HEADLINES

German Parliament remembers queer victims of the Holocaust: The German Parliament has for the first time shone a light on the queer victims of the Nazis to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Pope Francis calls for Catholic Church to oppose anti-gay laws: The Catholic Church must put Pope Francis' historic words into action by supporting efforts to repeal laws criminalising homosexuality.
All the details: Cape Town Pride 2023 Parade & Mardi Gras: The annual Cape Town Pride Parade and Mardi Gras will set the Mother City abuzz on Saturday 4 March 2023. Here's what you need to know.
Here’s the Cape Town Pride 2023 calendar of events: The Cape Town Pride Festival has revealed details of this year’s three-week-long festival which runs from 9 February 9 to 5 March.
LGBTI-inclusive fairy tales suitable for children, rules European court: Placing a warning label on an LGBTI-inclusive fairytale book for children is unjustifiable and violates the right to freedom of expression.
“God is against you guys”: LGBTQ+ stigma in Gauteng clinics: A study has found that many members of Gauteng's LGBTQ+ community continue to face stigma and discrimination at public health clinics, with some even being refused services.
Beyoncé accused of LGBTIQ+ hypocrisy over Dubai performance: Beyoncé has coined millions of dollars for a spectacular once-off performance in Dubai, but did she sell out her queer fans in the process?
I was a victim of the Grindr Gang: Hendrik, a gay Johannesburg man, was a recent victim of the so-called Grindr Gang. He writes about his harrowing experience of being held captive and robbed.
Activists slam Church of England’s “hollow” LGBTQI+ apology: The Church of England has apologised for its treatment of LGBTQI+ people while proposing limited blessings for same-sex couples.
Russia now set to ban LGBTI+ content from streaming platforms: Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, plans to ban TV series and movies that include LGBTI+ characters or references from streaming services.
Khayelitsha lesbian hate crime murder case postponed 14 times since May: The trial of the man accused of committing a hate crime when he allegedly fatally stabbed Phelokazi Mqathanya, is set to finally start.
Reviled, reclaimed and respected: the history of the word ‘queer’: The word queer is not without controversy. While it has a clear history as an insult, its use has never been singular, simple or stable.
Ntsiki Mazwai tells “sick” trans women to stop calling themselves women: South African poet and commentator Ntsiki Mazwai is again targeting the LGBTIQ+ community, this time denying that transgender women are women at all.
Edwin Chiloba murder: LGBTQ+ community afraid to report IPV: The murder of Edwin Chiloba has highlighted the challenges faced by LGBTIQ people in Kenya in reporting intimate partner violence.
Here’s how you can stay positive in 2023: Wondering how to think positively in the New Year, despite uncertain times? Here are several things you can do to stay positive in 2023!
LGBTIQ teen beaten and abused by young women: Thabiso Motaung, a 19-year-old member of the LGBTIQ community in Cape Town, was filmed being stripped naked and beaten by three young women in Khayelitsha.
SA Methodist Church condemns EC pastor’s queerphobic sermon: The Methodist Church of Southern Africa has apologised to the LGBTIQ+ community for queerphobic statements made by one of its pastors in the Eastern Cape.
Linda Mayekiso: “Your queerness is your superpower”: Marketer Linda Mayekiso is helping pave the way for other queer people in corporate South Africa. He opens up about his career and business philosophy.
Was Edwin Chiloba the victim of intimate partner violence?: Five people have appeared in court in connection with the murder of well-known Kenyan model and activist Edwin Chiloba, including his partner.
England and Wales count LGBTQ people in census for first time: While South Africa falls behind, more countries are starting to count their LGBTIQ+ citizens as part of their national census.