HEADLINES

Colours of Love: True Love highlights black, queer couples: The iconic True Love magazine has been praised for featuring four queer couples in its latest issue as a commemoration of Pride month in Gauteng.
Indonesia | President delays draconian extramarital sex ban: Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, has delayed the ratification of a controversial new penal code that would criminalise sex outside of marriage, including sex between LGBTQ people.
After a decade, the future of Ekurhuleni Pride is uncertain: In the wake of the recent 11th Ekurhuleni Pride, the organisers have revealed that the event's future is now in doubt.
Mauritius | Bid to legalise same-sex sexuality: Four young activists have approached the Supreme Court of Mauritius to legalise homosexuality in order "to establish equality and freedom under the law" for LGBT people.
Soweto Pride 2019 to mark 15th anniversary: Soweto Pride 2019 is celebrating 15 years of LGTBI activism under the theme of ‘Fly Your Freedom Flag’. It's 15 years of resilience, joy, sorrow, ups and downs and simply celebrating community.
Getroud Met Rugby’s first same-sex wedding on an Afrikaans soapie: Getroud Met Rugby (Married to Rugby) has broken new ground on South African TV by recently broadcasting the first same-sex interracial wedding on an Afrikaans soapie.
US court says Christian wedding invitation designers can refuse same-sex couples: The top court in the US state of Arizona has ruled that two designers are within their rights to refuse to create same-sex wedding invitations.
Trans conversion therapy linked to suicide: A damning study has found that attempts to change a transgender person’s gender identity, known as conversion therapy, is associated with a higher risk of suicide attempts.
Gay dating | A man is a man is a man, right?: Men come in varied sexualities and identities, so why should cisgender gay men only date other cisgender gay men, asks Motlatsi Motseoile.
Scientists discover that famous ‘Lovers of Modena’ were men: The ancient skeletons known as the "Lovers of Modena" who were found holding hands and presumed to be a man and woman have turned out to be those of men.
“It does not make me weak” – Gay rugby icon Gareth Thomas reveals HIV status: Gareth Thomas, the world’s first openly gay international rugby player, has received a tidal wave of support after being forced to announce that he is living with HIV.
Eswatini government officially rejects LGBTI group: The government of Eswatini confirms that it views LGBTI people as criminals and second class citizens who are not entitled to basic human rights.
Sam Smith embraces non-binary pronouns: After recently coming out as non-binary, British hitmaker Sam Smith has announced that they no longer want to be referred to as 'him' or 'he'.
Report: Eastern Cape LGBTQ woman takes own life after rape (Updated): Sue Ann Klaasen, a young LGBTQ woman from Uitenhage, has committed suicide after being raped by a group of men allegedly because of her sexuality.
Bullied gay youth gets 14 years for class stabbing: A gay American youth who killed a fellow high school student in class after being bullied for years was sentenced to jail this week.
Vaal Pride 2019 a spirited protest and celebration (Photos): The 7th annual Vaal Pride was held in the historic Gauteng township of Sharpeville on Saturday 7 September and was dubbed an enthusiastic commemoration of LGBTQ identity.
Ethiopia | Religious leaders to offer LGBTQ conversion therapy: Citing the "escalating problem" of homosexuality, religious leaders in Ethiopia are planning to promote conversion therapy to "treat" LGBTQ people.
Celebrities come out in support of PrEP: Popular South African celebrities, Moshe Ndiki and Bujy Bikwa, are backing a much-needed new project that provides free HIV prevention pills, known as PrEP, to men who have sex with men (MSM).
Spar to take action against ‘gay rape’ hate speech employee: A Western Cape man is in hot water with his employer, Spar, after posting a hate speech comment on his Facebook profile about raping gay men instead of women.
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Detox in Cape Town and Gauteng (Win tickets!): S&S productions and MVT Productions in partnership with Babylon the Joburg Bar brings RuPaul’s Drag Race star Detox to South Africa on 22 and 23 September.