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Calls for Somizi to be taken off air over abuse allegations: Some are asking why Somizi is still on the airwaves in the wake of allegations by his husband Mohale that he was physically abused.
Ghana | Horror LGBTIQ+ hate bill introduced in parliament: The bill to criminalise LGBTIQ+ people and their allies in Ghana has taken its first step towards becoming law in the West African country.
Hope that Qwelane judgement will pave way for Hate Crimes Bill: Minister of Justice, Ronald Lamola says the Constitutional Court Jon Qwelane hate speech judgment will help move the Hate Crimes Bill forward.
LGBTIQ+ woman Thapelo Sehata murdered in Limpopo: Thapelo Sehata, who identified as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community, died last week Wednesday after she was severely assaulted.
Somizi responds to bombshell abuse allegations: Allegations of domestic abuse have shattered the reality TV veneer of Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung's marriage.
Formula 1 stars back LGBTIQ+ equality: Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel use world's focus around this past weekend's Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix to support LGBTIQ+ equality.
Con Court: Jon Qwelane guilty but hate speech definition amended: A victory for SA's LGBT+ community as the Constitutional Court confirms Jon Qwelane was guilty of hate speech but amends the Equality Act.
Motlatsi Motseoile | Yearning for family: "The past few months have been a reminder of our mortality." Motlatsi Motseoile writes about his longing, as a single gay man, to become a dad.
Gay Cape Town landmark Hothouse closes down: The Hothouse, the gay bathhouse that's been an institution in Cape Town for more than 20 years, has fallen victim to the Covid-19 crisis.
Fury over rapper DaBaby’s homophobic & ignorant HIV comments: Dua Lipa has joined those slamming US rapper DaBaby's bizarre homophobic on-stage comments and ignorant claims that HIV is a death sentence.
UCT students boycott Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie lecture: Some students at UCT are boycotting a lecture by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who's been accused of transphobia.
SA government urged to condemn horror Ghana anti-LGBTIQ+ bill: Cape Town Pride has written to the South African government urging it to publicly condemn the heinous new anti-LGBTIQ+ bill in Ghana.
Tanzania | SA lawyers sue government over homophobic arrests: Three human rights lawyers who were detained for "promoting homosexuality" and then deported in 2017 are suing the Tanzanian government.
Tom Daley: “I am a gay man and an Olympic champion”: Tom Daley has used his Olympic gold win in synchronised diving to offer a message of hope for LGBTQ people.
Lil Nas X dances naked in prison showers (watch): Queer music provocateur Lil Nas X is back with another memorable video that features the star and his male dancers gyrating naked in prison.
Nakhane opens up about his lockdown depression: Out music artist, actor and author, Nakhane has opened up about the toll that lockdown had on his mental health and how he has survived.
Ghana | Shocking new bill will jail LGBTIQ+ people & allies: Details of a proposed anti-LGBTIQ+ bill in Ghana have been revealed; it's a breathtaking attack on the most basic of human rights.
Hungary | Cynical anti-LGBTIQ referendum announced: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán says that Hungarians will be asked to vote on discriminating against LGBTIQ people with a biased referendum.
Queer dating | Your next partner is probably one of your friends: New research has found that an overwhelming number of LGBTQ+ couples don't meet on dating or hookup sites but actually start out as friends.