show Strictly Come Dancing says it is now open to same-sex couples taking part.
Entries for Mr Gay World South Africa 2019 are open: Fancy representing South Africa to the world? Then consider applying to become the next Mr Gay World South Africa.
Contrats! Moshe Ndiki and Phelo Bala are engaged!: Congratulations are in order after entertainers Moshe Ndiki and Phelo Bala, one of South Africa's most visible gay couples, got engaged on the weekend.
Edwin Cameron to be honoured at 2019 Feather Awards: The nominees for the 2019 Feather Awards were announced in Johannesburg on Thursday. The glitzy annual event will also honour recently retired Constitutional Court Judge Edwin Cameron.
Taylor Swift & Lil Nas X: LGBTQ community at the 2019 VMAs: Taylor Swift made a plea to support LGBTQ equality while openly gay rapper Lil Nas X also scored big at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
Miss Drag South Africa 2019 is almost here: There is just over a month to go until the 3rd annual Miss Drag South Africa pageant. The event will be taking place on the 4th of October in Pretoria, at the State Theatre, Arena Venue.
Peter Ngqibs returns with After 9 sex appeal: Peter Ngqibs, a proudly queer South African singer-songwriter living in the United States, has released a sexy new music video, titled After 9.
Line-up for first RuPaul’s Drag Race UK revealed (Pics): The ten beautiful drag queens who will be competing for the title of the UK’s first RuPaul's Drag Race superstar have been ru-vealed.
Acclaimed lesbian film ‘Rafiki’ comes to the big screen in South Africa: Director Wanuri Kahiu’s acclaimed lesbian-themed love story, Rafiki - which was banned in Kenya - opens in South Africa on 30 August.
Bringing Ball Culture to Jozi: What’s good with Lelowhatsgood: South Africa's entertainment industry is booming with emerging queer talent. One of these standout voices is Ntsikelelo Zane Meslani - popularly known as Lelowhatsgood.
LGBTQ theatre: No Easter Sunday For Queers: The debut production of No Easter Sunday For Queers, the award-winning script about a tragic queer love story, will premiere at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg.