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 | 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.
Joburg’s Queer Wellness Centre is a first in SA: The Queer Wellness Centre in Joburg is said to be SA's most comprehensive specialist private clinic for the LGBTQI+ community – for those that can afford it.
Don’t know your HIV status? You could be at higher risk of Coronavirus: There's never been a better time to test. Those who are HIV positive and not on treatment are at higher risk of more serious Coronavirus complications.
HIV vaccine trial abandoned: There's disappointment as researchers scrap clinical trials into a possible HIV vaccine that were being conducted in South Africa.
Getting onto PrEP is also good for your mental health: Alongside driving down HIV infection rates, PrEP may be enhancing the mental health and well-being of gay and bisexual men.
Girls more likely to be sexually fluid: At least one in five American teenagers report some change in sexual orientation during adolescence, with girls more likely to be sexually fluid.
Fighting for the rights of intersex people: Intersex genital mutilation — a violent and irreversible cosmetic surgery — is still happening in many countries, including South Africa. Intersex children need to be protected.
Does giving another guy head make you gay?: R&B singer Tank has ignited a firestorm after he said that a man having oral sex with another man doesn't make him gay. Is he right?
Costa Carastavrakis is living his best (gay) life: Bullied, hijacked, addicted to drugs and toxic relationships, and violated. Costa Carastavrakis has written an inspiring book about overcoming stigma, shame and substance abuse.
Trans conversion therapy linked to suicide: A damning study has found that attempts to change a transgender person’s gender identity, known as conversion therapy, is associated with a higher risk of suicide attempts.
Celebrities come out in support of PrEP: Popular South African celebrities, Moshe Ndiki and Bujy Bikwa, are backing a much-needed new project that provides free HIV prevention pills, known as PrEP, to men who have sex with men (MSM).
Study highlights GHB, the “silent” sex drug killing gay men: The largest-ever survey of the users of the drug GHB in the UK has revealed for the first time the human cost of what's been termed a "silent killer".
Science finds there’s not one gay gene but many: The largest-ever study of its kind has concluded that there is no single gay gene that makes a person gay and that many of them play a role.
So what is internalised homophobia – and do I have it?: The phenomenon of internalised homophobia is becoming increasingly recognised as a barrier to LGBTQI health and happiness. So what is it and how do we deal with it?
Report exposes global reach of conversion therapy: A groundbreaking report has exposed the global reach of so-called conversion therapy, the discredited and dangerous practice of trying to change LGBTQ sexuality or gender identity.
The United Nations wants to know how happy you really are: A United Nations survey is aiming to find out just how happy LGBTI+ people around the world are with their quality of life.
Just one accepting adult can save the life of an LGBTQ youth: LGBTQ youth have a higher risk of attempting suicide, but having just one adult who supports them can make all the difference.
PrEP could become a once-a-year implant: Scientists have shown that HIV prevention medication, known as PrEP, can be delivered via an under-the-skin implant that could last for up to a year.
Global HIV/AIDS update: Gay and other MSM still at high risk: Stigma and discrimination are holding back gay and other MSM from accessing HIV services, while PrEP needs to be rolled out more widely, says UNAIDS in a new report.