Tennessee’s drag ban rehashes old culture war narratives: Tennessee has passed a law that bans drag from being performed in view of children. So why does the American public suddenly need to be protected from drag?
In Pictures: 2023 Cape Town Pride Mardi Gras: The post-parade Cape Town Pride Mardi Gras was once again the colourful climax of the annual Cape Town Pride Festival with its celebration of the rainbow community.
SA LGBTIQ+ Rights Watch: February 2023: An overview of LGBTIQ+ rights violations, hate speech incidents and case updates in South Africa in February 2023, collated by OUT and Mamba.
In Pictures: 2023 Cape Town Pride Parade: The Cape Town Pride Parade recently took to the streets of the Mother City to celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community. Check out our photos here!
Infidelity – can a relationship be saved?: Infidelity is one of the most devastating things that can happen in a marriage or a relationship. Can the trust ever be rebuilt?
Meet Melino Carl, Botswana’s first out trans woman model: Melino Carl, Botswana’s first out and proud trans model, is taking the runway by storm with her confidence and smouldering looks.
Angola: A journey to LGBTIQ+ economic inclusion and participation: Arquivo de Identidade Angolano and its members are committed to the economic empowerment and inclusion of the LGBTIQ+ community in Angola.
Botswana hosts LGBTIQ+ business exchange programme: Botswana recently hosted a business exchange programme aimed at enhancing the economic participation of LGBTIQ+ people in the SADC region.
Orville Peck: SA’s queer masked country crooner: He's no one-trick pony! We take a look at Orville Peck, the South African-born proudly gay masked country sensation kicking up a storm in the US.
SA LGBTIQ+ Rights Watch: January 2023: Here's an overview of LGBTIQ+ rights violations and updates on ongoing cases in South Africa during January 2023, as collated by OUT LGBT Well-being and Mamba.
I was a victim of the Grindr Gang: Hendrik, a gay Johannesburg man, was a recent victim of the so-called Grindr Gang. He writes about his harrowing experience of being held captive and robbed.
Reviled, reclaimed and respected: the history of the word ‘queer’: The word queer is not without controversy. While it has a clear history as an insult, its use has never been singular, simple or stable.
Here’s how you can stay positive in 2023: Wondering how to think positively in the New Year, despite uncertain times? Here are several things you can do to stay positive in 2023!
Linda Mayekiso: “Your queerness is your superpower”: Marketer Linda Mayekiso is helping pave the way for other queer people in corporate South Africa. He opens up about his career and business philosophy.
How sides are turning the sexual position binary on its head: Forget tops and bottoms, sides is a new term for gay and bisexual men who don’t enjoy anal sex and prefer other forms of male to male intimacy.
Vodacom leads telecoms industry in LGBTIQ+ diversity and inclusion: Vodacom, SA's largest mobile network operator, is supporting, celebrating and empowering its LGBTIQ+ employees through its workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Mamba’s 21 most-read queer stories of 2022: The year that was 2022 was dominated by hate speech and issues impacting LGBTIQ+ youth, including deadly bullying and panic over inclusive schools.
Motlatsi Mkalala: Profile of an out and proud banker: Motlatsi Mkalala's success is an emphatic affirmation that a black openly queer man can thrive in the traditionally conservative corporate world.
Christmas with the family: a queer survival guide: When the festive season arrives, so does the accompanying stress and anxiety of family events. How do you make it through while staying sane?
Changing hearts and minds: LGBTQIA+ economic empowerment in Zambia: Zambia's Women's Alliance for Equality runs several ground-breaking LGBTQIA+ economic empowerment programmes, despite a deeply hostile environment.