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Uganda: Government shuts down LGBTQ rights group: Uganda's NGO regulator has halted the operations of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a leading LGBTQ rights group in the country.
SA LGBTIQ+ Rights Watch: July 2022: An overview of LGBTIQ+ rights violations reported in South Africa in July 2022, collated by OUT LGBT Well-being and MambaOnline.
School punishes learner for attending drag show: A matric student has been stripped of some of her school honours after teachers saw a video of her celebrating her 18th birthday at a drag show.
Monkeypox: An expert explains what gay and bi men need to know: While anyone can get monkeypox, the current outbreak is overwhelmingly affecting sexually active gay, bi and other men who have sex with men.
Poet Ntsiki Mazwai slams gay men for “competing” with women: South African poet Ntsiki Mazwai has sparked a firestorm of queerphobia on social media with a bizarre attack on the LGBTQ community.
Yaya Mavundla launches clothing line with a purpose: Queer Comfort, a new clothing line by transgender pioneer Yaya Mavundla, has been launched to support transgender people in need.
WQMD – Pronouns, Identities, Expressions and You: In this episode of WQMD, reality TV stars Sis Tamara and Yahto Kraft open up about their queer identity, expression and pronouns.
How businesses can be better LGBTQ allies all year long: Rainbow logos during Pride Month don't cut it. Here are some ways that companies and brands can be more authentic and better LGBTQ allies throughout the year.
New deal gives hope for injectable PrEP in South Africa: As the WHO calls for the use of long-acting injectable PrEP, a new deal could make it more affordable for countries like South Africa.
Beyoncé dedicates new album Renaissance to late gay uncle: In a touching tribute, Beyoncé has revealed that her late gay uncle's influence inspired Renaissance, her seventh studio album.
Hate speech complaint lodged against anti-gay preacher: A Johannesburg preacher and former ACDP candidate has been slammed for his social media posts proclaiming that gay people are sinners equal to those who commit bestiality.
Doctor Dulcy Rakumakoe – fulfilling her destiny: Motlatsi Motseoile talks to LGBTIQ+ role model Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe about her path to success and what it means to be a social entrepreneur.
LGBTIQ+ activist faces possible execution in Iran: More than 50 international rights groups have called for the release of Sareh, an LGBTIQ+ activist who could be executed on charges of "promoting homosexuality" in Iran.
Read all about it: The long and shameful history of outing by the media: For as long as sexuality and gender have been hot button topics, the media has had a hand in outing people before they were ready to do so.
Non-binary makeup artist Ryno Mulder is a cover star: Get It JHB North magazine is increasing the visibility of the queer community by featuring well-known non-binary makeup artist Ryno Mulder on its cover.
Monkeypox: WHO issues guidelines for MSM community: The WHO has has issued new guidelines to tackle the spread of monkeypox, including empowering the LGBTQ+ community with knowledge.
WQMD – Experiences, Stories and Evolution of SA Drag Culture: In this episode of WQMD, Shenay sits down with three South African drag superstars who open up about their experiences in the world of drag.
SA urged to follow Greece in banning intersex genital mutilation: Greece has become the 5th country in the world to ban intersex genital mutilation, a move that activists say South Africa should emulate.
LGBTQ+ rights not a priority for most African youth: A major survey of African youth across the continent has shown a small increase in support for LGBTQ+ equality but the vast majority still don't see it as important.
Religion and state need to be in balance to protect democracy in South Africa: The relationship between religion and the law is often complicated due to the tension between freedom of belief and protection from abuse.