Mambagirl News

Indian athlete Dutee Chand rejected by sister after coming out: Dutee Chand has become the first openly LGBTQ Indian athlete after coming out, but her own sister is threatening to expel her from their family.
Tunisia accused of ongoing homophobic and transphobic abuse: Despite promising to improve the lot of LGBTQ+ people, the government of Tunisia continues to abuse, arrest and torture sexual and gender minorities.
Miss Drag South Africa 2019 finalists revealed: The 10 stunning finalists who will compete for the 'drag with purpose' title of Miss Drag South Africa 2019 have been announced. 
Kewpie: Daughter of District Six exhibition now in Joburg: After a successful Cape Town outing, a photographic exhibition about Kewpie -one of District Six's most fabulous queer residents - is now in Johannesburg. 
First look at Ruby Rose’s proudly lesbian Batwoman series (Watch): The first trailer for Batwoman, said to be TV's first live-action superhero series with a lesbian lead character is out.
Rugby star Israel Folau formally fired for his anti-gay posts: Rugby Australia has confirmed that Wallabies star Israel Folau has been sacked for posting and sharing homophobic comments on social media.
History made as Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage: Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage after a contentious bill was passed by lawmakers.
IDAHOTB: 5 ways that queerphobia affects the LGBTIQ community: If you’re wondering why speaking out about LGBTIQ discrimination is still important, here are five real ways in which queerphobia affects the LGBTIQ community today.
Another victory in Dutch Reformed Church same-sex unions case: The North Gauteng High Court has rejected an application by an anti-LGBTQ group challenging the recent historic ruling ordering the Dutch Reformed Church to stop discriminating against same-sex couples.
Uproar over LGBTIQ inclusion in South African schools’ textbooks: South African schools are slowly moving towards teaching and including LGBTIQ+ realities in their classrooms and curricula, but not everyone's happy about it.
Africa’s rights commission can – and should – do more for sexual minorities: The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights is in danger of losing its autonomy after it took away the observer status of the Coalition of African Lesbians, writes Frans Viljoen.
Gay hate preacher Steven Anderson now banned in most of Europe: The world continues to shrink for kill-the-gays preacher Steven Anderson after he became the first person banned in Ireland through legislation enacted 20 years ago.
Eswatini | New LGBTI group hopes to be first to be registered: A newly established group in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) is aiming to become the first organisation in the nation to be legally registered as a specifically LGBTI rights group.
It’s official! Caster Semenya to appeal CAS ruling: Athletics South Africa (ASA) will appeal the discriminatory decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against Caster Semenya.
Transgender people in China resorting to self-surgery: Desperate transgender people in China are performing highly dangerous surgery on themselves and buying unsafe hormone treatments on the black market.
Parents urged to love their gay children unconditionally: Dumisani Calvin Mabasa was thrown out by his father for being gay and turned to sex work to survive before going on to put himself through school and studying to be a social worker.
Global medical body rejects unethical Caster Semenya rules: The World Medical Association (WMA) has urged its members to refuse to implement discriminatory regulations that aim to inhibit Caster Semenya's natural running talents.
Local actress shines on the big screen in lesbian-themed film: Wits University dramatic arts graduate Altovise Lawrence, winner of the first season of reality show ‘Top Actor’, stars in a new lesbian-themed American film that opened in South Africa on 3 May.
Emotional Madonna honoured for her LGBTQ activism: Madonna received a standing ovation when she accepted the Advocate for Change Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.
Watch WQMD Episode 1: Religion and Homosexuality: Following much anticipation, here is the very first episode of We're Queer My Dear (WQMD) - a new online web series that looks at issues and challenges facing the LGBTIQ+ community in South Africa.