Mambagirl News

Opinion | Would Simon Nkoli be proud of where we are today?: As we celebrate Pride in South Africa, Motlatsi Motseoile reflects on the memory of Simon Nkoli; one of the figures behind the first Pride march in Africa.
PTA theatre banned anti-bullying show to “protect” kids: The Pretoria theatre that cancelled an LGBTQ-affirming children’s
Nigeria | Judge throws out homosexuality charges against 47 men: A high profile case against 47 men in Nigeria arrested in a Lagos hotel on homosexuality charges has collapsed, but activists fear charges could be reinstated.
LGBTIQ activists face off with Cheeky Palate producers: A collective of queer activists has met with the producers of the Phat Joe TV show Cheeky Palate over homophobic comments aired in the first episode.
Blvck Queer Block: Blvck Queer Block (BQB) is a new South African creative, collaborative and authentic performance forum that represents black and queer women on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
Eswatini LGBTI await crucial court ruling: The LGBTI community in Eswatini is waiting to hear if the nation's high court will order the government to finally register an LGBTI rights organisation.
Naomi Campbell’s shout-out to SA’s LGBTIQ+ activism: None other than British supermodel Naomi Campbell has praised the Thami Dish Foundation for hosting the Global LGBTIQ+ Network Conference in Johannesburg this week.
LGBTQ-inclusive puppet show cancelled by PTA theatre: The Pierneef Theater in Pretoria has scrapped performances of an inclusive children’s puppet show because of complaints that it includes LGBTQ characters.
It’s finally law! President Cyril Ramaphosa signs Civil Union Amendment Bill: President Ramaphosa signed the Civil Union Amendment Bill, spurning calls from bigots to reject the legislation.
This is what queer-inclusive sexuality looks like: A brilliant new South African guide to sex and sexuality is fun, enlightening and totally queer-inclusive and affirming. We spoke to author Tiffany Kagure Mugo.
Historic! Pope Francis reportedly endorses same-sex civil unions: In what may be a truly historic moment for the Catholic Church, Pope Francis appears to have spoken out in support of same-sex civil unions.
Alberton man’s queerphobic religious rant goes viral: A man from Alberton in Gauteng has sparked outrage after posting a queerphobic religious rant asserting that LGBTIQ+ people are created by the devil.
Lindo Cele murder case postponed again in court bungle: Justice is slow in Mzanzi. The trial of the man accused of stabbing LGBTIQ+ musician Lindo Cele to death in KZN has been postponed again.
Mr Gay World 2020 and 2021 postponed again amid Covid-19 concerns: The president of Mr Gay World and the South African organisers of the event have again opted to postpone the competition from March 2021 to 18 to 26 September 2021.
2020 Global LGBTIQ+ Network Conference going ahead from 20 – 22 October: Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Global LGBTIQ+ Network Conference will go ahead from 20 to 22 October.
Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe wins Santam Women of the Future: Congratulations to Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe, an inspiring member of the LGBTQ community, who's won the prestigious 2020 Santam Woman of the Future award.
Multiple life terms for killers of lesbian couple Anisha and Joey van Niekerk: The four individuals who brutally tortured, raped and murdered North West lesbian couple Anisha and Joey van Niekerk have been handed multiple life sentences.
Church fails to arrive for trans abuse Equality Court hearing: The Equality Court case against the Pentecost Holiness Church for the alleged outing and abuse of a transgender woman was postponed after the church failed to attend.
Do better! Government snubbed in 2020 Feather Awards nominations: The nominees for the 12th annual Feather Awards have been announced and include a range of LGBTIQ and allied celebs and activists. This year, the South African government was notably snubbed.
Algeria | 2 jailed after mass ‘gay wedding’ arrests: A court in Algeria has sentenced two men to prison terms and 42 others to suspended terms after mass arrests at what the police alleged was a "gay wedding.”