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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.
Queering business: Q&A with Uber Eats’ Thabang Sebata: Thabang Sebata is one of those rather rare individuals in South Africa; an openly queer business leader who's passionate about LGBTQ+ inclusion.
Opinion | Let 2021 be the year of enlightened and shame-free queer sex: Motlatsi Motseoile hopes that in this new year we'll normalise talking about and enjoying enlightened and shame-free queer sexuality.
Here are 7 positive LGBTQ highlights from 2020: While it’s easy to only associate 2020 with Covid-19 and a spate of hate crimes, here are some of the year’s most positive LGBTQ highlights.
Tragedy and Triumph: Mamba’s 20 most-read queer stories of 2020: We present the year's 20 most-read articles that you were gripped by. It’s a fascinating, saddening and often infuriating snapshot of the queer year that was 2020.
Opinion | Dear Gay Men, please stop…: As we enter a new year, Luke Akal argues that we gay men should take off our masks and delve into a new level of vulnerability — as uncomfortable as it may be.
69 countries still continue to outlaw homosexuality: Despite progress, 69 countries around the world still criminalise homosexuality while 6 allow for the death penalty for offenders.
WQMD Season 2 Ep 10: Recap and Best Of – Watch it here!: As we wrap us Season 2 of the award-winning LGBTIQA+ online web series WQMD (We’re Queer My Dear), here's a recap episode featuring a "best of" the season.
Majola Ganymede | Words became my weapons: Openly gay South African singer Majola Ganymede looks back at the controversy he sparked when he slated the Feather Awards back in 2014.
7 gay gift ideas to spoil your man this festive season: Christmas is just days away! Not done your shopping yet? Here are seven gay gift ideas for your beau that are sure to hit the spot.
Opinion | Do queer celebrities owe us good role modelling?: Should queer celebrities like Somizi Mhlongo be expected to be role models or are we demanding too much from public figures?