Beloftebos Wedding Venue: Heterosexism and Colonial Christianity: In the wake of the religious homophobia that led the Beloftebos wedding venue to reject a same-sex couple, author Siya Khumalo looks at the roots of toxic Christianity.
Shaping perceptions: Queer representation in Afrikaans media: While many queer Afrikaners still struggle with their identity and acceptance, Afrikaans films and TV shows are increasingly depicting authentic LGBTQ experiences.
Noks Simelane: Sharing my transition journey with the world: KwaZulu-Natal trans man Noks Simelane is using his YouTube channel to share his transition and to highlight the daily challenges facing transgender South Africans.
‘Judy’ brings the gay icon to a new generation: Renée Zellweger stars as the legendary performer and gay icon Judy Garland in the Golden Globe-winning Judy, opening in South Africa on 10 January.
Opinion | Is there a right way to deal with a breakup?: We've all gone through the pain of at least one breakup. It's how we choose to react to that heartbreak - by lashing out or growing from the experience - that truly counts, writes Motlatsi Motseoile
Queer New Year’s resolutions to take into the next decade: 2020 won’t just be the start of a new year, but also marks the advent of an entirely new decade! Here are 10 New Year’s resolutions that the queer community can (and should) take into the next decade.
Mamba’s 21 most-popular queer stories of 2019: As we enter a New Year, here are the articles that you - our readers - were most gripped by in 2019. It's a fascinating snapshot of the year that was.
From Harlem to Jozi – the rise of ball culture: Ball culture has become an increasingly visible phenomenon, including in South Africa. Here's how this celebration of black queer identity and expression has spread around the globe.
Tips to take care of your queer mental health this festive season: While "it's the most wonderful time of the year" for some, the festive season can be a challenge for many in the LGBTQI+ community. Here are some mental health self-care tips.
Opinion | Much ado about a rainbow flag: Kenyans were outraged after a rainbow flag was recently raised on top of Mt Kenya, along with the national flag. Activist Denis Nzioka looks at why a simple rainbow flag would elicit so much hate.
Q&A | Miss Drag SA 2019 Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie: After winning more than 20 pageants, Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie was crowned Miss Drag SA 2019 in October. Find out more about this stunning activist and drag artist here!
Get to know your LGBTIQA+ alphabet: People – and even members who are part of the LGBTIQA+ community themselves – often talk in jest about the seemingly confusing umbrella acronym for people who do not identify as entirely straight.
Pierre De Vos: Why the hate speech provision was declared unconstitutional and what happens next: Constitutional law expert Pierre De Vos looks at what led the Supreme Court of Appeal to dismiss the Jon Qwelane homophobic hate speech conviction and what it means for the LGBTQ+ community.
Edwin Cameron World AIDS Day Message 2019: Every year, now-retired Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron pens a World AIDs Day message, published by Exit - SA's longest-running LGBTQ publication - and shared by MambaOnline.
“The category is love”: Celebrating the ineffable Billy Porter: History-making singer, performer, actor and fashion icon Billy Porter has become a dynamic representation of black queer talent, success and fearless fabulousness.
The history of drag in South Africa still plays out at modern pageants: A Google search for the term 'South African drag queens’ yields approximately half-a-million results. TL McCormick takes a look at the history of drag in the Western Cape.
Opinion | Dear Gay Men: Do You Remember Your First Sexual Experience?: For most young LGBTQ people, their first sexual experience can be a defining moment. So why is it often not always a fully consensual one, asks Motlatsi Motseoile?
In Pictures: The first Feathers Festival: The recent Feathers Festival in Johannesburg was a truly memorable Afro-queer affair, boasting stylish, beautiful people, cutting edge fashion and world-class music.
Opinion | Silence is evil, Mr Deputy President: The Rev. Teboho G, Klaas, a pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, speaks out about the furore surrounding Deputy President David Mabuza's comments that South Africa does not have the right to interfere in Uganda's persecution of LGBTI+ people.
Queer Books | Nataniël’s bio and two collections of stories: Three new South African queer books were recently unveiled, including Nataniël's first full autobiography and two collections of African queer life and stories, in both graphic and written formats.