HEADLINES

Bollywood | India’s first gay male rom-com banned in UAE, backed by Trump: The first gay male romantic comedy from Bollywood is making waves around the world, including getting a surprising thumbs up from US President Donald Trump.
Gay Western Cape teacher attacked by parent in homophobic row: A school teacher from Robertson in the Western Cape says he was assaulted by a parent because he complained about homophobic comments made by the man's child.
Charl-Jaquairdo is the new Mr Gay World South Africa!: Charl-Jaquairdo van Helsdingen from Johannesburg has been chosen as Mr Gay World South Africa 2019, in a closely watched online competition.
A new queer chorus for Johannesburg: The recently founded Johannesburg Queer Chorus (JQC) is gearing up to host its first rehearsals in March following four months of planning and preparation.
Rapport slammed for “malicious” article demeaning transgender children: Rapport has been blasted for an article that belittled transgender children as individuals who are confused about their "real" gender.
Desmond Tutu’s long history of fighting for lesbian and gay rights: Archbishop Desmond Tutu is mostly known to the world for campaigning against apartheid but he has also become one of the continent's most prominent advocates for the rights of lesbian and gay people.
Pressure grows for eSwatini to legalise same-sex love: As the eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) government argues that LGBTIQ people are "unnatural", a new petition is demanding that it decriminalise same-sex intimacy.
PTA trans women locked out of insurance payout: A transgender woman has experienced one of the many challenges involved in updating the gender marker in her identity documents.
Lindo Cele murder accused bail hearing postponed: The bail application of the man accused of murdering LGBTIQ musician Lindo Cele in a suspected hate crime has been postponed to later this month.
Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival returns for 2020 edition: The annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival will be bringing some sparkle, fun and glamour to the streets of the idyllic coastal town of Knysna from 30 April to 3 May 2020.
How might our outlook on gender and sexuality change in the next decade?: It’s plain to see that the global LGBTQI+ community have seen great strides being made over the past ten years, so what will the next decade bring?
President of Seychelles opens Commonwealth equality meeting: The President of Seychelles Danny Faure has launched a meeting of Commonwealth activists on discrimination against women, girls and the LGBT community.
Wait, so is Somizi having a THIRD wedding?: Can too much be too much? Somizi Mhlongo has announced that he and husband Mohale Motaung are planning to tie the knot for the third time in an overseas location.
Is Pete Buttigieg too gay or not gay enough to be president?: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has responded to a radio host's claim that he's not electable because he kisses his husband in public and is not as 'manly' as Trump.
Queer Photography | Limbo: Queer identities and young men in limbo situations feature in a new photography exhibition by artist Gil Mualem-Doron at Cape Town's Greatmore Studios.
Trudeau calls out Senegal’s PM on LGBTQ rights: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has challenged the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, on his country's continued criminalisation of homosexuality.
Here are our 10 favourite local LGBTQ celebrity couples: This month, as a part of the ultimate celebration of one of life’s great passions, we turn our attention to some of our favourite local LGBTQ celebrity couples.
Lindo Cele murder is third LGBTIQ killing in just two months: Groups including the ANC's LGBTIQ+ Desk and OUT LGBT Well-being have called for the authorities to bring Lindo Cele's killer and other recent hate crime perpetrators to justice.
Eight men jailed for 2 years for “imitating women”: Human Rights Watch has condemned the arrest and imprisonment of eight men in Mauritania for “committing indecent acts” and “inciting debauchery” at a party.
Jussie Smollett faces new criminal charges: Despite being let off the hook last year, American actor Jussie Smollett has again been charged for his alleged hate crime hoax that shocked the world.