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Botswana | Banana Club dialogue tackles trans visibility: The recent 5th Banana Club dialogue, held in collaboration with the European Union, looked at "Trans & Gender Diverse Visibility" in Botswana.
Same-sex couple slam SAHRC over Beloftebos delays: The same-sex couple turned away by Beloftebos in January warn that delays by the SAHRC may put the case against the venue at risk.
Centurion man saves boyfriend from crocodile: A Gauteng man risked his own life in a valiant struggle to free his boyfriend from the jaws of a deadly crocodile.
Homophobic Poland outraged over Chopin gay claim: Claims that composer Frederic Chopin, one of Poland's most famous sons, was gay has sparked outrage in Europe's most homophobic country.
Germany moves to compensate gay soldiers for discrimination: Germany's cabinet has approved a bill to compensate gay soldiers and veterans who were discriminated against because of their sexuality.
IAM marks 25 years of LGBTQI+ faith inclusion: Over the past 25 years, IAM has played a major role in moving faith-based communities towards greater inclusion of LGBTQI+ people.
Listen to the voices of LGBT+ people in Eswatini: LGBT+ people in Eswatini are bravely speaking out about their everyday experiences living as a criminalised and marginalised community in the African kingdom.
PE activist defiant over “LGBTIQ+ agenda” school photo: A PE activist has inadvertently sparked a firestorm on Twitter over a photo of himself sensitising school pupils about LGBTIQ+ inclusion.
Watch it here! WQMD Season 2 Ep 7 – GBV and LGBTIQA+ Hate Crimes: In episode 7 of WQMD, the team talk to MP Nazley Sharif about the scourge of gender-based violence, LGBTIQA hate crimes and so-called corrective rape.
Hungary’s new anti-LGBTQ bill an “affront to European values”: Human Rights Watch says that plans to amend the constitution to ban adoption by LGBTQ couples in Hungary go against European values.
Caster Semenya takes case to European Court of Human Rights: South Africa Olympian Caster Semenya is set to take her fight for justice to the European Court of Human Rights, her lawyer has announced.
It will be legal to be gay in Angola from February 2021: A 134-year-old colonial-era ban on homosexuality will come to an end in Angola next year as new LGBTQ protections are added.
EU takes on rogue anti-LGBTIQ member countries: The European Commission has unveiled a bold plan to tackle continued and new discrimination against LGBTIQ people in Europe.
Amid the glam, Feather Awards calls for SA’s first queer president: The 12th Feather Awards honoured LGBTIQ+ achievers and allies, with co-founder Thami Kotlolo calling for greater queer inclusion.
Mayor of Johannesburg commits City to LGBTQI+ equality: The Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Geoffrey Makhubo, says that he and the City are committed
Watch it here! WQMD Season 2 Ep 5 – Queer Parenting and Adoption: In episode 5 of WQMD, newly adoptive parents, Jennis Williamson and Gopala Davies talk frankly about their queer parenting experiences.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris election a victory for LGBTQ+ equality: The election of Joe Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president augers well for LGBTQ+ equality in the United States and around the world.
MultiChoice ‘regretful’ but denies Cheeky Palate hate speech: MultiChoice has defended its right to have aired homophobic comments on its controversial Cheeky Palate show, insisting that these did not amount to hate speech.
Simphiwe Dana comes out as LGBTQ: Acclaimed South Africa singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana has come out as queer and revealed that she's engaged to marry a fellow performer.
DA calls for ban on conversion therapy in South Africa: Two resolutions to protect the LGBTIQ+ community were passed at the recent DA Federal Congress, including support for legislation to ban conversion therapy in South Africa.