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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.
Coronavirus | Free State Pride & Mr Gay Western Cape postponed: More LGBTQ+ events have now been postponed because of the growing threat of coronavirus in South Africa, including Free State Pride.
State to oppose bail for alleged killers of “Jamie” Adnaan Davids: The bail hearing of the men accused of stabbing “Jamie” Adnaan Davids 25 times has been postponed after they appeared in court again on Monday.
Ghana bans African LGBTIQ rights conference: The government of Ghana has banned a conference on LGBTQ rights but the organisers insist that they postponed it because of the coronavirus.
Joburg’s Queer Wellness Centre is a first in SA: The Queer Wellness Centre in Joburg is said to be SA's most comprehensive specialist private clinic for the LGBTQI+ community – for those that can afford it.
Community rejects bail for alleged killers of “Jamie” Adnaan Davids: Activists and family members are calling for the three men accused of killing Jamie Adnaan Davids in Cape Town to be denied bail.
Queer individual murdered in Cape Town: Cape Town's LGBTQ+ community is reeling after “Jamie” Adnaan Davids was stabbed 25 times with a pair of scissors.
Cape Town Pride condemns ‘corrective’ rape of lesbian: Last week's annual Cape Town Pride celebrations have been marred by the shocking gang rape of a young lesbian woman.