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LGBTQ+ History Month: gay victims and survivors of the Holocaust are often forgotten – we need to tell their stories: Due to stigma and limited research funding, the gay victims of the Nazi camps during the Holocaust are often forgotten by the world.
Siv Ngesi accused of appropriating drag culture: Siv Ngesi is appearing in an Adidas campaign as his alter ego Sivanna, sparking a debate about the exclusion of queer drag performers.
Survey on Conversion Therapy in SA: Access Chapter 2 wants to know about your LGBTQ conversion therapy experience as part of effort to stamp out this dangerous practice in SA.
Polyamory 101 | Tips for loving more than one person: Have you or your partner ever thought about polyamory? Here are the ins and outs of healthy and consensual romantic non-monogamy.
Kakuma LGBTQ refugees continue to face violence and abuse: Activists call on the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to urgently evacuate LGBTQ refugees from
Queer couple in deadly attack in Sebokeng: A recently-engaged queer couple is no more after one partner was killed and the other injured in a horrific hate crime attack in Sebokeng in Gauteng.
Home Affairs considers scrapping male and female ID numbers: Gender activists have welcomed a move by the department of Home Affairs to take into account the wishes of transgender, non-binary and intersex people in allocating identity numbers.
Namibian comedian Xuro Milton beaten in homophobic attack: Namibia's LGBTQ community is outraged after popular entertainer Xuro Milton was assaulted by a homophobic security guard in his own apartment building.
Finland violated rights of child of lesbian couple: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has found that Finland failed to consider the best interests
LGBTQIA+ groups launch #NoOneIsOneThing campaign: Iranti has kicked off its #NoOneIsOneThing campaign to showcase the complex intersectional identities which all LGBTQIA+ people embody.
Meet the Miss Drag South Africa 2020/21 finalists: Despite the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Miss Drag South Africa will be going ahead this year, but as an online event.
Homophobic actress loses religious discrimination case: An actress who was fired from a production of The Color Purple over homophobic comments was not discriminated against because of her religious beliefs, rules a London tribunal.
How the gay party scene short-circuited and became a moneymaking bonanza: The circuit party emerged in the late 1980s and came out of the underground gay party and club scene established by Black and Latino men.
Fired LGBTQ soldiers to have medals restored: Thousands of LGBTQ personnel in the British military were not only discharged because of their identity but were also stripped of or denied medals they'd earned.
Gay men who ‘sound gay’ face more stigma and discrimination: Researchers say gay men are more likely than lesbian women to face stigma and prejudice from heterosexual people due to the sound of their voice.
Here’s SA’s new gay rom-com, No Hiding Here: No Hiding Here, a new feel-good South African gay rom-com, has arrived to touch the hearts of audiences on Showmax from 18 February.
Words matter: Some common LGBTQI+ gender terms: The way we use words is linked to how see the world and relate to others. Here's a guide to some of the LGBTIQ+ gender terms you need to know.
Nigeria | Arts chief attacks trans star Bobrisky: The head of the national arts body in Nigeria has warned that transgender star Bobrisky is working to turn the country's men gay.
Finally, freedom! It’s officially legal to be gay in Angola: The 134-year-old colonial-era ban on homosexuality in Angola is no more after the country's revised penal code came into effect this week.
5 Valentine’s ideas for social-distance lovers: Here are five cute, socially distanced Valentine’s month ideas to try out if you and your beau can’t be together to celebrate love and romance.