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Artist hopes portrait of LGBTIQ+ sex worker Robyn Montsumi will haunt police: A life-sized portrait of an LGBTIQ+ sex worker has been placed near the Cape Town police station where she died in custody.
Camps Bay queer activists labelled hypocrites: The DA says that the queer black activists and artists who have occupied a Camps Bay holiday house are being hypocrites by trampling on the rights and livelihoods of others to make their point.
Trans rights activists and Home Affairs minister agree to work together: Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and transgender activists have met in a bid to resolve ongoing problems in delivering acceptable and affirming Home Affairs services to trans South Africans.
Bible isn’t banned, why should Qwelane be, asks lawyer in Con Court: The Constitutional Court has heard arguments for and against banning certain kinds of hate speech in the decade-long case against homophobic former journalist Jon Qwelane.
Acclaimed drag reality show ‘We’re Here’ now on Showmax: The Emmy-nominated drag reality show We’re Here is now streaming, gleaming and glamming up the screen in South Africa on Showmax.
Queer black activists occupy Cape Town holiday home: A group of "queer black and coloured activists from the working and middle class" are making waves by occupying an Airbnb luxury home in Cape Town.
Defying censors and the law, ‘Ìfé’ breaks new ground in Nollywood: The team behind the upcoming Nigerian film Ìfé are putting their safety at risk by defiantly releasing a Nollywood movie about lesbian love.
Pope tells parents God loves their LGBTQ children: Pope Francis briefly met with the parents of LGBTQ children and told them that their children are worthy of love from the Church just the way they are.
Five things you need to know about bisexuality: Bisexual Awareness Week is an annual commemoration of the identity, history and rights of what's often dubbed the LGBT+ community's largest group.
Music | New releases from Sam Smith & Armand Joubert: There's satisfying new pop music out from international and local queer musos, Sam Smith and Armand Joubert.
SAHRC & Gender Commission slam “injustice” against Caster Semenya: The SA Human Rights Commission and the Commission for Gender Equality say that demanding that Olympian Caster Semenya medically reduce her testosterone levels to compete could amount to torture.
Somizi accused of ‘stealing’ cooking show concept: LGBTQ entertainer Somizi Mhlongo is embroiled in a plagiarism row over claims that he "stole" the idea for his popular Dinner at Somizi's show.
Transgender rights | British doctors back easier gender identity change: The British Medical Association (BMA) has backed the right of transgender and non-binary people to self-identify without being diagnosed by a doctor.
Transgender PE woman assaulted and driven over in transphobic attack: Attacks on LGBTQ+ people have been on the rise over the past few weeks, including the serious hate crime assault of a transgender woman in Port Elizabeth.
What’s the limit for free speech? Concourt to hear Qwelane case: Civil society organisations have made submissions on both sides of the Jon Qwelane hate speech matter in a landmark Constitutional Court case on hate speech.
Drag diva Manila von Teez honoured in M&G 200 Young South Africans list: Cape Town's Manila von Teez is thought to be the first drag star to be included in the Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans list.
Oscars push for racial, gender and queer inclusion: Contenders for the Best Picture category at the annual Oscars will have to show meaningful racial, gender and LGBTQ representation and inclusion to quality for the award, arguably the most prestigious in the film world.
Gay man shot dead in Soweto in suspected hate crime: The LGBTIQ community in Soweto is in mourning following the brutal murder of a gay man, Simangaliso Dyasi, in a suspected hate crime.
LGBT community still faces public healthcare discrimination in South Africa: 25% of LGBTQ South Africans say they've been subjected to moral and religious-based lectures by public health staff when disclosing their sexuality and/or gender identity.
“How do I move on?” Raped gay man says he was victimised by SAPS: In an all-too-familiar scenario, a gay Free State man who was raped says he was treated with contempt by police when reporting the incident.