Coronavirus found in semen of young men with COVID-19: We don’t know much about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but we are learning new
Getting down in lockdown: How to get off online: Let's face it, lockdown sucks, especially for those of us used to regular hook-ups. So what is a lonely, libidinous lad to do when there’s an itch that can’t be scratched? Here are some ideas.
Mr Gay World SA Charl-Jaquairdo opens up about surviving cancer: In a powerful video, the reigning Mr Gay World SA, Charl-Jaquairdo Van Helsdingen, has spoken candidly about surviving testicular cancer - twice!
LGBTQ youth urged to delay coming out during lockdown: An LGBTQ+ organisation believes it may be best for LGBTQ youth to delay coming out while they are forced to stay home during the coronavirus crisis.
Vital HIV services for MSM continue in Joburg and Pretoria during lockdown: Two specialised health clinics for men who have sex with men (MSM) will continue to provide free life-saving HIV services, despite the national coronavirus lockdown.
Queer sex and intimacy in the age of coronavirus: With much of the world in lockdown in an effort to contain the spread of the 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?