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Queer groups to reach out to if you need help: While we have come a very long way as far as our rights are concerned, members of the LGBTQ community remain a vulnerable group.
Gay dating | An open letter to single gay men: In this heartfelt personal account of some of the frustrating experiences he's endured as a single man in the modern gay dating world, Andrew Barry asks why we as gay men often treat each other so badly.
Stonewall forever! WorldPride in New York City Gallery: New York City hosted the 2019 WorldPride parade in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Cobus Benade took these photos of the historic event.
African gay bashing ‘a colonial import’: Some decry Botswana’s enlightened High Court judgement on gay sex. But studies show that homosexuality existed – and was tolerated – across pre-colonial Africa.
Know your Pride | Some of the key figures of Stonewall: As we mark the 50th anniversary of Stonewall this month, here are some of the most prominent figures who were at the forefront of the historic queer uprising.
Slay! 5 local drag queens you need to know about: South Africa is awash with fabulous local drag queens who are breaking barriers whilst entertaining eager audiences. We showcase some of the top divas making a splash.
Celebration: In remembrance of Adam Levin: Award-winning author, design guru and "cultural terrorist" Adam Levin recently passed away. He will be remembered for his joie de vivre and his impact as a proudly gay man living with HIV.
Watch WQMD Episode 4: Bullying: The topic of bullying is the subject of the fourth episode of WQMD (We're Queer My Dear) - an online web series that looks at issues and challenges facing the LGBTIQ+ community in South Africa.
Why the Stonewall Riots still matter 50 years on: The world this month celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, seen by many as the start of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. We look at why this historic event is still relevant today.
SA journalist Lerato Mogoatlhe on challenging homophobia in new travel memoir: Lerato Mogoatlhe has written a remarkable memoir of her five years of travelling across Africa, including her experiences in confronting homophobia in Uganda.
These designers are pushing the boundaries in South African fashion: South Africa certainly has no shortage of creative talent. Check out some of the designers that are always at the cutting edge of South African fashion.
Major victory for African LGBTQ rights as Botswana legalises homosexuality: In a historic decision, the Botswana High Court has legalised homosexuality, making Botswana the latest African country to recognise the human rights of LGBTQ people.
Can we really promote South Africa as an LGBT-friendly tourist destination?: In the past few decades, South Africa has consistently been hailed as the most LGBT-friendly tourist destination on the African continent. But is this justifiable?
LGBT themed documentary is currently searching for participants: Are all gay men camp? Are all gay women butch? Are all drag queens gay, confused
Mr. Allofit | Coming for everything in the hip-hop world: Hailing from the village of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, Mr. Allofit has become one of the notable queer talents in South Africa’s rap and hip-hop scene.
Watch WQMD Episode 3: Equality: The topic of 'equality' is the subject of the third episode of WQMD (We're Queer My Dear) - an online web series that looks at issues and challenges facing the LGBTIQ+ community in South Africa.
Opinion | Holding government and parties accountable on GBV and LGBTI+ issues: As a new government is formed, Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane urges us to ensure that political parties and our leaders stick to their promises on Gender-Based Violence and queer issues.
6 young global sports stars paving the way for LGBTQ+ people: While the battle for equality and inclusion in sport is a long way from being won, here are six young athletes that are paving the way for the next generation of LGBTQ sports stars.
Self-love: Give yourself a hand!: May is International Masturbation Month! While spending some 'me-time' is something most of us do (but don't talk about) did you know it has many benefits?
How Cape Town’s ‘Gayle’ has endured – and been adopted by straight people: Many may not realise that the camp language used by gay men in South Africa, known as Gayle, draws from a long history that began in Cape Town.