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Tears and tributes as trans activist and leader Lee Siba dies: The LGBTQ community is in mourning over the death of Gauteng transgender activist and pageant director Lee Siba Mothibe at the young age of 35.
Trans Day of Visibility | Out and calling on your empathy: As the world marks the International Trans Day of Visibility under the cloud of Covid-19, Kellyn Botha looks at the strides and setbacks faced by the trans community.
Now you can watch Moffie during the lockdown: Many of us have missed seeing Moffie in the cinema due to the lockdown but it's just been announced that it is now available for streaming at home.
Gay dating | 6 reasons you should consider dating an older man: In a culture where gay men are often shunned from the pool of potential partners once they reach a certain age, it’s worth again highlighting the many benefits there may be to dating an older guy.
Bitter blow as Singapore High Court upholds gay sex ban: The LGBTQ community in Singapore is devastated after the High Court rejected three constitutional challenges to the country's ban on homosexuality.
Report on violence against queer people in 5 African countries: A new report on violence perpetrated against LGBTQI individuals in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda has been published.
CT hate pastor Oscar Bougardt says LGBTQ people to blame for coronavirus: South African hate pastor Oscar Bougard has joined other religious bigots around the globe in asserting that the LGBTQ community has brought the coronavirus down upon the world.
Levi’s Pride campaign highlights Manila Von Teez (Watch): Levi’s South Africa has produced a short film profiling one of the country's leading drag personalities, Manila Von Teez.
Egypt denies existence of LGBT people: The government of Egypt has told UN member states that it cannot protect LGBT people's rights because it does not recognise that they exist.
Wave of LGBTIQ hate as WC lesbian teen murdered: Sixteen-year-old Liyabona Mabishi has become the fourth member of the LGBTIQ+ community to be murdered in South Africa this year.
Queer sex and intimacy in the age of coronavirus: As the world goes into lockdown in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus, what are the dos and don’ts of getting down? Here's a handy guide.
Coronavirus | Pride in London postponed: One of the world's largest LGBTQ events, Pride in London, has been postponed due to the threat of coronavirus.
What’s money got to do with it? Do we have to be gay and rich?: I was still a young gay boy when I happened on the phrase "you can’t be gay and poor." I would go on to grow up around many, mostly straight, people who repeated this line. 
AKA apologises for moffie comments. Admits he’s an idiot.: South African rapper AKA has apologised for using the word “moffie” as an insult, claiming that he didn’t realise it was still a derogatory term.
Pride Shelter, Africa’s only LGBTIQ+ shelter, addresses community concerns: The queer Muslim-faith organisation that's taken over the running of the Pride Shelter, Africa's only LGBTIQ+ shelter, responds to community concerns.
Coronavirus | Queer community urged to limit dating app hookups: As South Africa desperately tries to limit the spread of coronavirus, the ANCWL LGBTIQ+ Desk has urged the LGBTIQ+ community to take action to protect itself.
Grow up! Homophobic AKA taunts Cassper Nyovest with “moffie” comment: Amidst an embarrassingly juvenile Twitter spat with Cassper Nyovest, an out-of-control AKA has turned to homophobic slurs to call out his rival.
Boipelo’s Family Tree: a fruitful literary find for same-sex parents: Young queer author Mantedieng Mamabolo speaks to MambaOnline about Boipelo’s Family Tree, her groundbreaking children's book affirming the inclusion of same-sex families.
“You think you’re a man?” KZN lesbian women brutally beaten: A young queer woman from KwaZulu-Natal has shared how she and a friend were mercilessly beaten and verbally abused for being lesbian.
Coronavirus | Free State Pride & Mr Gay Western Cape postponed: More LGBTQ+ events have now been postponed because of the growing threat of coronavirus in South Africa, including Free State Pride.