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How businesses can be better LGBTQ allies all year long: Rainbow logos during Pride Month don't cut it. Here are some ways that companies and brands can be more authentic and better LGBTQ allies throughout the year.
Doctor Dulcy Rakumakoe – fulfilling her destiny: Motlatsi Motseoile talks to LGBTIQ+ role model Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe about her path to success and what it means to be a social entrepreneur.
WQMD – Experiences, Stories and Evolution of SA Drag Culture: In this episode of WQMD, Shenay sits down with three South African drag superstars who open up about their experiences in the world of drag.
LGBTQ+ rights not a priority for most African youth: A major survey of African youth across the continent has shown a small increase in support for LGBTQ+ equality but the vast majority still don't see it as important.
LGBTQ elders and the importance of learning old tricks: As a community, do we do enough to learn from and take care of the LGBT elders that came before us? Perhaps it's time that we do.
Gyre on hip-hop homophobia: I’m done keeping quiet!: South African queer hip-hop trailblazer Gyre has had his fill of homophobia in the hip-hop scene. Now he's speaking out!
WQMD – Dr Beverley Ditsie: A South African Queer Icon: In this episode, the WQMD team are in the presence of queer royalty, the iconic Dr Beverley Ditsie - one of SA's most influential queer voices.
New Queer Music: Nakhane, Armand Joubert & Makhosi Lwazi: Nakhane, Armand Joubert and Makhosi Lwazi have released a new batch of proudly queer music. Watch and listen here!
WQMD – Navigating What it Means to be Intersex: Crystal Hendricks joins the WQMD team to talk about the issues and obstacles intersex individuals have to navigate in a traditionally binary society.
‘Parental rights’ lobby puts trans and queer kids at risk: The right claims that discussions about sexuality and gender in school infringe on parents’ rights. So what about LGBTQ+ parents and children?
WQMD – Are Queer Pageants Still Relevant in SA?: Are queer pageants still relevant in South Africa today? The WQMD team speak to former title-holder Louw Breytenbach about his experiences.
Politically charged Durban Pride returns after three years (Photos): The 10th Durban Pride was smaller than in previous years but no less passionate in demanding LGBTIQ+ equality and safety from hate crimes.
There’s a new ‘Side’ to queer dating: Grindr, the world’s most popular queer dating app recently revealed another 'side' to its user's preferences when it comes to sexual roles.
WQMD – Queer Physical & Mental Health: In this episode, WQMD talks to Vincent "Vee" Nkosi from The Aurum Institute's Pop Inn clinics about queer physical and mental health.
Mamba’s ultimate International Pride Month playlist: In honour of international Pride Month, here's our scorching Pride Month playlist of 21 iconic tracks celebrating all things queer!
WQMD – The Team Gets Personal!: In episode 3 of Season 3 of WQMD, Tina, Jodi and Shenay get personal and answer some of your questions. You don't want to miss this!
WQMD – Queer Representation in the Media: In episode 2 of Season 3 of WQMD, we talk to guest Dumisani Macdonald Dube about the mainstream media’s representation of queer issues.
Intersectionality: What does it mean and why does it matter?: You've likely heard of “intersectionality”. But what does it mean, and why are scholars and activists advocating for the use of this concept?
WQMD – Queer Rejection & Disownment: In the first episode of Season 3 of WQMD, the team look at the issue of rejection and disownment of queer people.
History made as LGBTIQ+ Pride comes to Robben Island (Photos): For the first time, the rainbow flag has been flown on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.