Mambagirl News

Hallmark Channel bows to homophobia & pulls same-sex wedding ads: America's Hallmark Channel has decided to block four adverts featuring a same-sex couple getting married following a conservative backlash.
Construction begins on Harvey Milk naval ship: After having forced Harvey Milk to resign in 1955, the US Navy has begun building a new ship that will be named after the slain LGBTQ rights icon.
World’s youngest prime minister is from a same-sex family: Finland’s Sanna Marin, who recently became the world's youngest prime minister, was raised by a lesbian couple.
Facebook accused of allowing false PrEP ads that put lives at risk: More than 50 LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS and public health organisations have slammed Facebook for allowing "dangerous and false" adverts about PrEP on its platforms.
Cape Town responds to Mr Gay World 2020 move: The City of Cape Town says it is disappointed that Mr Gay World 2020 is not being held in the city again but has denied that it did not support the event.
SA’s Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi shuts down a homophobe: South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi, who was recently crowned Miss Universe, has firmly backed the LGBTQ community by taking down a homophobe on social media.
Watch the powerful new South African trailer for Moffie: The official trailer for the South African release of the internationally acclaimed local gay-themed film Moffie is out and it's a must-see!
Kaizer Chiefs says story about gay footballer coming out is “fake”: Top South African football club Kaizer Chiefs says a recent story about one of its players coming out is fake, although it does not speculate about players' sexuality.
Mr Gay World returns to South Africa’s Garden Route: After an alleged lack of support from Cape Town, Mr Gay World has announced that Mr Gay World 2020 will still be hosted in South Africa but in Nelson Mandela Bay and Knysna instead.
Non-binary ‘they’ named the 2019 word of the year: Merriam-Webster has revealed that thanks to Sam Smith, the 2019 word of the year is 'they' as it becomes an increasingly accepted gender non-binary pronoun.
This is the first openly lesbian Miss Universe contestant: When Swe Zin Htet from Myanmar took to the Miss Universe stage in Atlanta on Sunday she became the 67-year-old pageant's first openly lesbian contestant.
Hate crimes group warns of “far-reaching” impact of hate speech ruling: The Hate Crimes Working Group (HCWG) has slammed the recent court ruling that saw the decade-old hate speech charges against Jon Qwelane dismissed.
Get to know your LGBTIQA+ alphabet: People – and even members who are part of the LGBTIQA+ community themselves – often talk in jest about the seemingly confusing umbrella acronym for people who do not identify as entirely straight.
“Vindicated” Israel Folau settles with Rugby Australia: Homophobic rugby player Israel Folau and Rugby Australia have settled his lawsuit and issued a statement apologising to each other.
Zambia | President equates “unbiblical” homosexuality to bestiality amid gay jailing outrage: The homophobic president of Zambia and the US ambassador have exchanged angry words about the shocking sentencing of two men to 15 years in jail for homosexuality.
Mayor attends NMB Pride 2019 but event is marred by low turnout: Nelson Mandela Bay executive mayor Mongameli Bobani attended this past weekend's annual NMB Pride where he called for equality and freedom for all.
Edwin Cameron World AIDS Day Message 2019: Every year, now-retired Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron pens a World AIDs Day message, published by Exit - SA's longest-running LGBTQ publication - and shared by MambaOnline.
Shock as Jon Qwelane hate speech conviction overturned: Jon Qwelane will not face any consequences for his homophobic statements after the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned his previous hate speech conviction and found that a section of the Equality Act is unconstitutional.
Zambia | Two men get 15 years in jail for homosexuality: Two men in Zambia have been jailed for 15 years after being arrested for having sex in the privacy of a hotel room more than two years ago.
Nigeria | 47 men charged with homosexuality granted bail: Forty-seven men who are facing 14 years in prison on charges of homosexuality after "performing gay initiation rites" in Nigeria have been granted bail.