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Are gay relationships less stable?: Gay relationships have traditionally been seen as less stable than straight ones but just how true is this perception? Not at all, it turns out.
Getroud Met Rugby’s first same-sex wedding on an Afrikaans soapie: Getroud Met Rugby (Married to Rugby) has broken new ground on South African TV by recently broadcasting the first same-sex interracial wedding on an Afrikaans soapie.
Gay dating | A man is a man is a man, right?: Men come in varied sexualities and identities, so why should cisgender gay men only date other cisgender gay men, asks Motlatsi Motseoile.
This gay ballet dancer’s struggle with his sangoma calling: Zuko Mnukwa, a 27-year-old from Cape Town, says his calling to become a sangoma caused him to sacrifice his dream of dancing ballet, resulting in him having a love-hate relationship with his spiritual vocation.
The best LGBTQ books released this year (so far): Readers, gather round! If you’ve been salivating after LGBTQ books you can really sink your teeth into, look no further – here are some of the most exciting local and international reads 2019 has offered up so far.
Stop calling it a choice: Biological factors drive homosexuality: Across cultures, 2% to 10% of people report having same-sex relations. In the
So what is internalised homophobia – and do I have it?: The phenomenon of internalised homophobia is becoming increasingly recognised as a barrier to LGBTQI health and happiness. So what is it and how do we deal with it?
Report exposes global reach of conversion therapy: A groundbreaking report has exposed the global reach of so-called conversion therapy, the discredited and dangerous practice of trying to change LGBTQ sexuality or gender identity.
Opinion | We cannot microwave social change: It is important that we develop a creative morality, which places inclusion, rather than exclusion, as the default approach around public discourse.
This is how Justice Edwin Cameron changed South Africa: Justice Edwin Cameron is one of South Africa’s most influential queer icons. As he prepares to step down from the Constitutional Court we look at how he has profoundly changed our country for the better.
Gay dating | Can we hope for intimacy and commitment?: As I recently left the home of yet another man I’d met on the yellow app, I wondered if this is all there is for us. Does intimacy exist in this era of let’s meet for momentary pleasure?
Global HIV/AIDS update: Gay and other MSM still at high risk: Stigma and discrimination are holding back gay and other MSM from accessing HIV services, while PrEP needs to be rolled out more widely, says UNAIDS in a new report.
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.