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Mpox: New Cases Emerge in South Africa: The mpox outbreak in South Africa has claimed a second victim, while a Gauteng man has been diagnosed in the Western Cape.
Grind Gang Syndicate: Gay Man’s Harrowing Ordeal in Cape Town: Queer individuals in Cape Town are urged to be cautious after a man was held ransom and robbed by criminals who lured him through Grindr.
Pride and Progress: Steve Letsike Sworn in as South African MP: In a landmark moment, Mmapaseka Steve Letsike, one of South Africa's most distinguished LGBTIQ+ rights activists, has become an MP.
Transgender Kimberley High School Teen Murdered in Suspected Hate Crime: Karabelo Pudumo, an 18-year-old transgender high school learner from the Northern Cape, was stabbed to death in a suspected hate crime.
Global Pride Report Celebrates LGBTIQ Resilience: In a year marked by hostile political discourse, LGBTQI+ communities organised Pride and queer visibility events in over 100 countries.
What is Allyship? A Brief History, Present and Future: Allies are an important part of the social change that helps break down LGBTQI+ discrimination. So what is an ally and who qualifies?
Mpox Outbreak: SA Health Department Moves to Provide Vaccines to MSM: Following the death of a man in Gauteng, the SA Health Department plans to provide mpox vaccines for at-risk groups, including gay men.
Johannesburg Queer Chorus Marks Pride Month with UJ Performances: The Johannesburg Queer Chorus (JQC) will be celebrating International Pride Month with two special performances at the UJ Arts Centre on 22 June.
Zimbabwe: LGBTIQ+ Group’s Offices Vandalised by Homophobes: GALZ, one of Africa's longest-running LGBTIQ+ groups, endured harassment and vandalism by a group of religious homophobes over the weekend.
OUT Raises Alarm Over Rise of Anti-Constitutionalism in SA Politics: A queer rights group is deeply concerned that MK, which wants to scrap South Africa's Constitution, is now the country's third largest party.
Woolworths Defies Bigots with New Pride Month Campaign: In defiance of last year's hateful backlash and boycott, Woolworths is once again marking International Pride Month both in stores and online.
South African Gay Country Star Orville Peck Teams Up With Kylie Minogue: Get ready to hit the dance floor! South African-born gay country star Orville Peck has teamed up with pop icon Kylie Minogue and DJ/producer Diplo for a new disco-country club banger, Midnight Ride.
Namibia: Call for President to Veto Anti-LGBTQI+ Bill: An online campaign is urging the President of Namibia, Nangolo Mbumba, to veto the discriminatory anti-LGBTQI+ bill passed by Parliament.
Calvin Klein Celebrates Pride with Cara Delevingne and Jeremy Pope: Calvin Klein is marking International Pride Month 2024 with its "This Is Love" campaign starring actor Cara Delevingne and actor and singer Jeremy Pope.
Unite SA Awards: Vote for Your Fave Queer Ad Campaign!: In partnership with MambaOnline and The Other Foundation, you can now vote for your fave queer ad campaign in the inaugural Unite SA Awards!
TikTok Activism: How Queer Zimbabweans Use Social Media to Show Love and Fight Hate: Online spaces like TikTok represent a way for queer Zimbabweans to claim their right to exist and express themselves.
Transphobic YouTuber Doubles Down on Bigotry: The YouTuber reported to the SA Human Rights Commission for transphobic hate speech has responded by intensifying his anti-trans tirade.
GBV: Public Protector Reveals Shocking State of SA Criminal Justice System: The Public Protector says South Africa fails to provide adequate measures to effectively protect victims of GBV, including LGBTQIA+ people.
Johannesburg Pride Reveals First Details of 35th Edition: Pride of Africa has announced the preliminary details for the 35th Johannesburg Pride celebration set to take place in October 2024.
Queer Books | Alistair Mackay Talks About New Novel, The Child: We spoke to South African queer author Alistair Mackay about the challenges of writing his second novel, The Child, which explores queerness, love, family and trauma.