Entertainment

Nakhane opens up about their lockdown depression: Out music artist, actor and author, Nakhane has written about the severe toll that lockdown had on their mental health and how they survived.
Luca, Disney and queerbaiting in animation: Disney's new animated film Luca has been accused of queerbaiting audiences; ambiguously hinting at queer characters to avoid a conservative backlash.
The Baroness is no more: Remembering Edwin van Wijk: Edwin van Wijk, the actor who scandalised, enlightened and entertained South Africa as the Baroness, has passed away in Amsterdam.
73rd Emmy Award nominations make queer history: Pose star Mj Rodriguez has become the first out transgender actor or actress nominated for an Emmy Award in a lead acting category.
Lehlogonolo Machaba is first transgender Miss SA contestant: Lehlogonolo Machaba has become the first transgender woman to compete in Miss South Africa after she was selected for this year's top 30.
Lady Gaga releases Born This Way 10th Anniversary edition: Lady Gaga has released a special tenth-anniversary edition of her iconic Born This Way album during Pride Month.
Queer Books: Touch & Robert Hamblin’s memoir: Two new SA non-fiction queer books are further expanding our insights into sexuality and gender by sharing authentic real-life experiences.
We love this African mermaid Pride Month photoshoot: Johannesburg queer artist Baba Ganoosh and friends recently took to the waves for a mermaid-themed collaborative photoshoot to celebrate Pride Month.
Here’s your Pride Month SA queer music playlist: A host of South African queer music artists have released a diverse selection of stunning releases during international Pride Month.
Update! Mr Gay World opens contest to all men: Mr Gay World says that it will allow all men to participate in the pageant, including transgender and allied cisgender men who are not gay.
Meet Afrikaans soapie Suidooster’s same-sex couple: In a first for an Afrikaans soapie, kykNET’s Suidooster recently introduced a married same-sex female couple to its ensemble of characters.
Lego releases first LGBTQIA+ Pride set: Lego is marking international Pride month this June by releasing its first LGBTQIA+ set as a celebration of diversity and inclusion.
Mr Gay World international is going virtual this year: The international edition of Mr Gay World will no longer take place in South Africa this year as planned but will instead be an online event.
I’m exploring my sexuality | Moonchild Sanelly: She wowed Beyoncé and is on a mission of sexual liberation. Moonchild Sanelly talks to MambaOnline about her queerness, Brenda Fassie and so much more.
Meet the Mr Gay World South Africa finalists: The final 12 competitors in the Mr Gay World South Africa contest have been revealed. Who will go on to take the crown?
Elliot Page tells Oprah his life has changed since coming out as trans: In his first TV interview since coming out as transgender, Elliot Page has told Oprah about the joy he's experienced living authentically.
Shenay O’Brien imagines a world without LGBTIQA+ hate: Singer Shenay O’Brien is speaking out against LGBTIQA+ hate through music, releasing a powerful cover of John Lennon's iconic 1971 song Imagine.
Lyle Anthony celebrates love and inclusion: South African Popstars winner Lyle Anthony, who’s now living in Lost Angeles, has dropped a new queer-affirming music video for his single, My Forever.
“I’ve run from myself” The Bachelor star Colton Underwood comes out as gay: Former American professional football player and The Bachelor star Colton Underwood has revealed that he is gay after years of denial and self-loathing.
How has lockdown affected your sex life?: 49% of South Africans who took part in the Sunday Times’ annual sex survey last year said they were having sex more frequently in lockdown.