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PE activist defiant over “LGBTIQ+ agenda” school photo: A PE activist has inadvertently sparked a firestorm on Twitter over a photo of himself sensitising school pupils about LGBTIQ+ inclusion.
Watch it here! WQMD Season 2 Ep 7 – GBV and LGBTIQA+ Hate Crimes: In episode 7 of WQMD, the team talk to MP Nazley Sharif about the scourge of gender-based violence, LGBTIQA hate crimes and so-called corrective rape.
Hungary’s new anti-LGBTQ bill an “affront to European values”: Human Rights Watch says that plans to amend the constitution to ban adoption by LGBTQ couples in Hungary go against European values.
Caster Semenya takes case to European Court of Human Rights: South Africa Olympian Caster Semenya is set to take her fight for justice to the European Court of Human Rights, her lawyer has announced.
It will be legal to be gay in Angola from February 2021: A 134-year-old colonial-era ban on homosexuality will come to an end in Angola next year as new LGBTQ protections are added.
EU takes on rogue anti-LGBTIQ member countries: The European Commission has unveiled a bold plan to tackle continued and new discrimination against LGBTIQ people in Europe.
Amid the glam, Feather Awards calls for SA’s first queer president: The 12th Feather Awards honoured LGBTIQ+ achievers and allies, with co-founder Thami Kotlolo calling for greater queer inclusion.
Mayor of Johannesburg commits City to LGBTQI+ equality: The Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Geoffrey Makhubo, says that he and the City are committed
Watch it here! WQMD Season 2 Ep 5 – Queer Parenting and Adoption: In episode 5 of WQMD, newly adoptive parents, Jennis Williamson and Gopala Davies talk frankly about their queer parenting experiences.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris election a victory for LGBTQ+ equality: The election of Joe Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president augers well for LGBTQ+ equality in the United States and around the world.
MultiChoice ‘regretful’ but denies Cheeky Palate hate speech: MultiChoice has defended its right to have aired homophobic comments on its controversial Cheeky Palate show, insisting that these did not amount to hate speech.
Simphiwe Dana comes out as LGBTQ: Acclaimed South Africa singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana has come out as queer and revealed that she's engaged to marry a fellow performer.
DA calls for ban on conversion therapy in South Africa: Two resolutions to protect the LGBTIQ+ community were passed at the recent DA Federal Congress, including support for legislation to ban conversion therapy in South Africa.
Photos: Queer takeover of Sea Point Promenade: Members of the LGBTQIA+ community held a colourful protest on the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town on Saturday to mark Pride Month.
Western Cape LGBTQIA+ school guidelines “flawed”: Education groups say that proposed guidelines on gender identity and sexual orientation in Western Cape schools don't fully protect LGBTQIA+ learners.
Opinion | Would Simon Nkoli be proud of where we are today?: As we celebrate Pride in South Africa, Motlatsi Motseoile reflects on the memory of Simon Nkoli; one of the figures behind the first Pride march in Africa.
PTA theatre banned anti-bullying show to “protect” kids: The Pretoria theatre that cancelled an LGBTQ-affirming children’s
Nigeria | Judge throws out homosexuality charges against 47 men: A high profile case against 47 men in Nigeria arrested in a Lagos hotel on homosexuality charges has collapsed, but activists fear charges could be reinstated.
LGBTIQ activists face off with Cheeky Palate producers: A collective of queer activists has met with the producers of the Phat Joe TV show Cheeky Palate over homophobic comments aired in the first episode.
Blvck Queer Block: Blvck Queer Block (BQB) is a new South African creative, collaborative and authentic performance forum that represents black and queer women on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.