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EFF apologises to LGBTQI+ South Africans for members voting against Civil Union Amendment Bill: In an extraordinary turn of events, the EFF has apologised after three of its members in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) voted against the Civil Union Amendment Bill.
Now Trump targets homeless trans people amid Covid-19 crisis: The Trump administration is set to end an Obama-era provision that bars federally funded homeless shelters from turning away transgender people.
Western Cape first to introduce LGBTQI+ guidelines for schools: The Western Cape Department of Education has published what are said to be the country’s first draft Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Guidelines.
Gabon | Catholic Church slams vote to decriminalise homosexuality: As the upper house of Parliament in Gabon votes to decriminalise homosexuality, Catholic leaders in the country have warned that the move will endanger children with "deviant behaviour."
Civil Union Amendment Bill passed by NCOP: South Africa's National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Civil Union Amendment Bill, making marriage equality that much more accessible to South Africans across the country.
Call to replace Christopher Columbus statue with Marsha P Johnson: Tens of thousands of people are calling for queer Stonewall Riots icon Marsha P Johnson to be honoured with a statue in her New Jersey home town.
LGBTQ rights facing uphill struggle when it comes to young Africans: While young Africans strongly support a variety of fundamental rights, the vast majority draw the line at those for the LGBTQ community.
Uganda | 19 LGBTQ individuals awarded damages for rights violations: Nineteen gay men and trans women who were jailed for 49 days after a raid on an LGBTIQ homeless shelter in Uganda have been awarded damages for having their rights violated.
Here’s how you can take part in the historic Global Pride this Saturday: Global Pride, the first 24-hour virtual Pride, will be streamed online this Saturday 27 June and has the potential to be the largest LGBTQIA+ event ever.
Group allocates R300 000 towards LGBTQIA+ Covid-19 relief: Johannesburg-based media-advocacy group Iranti is stepping up its efforts to support the LGBTQIA+ community during the Covid-19 crisis.
Eswatini High Court postpones hearing on LGBTI registration: A groundbreaking case in which an LGBTI group is challenging the Eswatini government's refusal to formally recognise its existence has been postponed.
Joburg Christian school flies LGBTIQ+ rainbow flag to mark Pride Month: St John's College, a 122-year-old Christian school in Johannesburg, has broken barriers by flying the LGBTIQ+ rainbow flag to commemorate international Pride Month.
DA members wade into JK Rowling transphobia furore: In the wake of the JK Rowling transgender equality controversy, the DA Rainbow Network has responded to concerns about social media posts on the issue made by some figures in the party.
Gabon moves to decriminalise homosexuality: Lawmakers in the Central African nation of Gabon have voted to reverse one-year-old legislation that outlaws homosexuality, a first step in repealing the discriminatory law.
Five arrested for murder of LGBTQ+ teen: The arrest of five individuals accused of murdering LGBTQ teen Liyabona Mabishi on Human Rights Day has been welcomed by the Western Cape government.
Kirvan Fortuin buried with a rainbow flag: Slain queer dancer, choreographer and activist Kirvan Fortuin was laid to rest on Sunday with their coffin draped in the LGBTQ rainbow flag.
Hate pastor Oscar Bougardt suggests dancer Kirvan Fortuin to blame for own murder: In a shocking new low, Cape Town hate preacher Oscar Bougardt has suggested that slain queer dancer Kirvan Fortuin was somehow responsible for their own murder and that their alleged killer could be "the real victim."
A new era: EXIT newspaper under new ownership: EXIT, the longest-running LGBTQ publication in South Africa, has been sold to a new team that has exciting plans for its future.
Heartbreak as hundreds come out to remember Kirvan Fortuin: Hundreds of people from the community of Macassar near Cape Town have honoured murdered queer activist and dancer Kirvan Fortuin in a drive-past memorial.
Historic! US Supreme Court rules that workers can’t be fired for being LGBT: In a stunning defeat for Donald Trump, the US Supreme Court has ruled that LGBT employees are protected from workplace discrimination across the nation.