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Stanford wedding venue Beloftebos still won’t host same-sex weddings: Beloftebos, in the Western Cape, continues to defy the law and constitution and has again humiliated another same-sex couple by refusing to host their wedding.
Edwin Cameron to receive social justice award: South African LGBTQ+ icon Edwin Cameron will be honoured with the Inaugural Isibindi Award for Champions of Social Justice, Equality and Dignity in Africa.
Shaping perceptions: Queer representation in Afrikaans media: While many queer Afrikaners still struggle with their identity and acceptance, Afrikaans films and TV shows are increasingly depicting authentic LGBTQ experiences.
Teen expelled from school over rainbow birthday cake: An American teenager has been thrown out of her Christian school simply for celebrating her birthday with a rainbow cake while wearing a rainbow top.
Ugandan imam suspended for “unknowingly marrying a man”: A Muslim cleric in Uganda has been suspended because he got married to a man who he thought was a woman.
Gay serial rapist case sparks LGBT crackdown in Indonesia: The conviction of Reynhard Sinaga for a spate of serial rapes of men in the UK is being used to justify a clampdown on LGBT people in Indonesia.
Brazil’s Supreme Court overturns gay Jesus film ban: In a victory for freedom of expression, Brazil's Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling banning a parody film that includes a gay Jesus.
ANC Women’s League launches LGBTIQ desk: The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) has created an LGBTIQ Desk to champion the needs and rights of the LGBTIQ community but membership is limited to women.
Trevor Noah, Kanarie and Rafiki among nominees for GLAAD media awards: Trevor Noah, South Africa's Kanarie and Kenya's Rafiki, along with movies like Judy and Rocketman, are among the diverse nominees for the 31st GLAAD Media Awards. 
Brazil | Judge bans gay Jesus film: A judge in Brazil has ordered Netflix to remove a controversial parody film that features an apparently gay Jesus from its platform.
Shock as school transgender rights champion Nare Mphela murdered: Nare Mphela, who won a landmark transgender discrimination case against her Limpopo high school in 2017, has been murdered in her home.
“Evil monster” student gets life for raping dozens of men: Reynhard Sinaga, described as “Britain’s most prolific rapist”, has been sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison for raping 136 men.
Belize Court Of Appeal confirms homosexuality is legal: Three years after homosexuality was first legalised, the Belize Court Of Appeal has upheld the original ruling that criminalising same-sex sexuality is unconstitutional.
Angry community demands justice for Simphiwe: Hundreds of people from the Tweefontein community turned out to remember 25-year-old lesbian Portia Simphiwe Mtshweni, who was recently murdered and mutilated.
Ellen, Kate McKinnon & Elton John provide Golden Globes LGBTQ highlights: An emotional Kate McKinnon honoured Ellen DeGeneres for being an LGBTQ groundbreaker at the 77th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday.
Mpumalanga lesbian’s horror murder thought to be hate crime: 2019 has ended on a tragic note for the LGBTQ+ community after 25-year-old Portia Simphiwe Mtshweni was murdered and mutilated in Tweefontein, Mpumalanga, the victim of a suspected hate crime.
Bigoted tennis legend Margaret Court renews attack on LGBT people: Australian tennis icon Margaret Court has slammed LGBT inclusion as being "of the devil" ahead of the commemoration of her historic Grand Slam victories.
Gay Jesus film producers firebombed: Police in Rio de Janeiro are investigating an attack on the headquarters of the company behind a controversial Netflix film that features an apparently gay Jesus.
Mamba’s 21 most-popular queer stories of 2019: As we enter a New Year, here are the articles that you - our readers - were most gripped by in 2019. It's a fascinating snapshot of the year that was.
Zambia | US ambassador recalled over gay jailing furore: Washington has pulled its ambassador in Zambia after he publicly criticised the Zambian government for allowing two men to be jailed on homosexuality charges.