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Is LGBTQI+ visibility still important during a pandemic?: There simply isn’t a part of our lives that has not been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. So is LGBTQI+ visibility still important during a global pandemic?
Gay dating | The politics of love and attraction for gay men: The politics of gay dating... It’s a topic we should never tire of challenging. Are you fem? Are you straight acting? Are you discreet? Are you out? Are you a man or a sis’bhuti? These are questions that are asked every day. 
Masturbation Month: 6 reasons why self-love is good for you: “May has come and so should you”, proclaims the official Masturbation Month website; a message that has special resonance during this era of social distancing and coronavirus lockdowns. 
Turning heartbreak into musical affirmation: Yahto Kraft: Yahto Kraft blew viewers away on The Voice SA with his powerhouse vocals and queer realness. He talks to us about reaching for stardom, body positivity and the heartbreak that fuelled his standout track, Ugly.
A short history of homophobia: The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) is marked on 17 May. But what is homophobia and when and why was the term created?
Coronavirus lockdown | LGBTQ people face hostility and loneliness: Being a member of a vulnerable sexual or gender minority during the coronavirus lockdown is a double whammy for many of us, writes Rohit K Dasgupta.
Lockdown | LGBTQ people facing unemployment and financial ruin: As South Africa continues to battle with ever-increasing confirmed COVID-19 cases, there are growing numbers of LGBTQ people who are deeply uncertain about their financial future. 
Queer content to stream while you’re in lockdown in SA: MambaOnline has selected some of the best queer content on South Africa’s most popular streaming services to keep you engaged during the lockdown.
Making peace with these eye-popping male models: Male models Josué Tarí Madariaga and Tomi Mikael Lappi celebrate the launch of Modus Vivendi's latest underwear line in a striking outdoor photoshoot.
Being open to love in times of uncertainty: Remembering recent experiences in Sydney and Hong Kong, Pancho Mulongeni muses about how love has changed during the time of coronavirus. Will it ever be the same again?
Getting down in lockdown: How to get off online: Let's face it, lockdown sucks, especially for those of us used to regular hook-ups. So what is a lonely, libidinous lad to do when there’s an itch that can’t be scratched? Here are some ideas.
How a gender conspiracy theory is spreading across the world: Transgender and gender-fluid people are the victims of a growing gender conspiracy theory that's being promoted by groups such as the Catholic Church.
Opinion | We need older gay men to be visible: Do older gay men exist? The media has often been accused of painting a picture of eternal youth and uber sex appeal when it comes to the representation of gay men. 
GALA: Documenting queer history and biography for future generations: Our past gives us insight into who we are and where we are going. Angie Gallagher looks at GALA, South Africa's queer archive which aims to preserve our LGBTQ+ history for future generations.
Shuttered by the coronavirus, many gay bars are now on life support: Gay bars, which were already under threat, have been shuttered by public-place closure orders during the coronavirus pandemic. Will they survive?
Queer voices | Grief and loss in the time of coronavirus: A Johannesburg man has had to face the devastating death of his beloved grandfather from the coronavirus, made even worse by the trauma of not being allowed to be by his side. This is his story.
The queerest musicals of all time: Gay men have been fascinated by musicals for as far back as we can remember. Here’s our list of the queerest musicals to have graced the stage and screen.
Coronavirus | LGBTQ professionals working under the lockdown: While the country is gripped by fear over the coronavirus crisis, there are some members of the LGBTQ community who remain at work, continuing to serve communities, despite the danger. 
Book review: Kenyan Christian Queer is a powerful departure from despair: Damaris Seleina Parsitau reviews the book Kenyan, Christian, Queer, which presents four case studies of grassroots LGBT activism through artistic and creative expressions.
Trans Day of Visibility | Out and calling on your empathy: As the world marks the International Trans Day of Visibility under the cloud of Covid-19, Kellyn Botha looks at the strides and setbacks faced by the trans community.