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Opinion | Abolition of Angola’s anti-gay laws may pave the way for regional reform: Angola has decriminalised consensual same-sex acts between adults in private. Could this be a sign we're reaching a tipping point in the SADC region?
For the love of technology! Sex robots, virtual reality and digisexuals: Sex as we know it is about to change thanks to robots and virtual reality. And a new sexual identity group known as “digisexuals” is coming to the fore.
Here are the top queer Oscar winning films of all time: How many have you seen? In the run-up to the 2019 Academy Awards on 24 February, here are some of the most important queer Oscar winning or nominated films.
Online dating | Can we find love?: Meeting people online is the norm these days. But is online dating about looking for love or just moving from one guy to the next in a quest for momentary sexual pleasure?
Our Voices | My mother knows I’m gay but is in denial: Many in the LGBTQIA+ community face rejection from family members who do not approve of who they are. Sindiso tells us about his painful struggle to be accepted by his mother.
Nakhane: Desire does not equal identity: With a career that's verging on the stratospheric, Nakhane spoke to MambaOnline about sexuality, the impact of Inxeba on South Africa and why he's just signed on as a Me1st ambassador.
What is the actual value of LGBTQI+ consumers?: The value of the Pink Rand is an oft-discussed topic, but the actual value of a community united under the rainbow flag may be much more than mere rands and cents.
My trans story | Becoming the man I always imagined myself to be: Twenty-one-year-old Lwazi Mbokazi is a proudly trans man from Durban who is not letting transphobia prevent him from living his authentic life.
Gallery | Male underwear model Tomas Perez walks in the woods: Hiking in the woods can be fun, especially when you're accompanied by a male underwear model, like Tomas Perez.
Cedric Fourie on masculinity and being an LGBTQ ally: MambaOnline speaks to Cedric Fourie about the Feather’s red carpet furore, the truth about his relationship with Lasizwe and what it means to be a man in South Africa today.
Opinion | Who’s your R. Kelly? And did you survive him?: As the world is outraged by details of R. Kelly's alleged abuse of young women, Motlatsi Motseoile asks why so few queer boys and men come forward with their own stories of sexual assault.
Held hostage by my family for being gay: After a debilitating accident, Michael was forced to return to his small town. What followed was years of emotional torture by his parents because he is gay.
How body image ideals shape the health of gay men: There's little research about gay men's eating disorders and body image concerns but it's clear they're expected to live up to the western ideal of a muscular and fat free body.
This young queer entrepreneur from the EC won’t be deterred by homophobia: Starting a business can be quite challenging. It can be even more difficult for the queer entrepreneur who is marginalised or living in environments that constantly make them feel unwelcome.
Opinion | Why I’m on PrEP: How many stories have you heard of people confronted with HIV when their ‘committed' partners confess that they’ve cheated? PrEP is one way of making sure that when you say, “It will never happen to me”, you’re telling the truth.
From Troye Sivan to Cardi B, pop stars got personal in 2018: The increasingly intricate entanglement of social media celebrity and popular music demands more of artists, like Troye Sivan, and their private lives than ever before.
The 6 best LGBTQ films of 2018: The past year gave us some important and outstanding LGBTQ films, acclaimed for both their artistic value and their social impact. Here's our list of the 6 best LGBTQ films of 2018.
As Told To | My abusive initiation experience still haunts me: "I felt so violated. So abused." Siyabonga, a gender non-conforming individual from the rural Eastern Cape, tells us about their traumatic initiation experience.
Opinion | How do we start healing in the New Year?: As LGBTQ South Africans we experience the double whammy of fractured race relations and the trauma we face for being queer. It is time for healing.
An open letter to Jack Parow: "It is not just a word, it is a violent word. My father’s fist when I was 12-years-old attests to that." Hendrik Baird writes that Jack Parow's apology for his homophobic meme is just not good enough.