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“It’s not talked about”: Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe on queer mental health: The LGBTIQ+ community faces high rates of mental health challenges. Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe talks about dealing with the crisis in South Africa.
Unlearning the Bible’s ‘condemnation’ of homosexuality: Does the Bible condemn homosexuality? A landmark new publication helps Christians understand the Bible in a more LGBTIQ-affirming way.
Queer dating 101 | What to ask on your first date: Going on a first date can be a make or break moment in a possible relationship. So what are the must-discuss topics, asks Motlatsi Motseoile.
The pros and cons of coming out the closet: Coming out the closet can be one of the most significant experiences in any queer person’s life. But is it for everyone?
Q&A with award-winning documentarian Angelo Louw: Social justice activist and documentarian Angelo Louw believes there's never been a more important time to take a stand than right now.
Photos | Soweto Pride 2021: Check out all our photos of the 17th annual Soweto Pride; a scaled-down edition that lost none of its passion for LGBTIQ+ equality.
10 cheeky tips for better anal sex: Anal sex has come a long way from its taboo roots, with a lot of straight people now also admitting that they enjoy a little backdoor action.
Gallery | Male underwear model Daniel Cajiao at sea: Male underwear label Modus Vivendi has launched its new collection with a naval themed photo shoot featuring model Daniel Cajiao.
Do LGBTQIA+ allies really matter?: Did you know there's a flag for straight allies? But some of us question whether they really play a role in furthering the LGBTQIA+ cause.
Why no one wants to talk about intimate partner violence in queer relationships: Intimate partner violence is as common, if not more, among LGBT couples as it is in straight relationships. So why don't we talk about it?
Op-ed | SA’s LGBTQ voters distrustful of political elites: SA's LGBTQ voters are losing confidence in the country’s political leadership to provide a safe and secure environment for the community.
Queer life | Mourning the end of a friendship: As queer people, often living our lives far from our families, we tend to make friendships that ultimately come to resemble family.
4 queer South African artists who you need to know about: Our country is brimming with creative talent. Take a look at the work of four South African queer artists that you need to know about.
Film reveals personal and political impact of anti-gay conversion therapy: Former leaders of the ‘ex-gay’ movement share painful experiences in Pray Away, a powerful Netflix film about anti-LGBT ‘conversion therapy’.
Here are some of Disney’s most famous queer characters: Disney’s Jungle Cruise is the studio’s latest release, and one of just a handful of Disney flicks to feature queer characters.
Pierre de Vos on the Jon Qwelane Constitutional Court judgment: Constitutional law expert, Pierre De Vos analyses the recent landmark Constitutional Court judgement that found Jon Qwelane guilty of homophobic hate speech.
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.
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.
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.