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Anzio Jacobs | No cause for celebration, we are not all free: Anzio Jacobs writes that actions like Monday's LGBTQIA+ hate crimes protest need to be fueled by a willingness for ALL of us to participate.
Siya Khumalo | LGBTI People Are Already Being Killed Over B-BBEE — But Do We Realize This?: Corruption and the murders of LGBTI people are connected and can be addressed using B-BBEE to challenge hegemonic power, writes Siya Khumalo.
Opinion | Would I be me, if I wasn’t gay?: Motlatsi Motseoile writes about how being gay left him with no choice but to be excellent so as to be heard, respected and afforded the space to exist.
Siya Khumalo | 5 Reasons B-BBEE legislation should incentivise LGBTI inclusion and visibility: Siya Khumalo asks if the resurgence of hate crimes calls for LGBTI inclusion into legislation like Employment Equity and Skills Development.
Photos | Vogue Nights Jozi – The Extravaganza Ball: Jozi's queer party scene burst back into life with Vogue Nights Jozi - The Extravaganza Ball, brought to us by Lelowhatsgood and Tutu Zondo.
Trans Day of Visibility offers chance for community to stand in solidarity and support: Visibility within the transgender community is often a Catch-22, especially for trans people of color, or those living in rural areas.
Trans Day of Visibility | SA government blocking trans recognition & visibility: It's the 12th Trans Day of Visibility but discriminatory government policies continue to deny transgender South Africans their identity.
Men’s Underwear: Making a splash with Modus Vivendi: Modus Vivendi is back with a hot new photoshoot for their Back T line, featuring two stunning male models and lots of sticky white paint.
What is your romantic orientation?: Have you ever thought about your romantic orientation? And nope, it’s not always the same as the sexual orientation you identify with.
Opinion | Adding a ‘third gender option’ on IDs: A small step in the right direction: The SA government is considering including a third gender option in identity documents. Iranti's Kellyn Botha looks at the proposed policy.
Meet the director of No Hiding Here – SA’s first gay rom-com: Gabe Gabriel, a graduate of UCT, has written and directed South Africa’s first gay romantic comedy (rom-com), No Hiding Here.
Gay life | What it’s like being the other man: Whatever the real or perceived morality of being in an extramarital affair, these relationships continue to happen. So what's it like being the "other man?, asks"
Queer books | Here’s a new free SA guide to queer terminology: The Pocket Queerpedia is a new queer book that will help readers broaden their understanding of the terminology of gender and sexuality.
These myths about intergenerational couples are getting old: LGBTQ intergenerational couples often face queerphobic stereotypes such as the myth of older gay men being sexual predators of younger men.
LGBTQ+ History Month: gay victims and survivors of the Holocaust are often forgotten – we need to tell their stories: Due to stigma and limited research funding, the gay victims of the Nazi camps during the Holocaust are often forgotten by the world.
Polyamory 101 | Tips for loving more than one person: Have you or your partner ever thought about polyamory? Here are the ins and outs of healthy and consensual romantic non-monogamy.
How the gay party scene short-circuited and became a moneymaking bonanza: The circuit party emerged in the late 1980s and came out of the underground gay party and club scene established by Black and Latino men.
Words matter: Some common LGBTQI+ gender terms: The way we use words is linked to how see the world and relate to others. Here's a guide to some of the LGBTIQ+ gender terms you need to know.
Homonormativity: Is it hurting us?: Homonormativity sees LGBTQ people trying to conform to mainstream ideals to gain acceptance from society. And that's a problem, writes Ashraf Booley.
Should straight actors be telling queer stories?: The issue of who gets to portray LGBT characters flared up again recently when Russel T Davies likened casting straight actors in gay roles to black face.