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This is what queer-inclusive sexuality looks like: A brilliant new South African guide to sex and sexuality is fun, enlightening and totally queer-inclusive and affirming. We spoke to author Tiffany Kagure Mugo.
Watch it here! WQMD Season 2 Ep 2 – Coming Out While at School: In this episode of WQMD (We’re Queer My Dear), the team meet Binnelanders actor Dihan Schoeman and his parents to talk about his experience of coming out while still in school.
Outdoor destinations to explore in every province: No matter where you are in Mzansi, there’s an outdoor destination you’ll love – read on to find out where to next take your brand-new hiking boots for a spin.
Gay dating | Reflecting on our love lives during lockdown: The dramatic impact of the lockdown on our social lives has led to many discussions about reassessing the nature and face of dating, especially among gay men.
Fashion gallery | Very vinyl underwear threesome: Greek underwear label Modus Vivendi has recruited a trio of stunning male models to debut their new Viral Vinyl line, and boy are we paying attention.
Watch it here! WQMD Season 2 Ep 1 – HIV Awareness: WQMD is back with Season 2! In the 1st episode, the team meet HIV activist Wade Schraerer and discuss HIV stigma, treatment and prevention.
More penises are appearing on TV and in film – but why are nearly all of them prosthetic?: If you’ve noticed an uptick of male frontal nudity in TV and in movies in recent years, you’re onto something. But why are so many of these appendages fake?
10 TED Talks about LGBTQ issues to add to your watch list: In these 10 inspiring and illuminating TED Talks, speakers boldly and eloquently make the case for true LGBTQ equality and inclusion.
Thami Dish on Gauteng Premier Makhura’s broken promises on LGBTIQ+ equality: Feather Awards founder Thami Kotlolo has called out Premier David Makhura for failing to deliver a long-promised LGBTIQ+ Desk in Gauteng and the South African government for not taking action on queer rights.
South African singer Nakhane redefines ideas of masculinity: South African queer artist Nakhane’s body of work, through its very public focus on queer masculinity, redefines what being a man is, writes Gibson Ncube.
Five things you need to know about bisexuality: Bisexual Awareness Week is an annual commemoration of the identity, history and rights of what's often dubbed the LGBT+ community's largest group.
Covid, couture & seasonal fashion trends: We speak to Leon Haasbroek: As we move into spring, MambaOnline spoke to fashion publicist Leon Haasbroek to pick his brain about the world of couture in the face of the pandemic, and how the move to online marketing is likely to influence this space.
Opinion | Are LGBTQ people responsible for the queerphobia they face?: Our lives are performed in a predatory chase and we, LGBTQ people, are prey. So should we change who and what we are to avoid society's queerphobia, asks Motlatsi Motseoile?
Lasizwe | South Africans are not happy with same-sex love: In a candid Q&A, openly gay social media and reality TV star Lasizwe Dambuza opens up about his dating life, career and the backlash he faced for speaking out on LGBTQ equality.
Sade Giliberti | We’re just people who want to love freely: Sade Giliberti is one of SA's most iconic openly queer personalities, having grown up with millions of teens on television.
Imraan Vagar on why it took him “so long” to come out: The LGBTQ community puts immense pressure on queer celebrities to come out to the public. Television personality Imraan Vagar reveals why it took him so long to take that step.
No, raising kids is not a new “status symbol” for gay men: Is being a parent the new "must-have" status symbol for gay men and couples? That's what some are suggesting in the wake of growing numbers of famous queer dads.
Beyoncé | 5 ways in which Queen Bey’s been the ultimate LGBTQI ally: Beyoncé is one of the LGBTQ community's most influential and adored divas. Here are five times Queen Bey's used her platform to show her support for our inclusion, equality and celebration.
Queer books: The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser (extract): The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser follows individuals from 9 countries to explore how “LGBT rights” became one of the world's new human rights frontiers.
Horror axe attack highlights same-sex domestic violence: A Limpopo woman who was hacked with an axe by her wife is highlighting the rarely discussed issue of domestic violence in LGBTIQ relationships.