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Philippines | LGBTQ people humiliated for breaking Covid-19 curfew: Three LGBTQ individuals in the Philippines have faced very public homophobic abuse from officials for contravening the county's Covid-19 curfew.
Coronavirus | LGBTQ professionals working under the lockdown: While the country is gripped by fear over the coronavirus crisis, there are some members of the LGBTQ community who remain at work, continuing to serve communities, despite the danger. 
Jon Qwelane hate speech case heads to Constitutional Court: Will there finally be justice? The Constitutional Court has confirmed it will hear the decade-long Jon Qwelane homophobic hate speech case next month.
Lady Gaga curating star-studded global coronavirus benefit show: Pop star Lady Gaga is collaborating with The World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Citizen for the historic One World: Together At Home television and streaming event.
Cape Town’s Pride Shelter needs your help: The Pride Shelter, South Africa's only LGBTIQ+ shelter, is asking the community for urgent help to support and feed its residents during the lockdown.
LGBTQ youth urged to delay coming out during lockdown: An LGBTQ+ organisation believes it may be best for LGBTQ youth to delay coming out while they are forced to stay home during the coronavirus crisis.
Vital HIV services for MSM continue in Joburg and Pretoria during lockdown: Two specialised health clinics for men who have sex with men (MSM) will continue to provide free life-saving HIV services, despite the national coronavirus lockdown.
SA born Troye Sivan releases new single (listen): Proudly gay South African-born star Troye Sivan has released his new single Take Yourself Home, encapsulating the mood of the times.
Uganda | Police raid LGBT youth shelter under coronavirus pretext: The authorities in Uganda have been accused of using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to beat and arrest LGBTQ people living in a homeless shelter.
US eases gay blood ban but policy remains discriminatory: In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has relaxed its gay blood ban, although it remains problematic.
Outrage as Hungary moves to ban trans gender identity changes: The government of Hungary is targeting transgender people with a bill that aims to block citizens from being able to change their gender marker after birth.
Book review: Kenyan Christian Queer is a powerful departure from despair: Damaris Seleina Parsitau reviews the book Kenyan, Christian, Queer, which presents four case studies of grassroots LGBT activism through artistic and creative expressions.
Online Global Pride to take place during Covid-19 crisis: The devastating coronavirus pandemic has seen the postponement or cancellation of hundreds of Pride events around the world in recent days. In response, a virtual Global Pride is set to take place on Saturday, 27 June.
Tears and tributes as trans activist and leader Lee Siba dies: The LGBTQ community is in mourning over the death of Gauteng transgender activist and pageant director Lee Siba Mothibe at the young age of 35.
Trans Day of Visibility | Out and calling on your empathy: As the world marks the International Trans Day of Visibility under the cloud of Covid-19, Kellyn Botha looks at the strides and setbacks faced by the trans community.
Now you can watch Moffie during the lockdown: Many of us have missed seeing Moffie in the cinema due to the lockdown but it's just been announced that it is now available for streaming at home.
Gay dating | 6 reasons you should consider dating an older man: In a culture where gay men are often shunned from the pool of potential partners once they reach a certain age, it’s worth again highlighting the many benefits there may be to dating an older guy.
Bitter blow as Singapore High Court upholds gay sex ban: The LGBTQ community in Singapore is devastated after the High Court rejected three constitutional challenges to the country's ban on homosexuality.
Report on violence against queer people in 5 African countries: A new report on violence perpetrated against LGBTQI individuals in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda has been published.
CT hate pastor Oscar Bougardt says LGBTQ people to blame for coronavirus: South African hate pastor Oscar Bougard has joined other religious bigots around the globe in asserting that the LGBTQ community has brought the coronavirus down upon the world.