HEADLINES

“You are fully embraced,” Botswana President tells LGBTQ leaders: In a historic meeting, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has told LGBTQ leaders that he is committed to upholding their human rights.
New Showmax series explores sex in Afrikaans: The queer-inclusive Showmax series Sex in Afrikaans will explore the taboo, the titillating and the therapeutic in Afrikaans sex lives.
Queer love | Meeting the right one, but always at the wrong time: I have prayed, hoped and dreamed when it comes to love and relationships and yet somehow, I feel like those prayers always get ‘blue-ticked’.
Lesbian poet Joelle Taylor wins TS Eliot poetry prize: British lesbian slam poet Joelle Taylor has won one of the UK’s top poetry prizes for a collection about being a butch lesbian in the 1990s.
Joburg LGBTI+ business summit to focus on SMEs: SA LGBTI+ business owners and entrepreneurs are urged to register for the 2021/2022 SA LGBTI+ Business Network Summit on 27 January.
Namibia | High Court refuses to recognise foreign same-sex unions: The Namibia High Court says that while it supports recognising same-sex unions it does not have the legal power to change the law.
Cape Town mourns loss of Miss Pride, Adrienne Galagatsi: Adrienne Galagatsi, the reigning Miss Cape Town Pride and a popular member of the transgender community, has reportedly taken her own life.
“A beast on the loose.” Alleged lesbian killer out on bail in KZN: Activists are fuming that the man accused of killing Anele Bhengu has been released back into the community pending the start of his trial.
Heartbroken mother of Sam Mbatha weeps at her loss: As funeral details are announced, the mother of slain LGBTIQ man Sam Mbatha has spoken about accepting that her son will never come home.
Kenya | LGBTQ students protest over boarding school ban: The LGBTQ community in Kenya has taken to the streets after a Cabinet minister suggested that queer students be banned from boarding schools.
SA remains top when it comes to bottoms, says Grindr: Global queer dating app Grindr has revealed that South African continue to be among the top countries with the highest percentage of bottoms.
Dolphins are having lots of (pleasurable) lesbian and gay sex: A study of the clitorises of bottlenose dolphins adds to evidence that sexual pleasure - gay and straight - is not just a human pursuit.
“Hate never will win” – Homophobia in sport back in the headlines: Homophobia in sport is back in the news, with two football players speaking out about the ongoing scourge this week.
Breast cancer in men: Ignorance – the No 1 danger: Most men believe that breast cancer only impacts women, leading to many men who are affected being dangerously diagnosed at a later stage.
‘Gay cake’ case shows power of US Christian Right: A gay rights activist loses a 7-year battle with the Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery who refused to make him a ‘Support Gay Marriage’ cake.
DNA results confirm Sam Mbatha was murder victim: The family of gay man Sam Mbatha can move towards some semblance of closure after DNA results confirm that it was his body found by police.
MJ Rodriguez is first trans actress to win Golden Globe: Pose star MJ Rodriguez has made acting history after she became the first transgender actress to win a Golden Globe award.
Pope praises nun for decades of LGBTQ Catholic ministry: A nun who co-founded an LGBTQ Catholic ministry in defiance of the church is congratulated for her decades-long work by Pope Francis.
Queer dating | Spruce up your online dating profile: For those looking for a long-term romantic partner in 2022, here are a few tips to upgrade your online queer dating profile.
Queer individual stabbed to death after bathroom argument: The start of the new year has been marred by another report of a senseless murder of a young queer individual, this time in Mmabatho.