Mambagirl News

Alan Turing becomes first LGBTQ person on a banknote: The Bank of England has announced that Alan Turing, the gay British mathematics genius, will become the face of the new £50 note.
Israel’s education minister backs gay conversion therapy: There are calls for Israel's Education Minister, Rafael Peretz, to be fired after he said he believes that gay people can be 'cured' through conversion therapy.
Victory as UN renews LGBTIQ watchdog role: South Africa is among the countries that voted to renew the mandate of the UN LGBTIQ watchdog, who monitors violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity
South Korea | Gay soldiers face violence and abuse: Amnesty International has called for the devastating ban on consensual sex between gay soldiers in the military in South Korea to be abolished.
UK | Public support for same-sex relationships declines: In what's been described as a "worrying" trend, the acceptance of same-sex relationships and sexuality has declined in the UK.
Feather Awards strips Zodwa Wabantu of award: The Feather Awards has retracted the 2017 award given to Zodwa Wabantu, while the Moja Love channel and the star herself have finally expressed a measure of regret.
Meet Siba, Miss South Africa’s first queer contestant: History has been made after Sibabalwe Gcilitshana becomes the first openly queer woman to participate in the Miss South Africa contest.
Phat Joe unleashes homophobic attack as he backs Zodwa’s views: Radio presenter Phat Joe has expressed his disgust at being hit on by a gay man, while defending Zodwa Wabantu's homophobic comments.
Feathers considering calls to strip Zodwa of her award: Following her recent homophobic comments, the organisers of the Feather Awards are addressing calls to strip Zodwa Wabantu of her 2017 award.
“Isolated and alone”: Gifted Joburg LGBTQ teen succumbs to suicide: The last words of an accomplished LGBTQ teen who killed himself because he believed he could never be accepted are heartbreaking but reflect an all too common reality.
Zodwa Wabantu defends her comments as homophobia furore grows: As Zodwa Wabantu insists she can't be homophobic because she has gay friends, there are calls to have the star's reality show cancelled over her comments.
Zanele Muholi – 13 years of Faces and Phases: Internationally acclaimed queer artist Zanele Muholi presents their landmark Faces and Phases photographic project in Johannesburg this July and August at the Steveson gallery.
Zodwa Wabantu slammed for homophobic comments: Zodwa Wabantu is not only making waves for her revealing Durban July outfit but also for her ugly homophobic comments this past weekend.
Botswana government to appeal landmark gay sex ruling: Activists are disappointed that the Botswana government has decided to appeal the recent historic court ruling legalising same-sex sexuality.
Eswatini government refuses to register LGBTI group: The registrar of companies in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) is refusing to register an LGBTI rights group, arguing that its objectives have a "negative mindset."
Concern mounts over fate of missing gay Joburg man: The husband, family and friends of Wayne Johnson are increasingly concerned and desperate as he remains missing for more than three weeks.
Ethiopia gay tour cancelled after “gruesome” death threats: An American LGBTQ travel company has admitted defeat after receiving extreme death threats ahead of a tour of Ethiopia in October.
Cape Town hosts 1st global feminist LBQ women’s conference: A first of its kind gathering that will bring together Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) Women campaigners from around the globe is taking place in South Africa.
Betty Bangles takes on the Big Apple!: Betty Bangles, one of South Africa's most high profile drag artists, has made history by performing at the famous Stonewall Inn in New York City.
Phuti Lekoloane, SA’s 1st openly gay soccer player: I don’t regret coming out: In 2016, Phuti Lekoloane became the first professional male soccer player in South Africa to come out. We recently caught up with him.