Mambagirl News

Uganda | Police raid LGBTIQ-friendly bar in Kampala: Police have arrested 120 people in an apparent drugs raid on a gay-friendly bar in Kampala, but activists say that this was an excuse to target the LGBTQ community.
Mob attack on LGBT community in Liberia: A party hosted by members of the LGBT community in Liberia ended in violence when they were attacked by a mob in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Queer Books | Nataniël’s bio and two collections of stories: Three new South African queer books were recently unveiled, including Nataniël's first full autobiography and two collections of African queer life and stories, in both graphic and written formats.
LGBTQ characters on US TV at an all-time high: There are more LGBTQ characters on American broadcast television than ever before, and, for the first time, LGBTQ women outnumber men.
America’s right is lobbying against South Africa’s sex education syllabus: Conservative “pro-family” advocacy groups with US ties are targeting increasingly inclusive sex education lesson plans being developed by the South African education department as part of the life orientation curriculum.
Deputy President: SA must “shut up” about Uganda’s gay death penalty bill: Speaking on Uganda's persecution of LGBTIQ people, South Africa's Deputy President David Mabuza says that the country should not seek to impose its beliefs on others.
Civil Union Amendment Bill | Journey to Equality Not Over: After its passage in the National Assembly last year, the Civil Union Amendment Bill now faces its next hurdle; approval in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).
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.
SA’s Johannes Radebe wows in Strictly Come Dancing same-sex routine: South African dancer Johannes Radebe has delighted the British public with a same-sex Strictly Come Dancing routine that's gotten social media talking.
Edwin Cameron | The Mamba Interview: In an exclusive must-read interview, retired Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron opens up about HIV stigma, coming out, the limits of religious bigotry, and how he met his partner.
‘Moffie’ earns three British Independent Film Awards nominations: Moffie, the new gay-themed South African film, has scored three nominations at the 2019 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA).
SAHRC moves to jail Cape Town LGBTQ hate pastor Oscar Bougardt: Pastor Oscar Bougardt has been served with court papers to have him jailed for homophobic hate speech. But the hate preacher remains defiant and calling Caster Semenya "sick".
Thousands mark 30 years of Johannesburg Pride: Thousands of people participated in the annual Johannesburg Pride celebrations on Saturday, while one of the event's founders hosted a separate commemoration of Africa's first Pride march, held in 1990.
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.
ACDP marches against “immoral” pro-LGBTQ sex education: As Johannesburg's LGBTQ community celebrated Pride on Saturday, supporters of the ACDP (African Christian Democratic Party) protested against inclusive sex education in the classroom.
16 LGBTQ Ugandans arrested and tortured: In a new crackdown in Uganda, 16 LGBTQ people have been arrested on homosexuality charges and forced to undergo anal exams.
“God loves you” – Call for Christians to support Johannesburg Pride: Graeme Codrington, an author, futurist and strategy consultant, has urged fellow Christians to come out and support the LGBTQI community at Saturday's Johannesburg Pride.
Bev Ditsie’s ‘love letter’ to Pride: One of the founders of Johannesburg Pride, Bev Ditsie, has expressed both her frustration with Pride and her refusal to call for a boycott of the event.
Same-sex marriage finally legal in Northern Ireland: The LGBTQ community in Northern Ireland is celebrating the legalisation of same-sex marriage, finally catching up with the rest of the UK.
Botswana | Politicians “fueling violence” against LGBTIQ community: Members of the LGBTIQ community in Botswana say that politicians are using homophobic vitriol to attack their opponents in a dangerous election ploy.