Mambagirl News

Con Court: Jon Qwelane guilty but hate speech definition amended: A victory for SA's LGBT+ community as the Constitutional Court confirms Jon Qwelane was guilty of hate speech but amends the Equality Act.
Top US Catholic priest resigns after homophobic witch-hunt: A monsignor in the US Catholic Church has resigned after a publication used unethical means to link him to Grindr and gay venues.
EU threatens Hungary with action over “shameful” anti-LGBTIQ law: The European Union has warned Hungary that it will take action if the country does not repeal its repressive new anti-LGBTQ law.
South Africa has become numb to LGBTIQ+ murders: Thousands protest in Spain over a gay man's killing yet South Africans appear untroubled by the murder of almost twenty LGBTIQ+ people.
Winter indoor gardening tips for the urban homosexual: With winter well underway (and yet another hard lockdown), here are a few essential winter indoor gardening tips for the urban homosexual.
DA to propose Bill to ban LGBTQIA+ conversion therapy for children: South Africa could become one of the growing number of countries to ban the dangerous practice of LGBTQIA+ conversion therapy for young people.
President Ramaphosa: Your South Africa is in a state of Queer disarray: As SA deals with horror LGBTQ+ murders, Mpho Buntse tells President Ramaphosa that talk shops, speeches and press releases are not enough.
Canada moves to ban LGBTQ+ conversion therapy: Lawmakers in Canada's House of Commons have passed a federal bill to outlaw the dangerous practice of conversion therapy.
Uthingo Network | Gay & Lesbian Network changes name and focus: There are exciting changes at the PMB-based Gay and Lesbian Network, including being renamed Uthingo Network and a new five-year strategy.
Uganda | 44 arrested at LGBTI+ youth shelter: 44 people in Uganda have been arrested and allegedly subjected to police abuse and torture in a raid on an LGBTI+ youth shelter in Kampala.
Transgender hopefuls urged to enter Miss SA pageant: Miss SA, the country's most high profile pageant, confirms that transgender women are allowed to enter and take part in the 2021 contest.
Namibia | This is the moment Paula and Maya finally arrived home: After months of delays, a gay couple's surrogate baby girls, Paula and Maya, have finally arrived home in Namibia to meet the rest of their family.
Gay sperm donor battles same-sex couple to see child: A court battle is looming between a gay man and a same-sex couple over access to the young boy that he helped conceive as a sperm donor.
Lindo Cele’s killer sentenced to 25 years for hate crime murder: The man accused of brutally stabbing up-and-coming queer musician Lindo Cele has been found guilty of his murder and sentenced to prison.
Cricket South Africa accused of homophobia: Former cricketer Karen Smithies is claiming that CSA rejected her as team manager for the SA women’s cricket team because she is LGBTQ.
SANBS explains controversial PrEP blood donation ban: As it launches a new diversity campaign, the SA National Blood Service (SANBS) has insisted that
Nation mourns Zulu King accused of homophobia: For many in South Africa's LGBTQ community, the late King Goodwill Zwelithini will be remembered for perpetuating cultural homophobia.
Japan | Court rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional: The LGBTQ community in Japan is celebrating its first court victory finding that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
European Parliament declares EU an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone: Activists welcome the European Parliament's declaration of the EU as an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone but say this must be backed by real action.
Anglican head slams Nigerian Archbishop’s homophobia: In a rare rebuke, the leader of the global Anglican Communion has condemned Nigeria's Anglican Church for describing homosexuality as a “deadly virus”.