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Philippines | LGBTQ people humiliated for breaking Covid-19 curfew: Three LGBTQ individuals in the Philippines have faced very public homophobic abuse from officials for contravening the county's Covid-19 curfew.
Jon Qwelane hate speech case heads to Constitutional Court: Will there finally be justice? The Constitutional Court has confirmed it will hear the decade-long Jon Qwelane homophobic hate speech case next month.
Cape Town’s Pride Shelter needs your help: The Pride Shelter, South Africa's only LGBTIQ+ shelter, is asking the community for urgent help to support and feed its residents during the lockdown.
SA born Troye Sivan releases new single (listen): Proudly gay South African-born star Troye Sivan has released his new single Take Yourself Home, encapsulating the mood of the times.
Uganda | Police raid LGBT youth shelter under coronavirus pretext: The authorities in Uganda have been accused of using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to beat and arrest LGBTQ people living in a homeless shelter.
US eases gay blood ban but policy remains discriminatory: In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has relaxed its gay blood ban, although it remains problematic.
Outrage as Hungary moves to ban trans gender identity changes: The government of Hungary is targeting transgender people with a bill that aims to block citizens from being able to change their gender marker after birth.
Tears and tributes as trans activist and leader Lee Siba dies: The LGBTQ community is in mourning over the death of Gauteng transgender activist and pageant director Lee Siba Mothibe at the young age of 35.
Trans Day of Visibility | Out and calling on your empathy: As the world marks the International Trans Day of Visibility under the cloud of Covid-19, Kellyn Botha looks at the strides and setbacks faced by the trans community.
Bitter blow as Singapore High Court upholds gay sex ban: The LGBTQ community in Singapore is devastated after the High Court rejected three constitutional challenges to the country's ban on homosexuality.
Report on violence against queer people in 5 African countries: A new report on violence perpetrated against LGBTQI individuals in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda has been published.
CT hate pastor Oscar Bougardt says LGBTQ people to blame for coronavirus: South African hate pastor Oscar Bougard has joined other religious bigots around the globe in asserting that the LGBTQ community has brought the coronavirus down upon the world.
Egypt denies existence of LGBT people: The government of Egypt has told UN member states that it cannot protect LGBT people's rights because it does not recognise that they exist.
Wave of LGBTIQ hate as WC lesbian teen murdered: Sixteen-year-old Liyabona Mabishi has become the fourth member of the LGBTIQ+ community to be murdered in South Africa this year.
Coronavirus | Pride in London postponed: One of the world's largest LGBTQ events, Pride in London, has been postponed due to the threat of coronavirus.
AKA apologises for moffie comments. Admits he’s an idiot.: South African rapper AKA has apologised for using the word “moffie” as an insult, claiming that he didn’t realise it was still a derogatory term.
Pride Shelter, Africa’s only LGBTIQ+ shelter, addresses community concerns: The queer Muslim-faith organisation that's taken over the running of the Pride Shelter, Africa's only LGBTIQ+ shelter, responds to community concerns.
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.
Boipelo’s Family Tree: a fruitful literary find for same-sex parents: Young queer author Mantedieng Mamabolo speaks to MambaOnline about Boipelo’s Family Tree, her groundbreaking children's book affirming the inclusion of same-sex families.
“You think you’re a man?” KZN lesbian women brutally beaten: A young queer woman from KwaZulu-Natal has shared how she and a friend were mercilessly beaten and verbally abused for being lesbian.