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Health | 8 ways to reboot your sexual health: We all get complacent when dealing with the demands of daily life. That's why a new year is a perfect time to reset your sexual health.
Queer love | Meeting the right one, but always at the wrong time: I have prayed, hoped and dreamed when it comes to love and relationships and yet somehow, I feel like those prayers always get ‘blue-ticked’.
Breast cancer in men: Ignorance – the No 1 danger: Most men believe that breast cancer only impacts women, leading to many men who are affected being dangerously diagnosed at a later stage.
Queer dating | Spruce up your online dating profile: For those looking for a long-term romantic partner in 2022, here are a few tips to upgrade your online queer dating profile.
A year of hate: Mamba’s 20 most-read queer stories of 2021: The year that was 2021 will be remembered by South Africa's LGBTI community as a dark period; marked by murders and social media hate speech.
LGBT migrants in South Africa: religion can be a blessing, and a curse: John Marnell has documented the diverse faith-based experiences of LGBT migrants in South Africa; from the affirming to the traumatic.
France the latest to ban conversion therapy. So what about SA?: As France becomes the newest country to ban conversion therapy as damaging and unethical quackery, isn't it time that South Africa follows suit?
Kristen Stewart on playing Diana: The Golden Globe-nominated Kristen Stewart talks about the process of becoming the iconic and tragic figure of Princess Diana in Spencer.
Opinion | Am I Black or Queer first?: The famous words of Simon Nkoli echo as I think – am I Black or Queer first? The answer is, unfortunately, not as simple as we'd like it to be.
Queer relationships: The importance of communication: Romantic relationships are often sabotaged by poor communication. Here are some tips to improve your communication skills.
Namibia Pride 2021 rocks Windhoek (Photos): The recent week-long Namibia Pride was the country’s biggest ever Pride celebration and featured a colourful Pride Parade through the capital Windhoek.
Roché Kester: Leading Gauteng’s LGBTI Desk: Activist and poet Roché Kester is heading up the Gauteng provincial government’s new effort to better serve and protect its LGBTI residents.
Photos | Pretoria Pride Parade 2021: After a two-year Covid-19 break, Pretoria Pride made a return with its 7th edition. Mamba was there to capture the faces of Pretoria Pride.
How Princess Diana became a darling of the gay community: Princess Diana wasn’t only a friend to select members of the gay glitterati, but also an ally to the greater LGBTQI+ community.
Celebrating 15 years of same-sex marriage in South Africa: It was 15 years ago that South Africa became the first nation on the continent and the fifth in the world to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Companies must advocate for LGBT rights everywhere in the world, not just where it’s easy: Corporate LGBT solidarity is rarely a privilege afforded to people living in countries where governments are hostile to the LGBT community. That needs to change.
Dr Bev Ditsie: “I’m in awe that I’m still alive”: Ahead of their 50th, we spoke to Dr Bev Ditsie about regrets, staying true to themselves, and what advice they'd give their 19-year-old self.
Photos | Feather Awards 2021: The annual Feather Awards is known for its fashion, entertainment and witty commentary. Here's a visual snapshot of the recent 13th outing.
Queer dating | Is it time I embraced non-monogamy?: A recent article about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s relationship, got me questioning if monogamy is really my default setting.
Opinion | How should LGBTQI allies handle family homophobia?: If you consider yourself an ally to the LGBTQI community, here's how you can handle homophobia from your family members.