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Motlatsi Motseoile | Yearning for family: "The past few months have been a reminder of our mortality." Motlatsi Motseoile writes about his longing, as a single gay man, to become a dad.
Walter and Gerry: Celebrating a 64-year gay love story: Walter Sassman and Gerry Dagnin and their enduring decades-long love story were honoured at a moving memorial service in Cape Town.
Uganda | Anti-gay ‘therapy’ offered by US-funded health centres: Staff at US-funded health centres in Uganda have been found allegedly offering, or providing referrals for, anti-gay conversion therapy.
South African radical-Right groups are mobilising against LGBTIQ+ campaigns: Some conservative groups are trying to block a long-awaited Hate Crimes Bill, which has been urgently called for by LGBTIQ+ communities
It’s time to talk about LGBTQ reparations and how they can rectify past persecutions: We need to start having conversations about reparations for LGBTQ people who've endured a painful history of persecution around the globe.
Why it’s such a big deal that the NFL’s Carl Nassib came out as gay: After Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out as gay, his jersey became a top-seller on Fanatics, an online sportswear retailer.
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.
Can faith be trusted as a sanctuary for LGBTQI+ people during a pandemic of violence?: A webinar moderated by Justice Edwin Cameron recently looked at the LGBTQI+ community could trust in faith during a pandemic of violence.
Meet gay dads Darren and Emanuel Kelly-Loulié: Becoming a parent is something that many LGBTQI+ people think will be something they’ll never experience
I’ve been wondering about chemsex lately…: For many in our community, sex and substance use are closely linked. In this article, anonymous opens up about his experience with chemsex.
How to prioritise your mental wellbeing during the pandemic: Our mental wellbeing has taken a knock during the pandemic. Here are some tips to incorporate into our daily lives to help keep our boats afloat amid the storm.
Becoming Yaya Mavundla: Outspoken transgender activist and reality star Yaya Mavundla expresses controversial views on LGBTIQ+ activism and classism in the community.
Dating | Is there a right way to break up?: Beginnings and endings are a central part of life but the end of romance can be difficult for all involved. Here are some tips on breaking up well.
How ‘allyship’ can make LGBT+ staff feel less excluded in the work place: Much more needs to be done to protect and support LGBT+ staff within the workplace, where many continue to face discrimination and exclusion.
Photos | Vigil for fallen LGBTIQ+ hate victims: The LGBTIQ+ community gathered at Johannesburg's Constitution Hill on Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil to honour the victims of hate.
Here are 20 unusual euphemisms for masturbation: International Masturbation Day is celebrated on 28 May each year. Here are 20 euphemisms you've probably never heard before!
Photos | Mr Gay World South Africa 2021: Eleven contestants competed for the Mr Gay World South Africa 2021 title in Sandton, Johannesburg on Friday night. Here are all the photos.
Motlatsi Motseoile | What does IDAHOBIT mean to me?: As we mark IDAHOBIT, the past few weeks have been filled with trauma and conversations about our safety as queer people in South Africa.
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.
“Unmute Yourself” – An open letter to SA church leaders on LGBTIQ+ pain: A group of church members have written a letter to SA's church leaders admonishing them for their silence amid ongoing LGBTIQ+ suffering.