Mambagirl News

Music | New releases from Sam Smith & Armand Joubert: There's satisfying new pop music out from international and local queer musos, Sam Smith and Armand Joubert.
SAHRC & Gender Commission slam “injustice” against Caster Semenya: The SA Human Rights Commission and the Commission for Gender Equality say that demanding that Olympian Caster Semenya medically reduce her testosterone levels to compete could amount to torture.
Transgender rights | British doctors back easier gender identity change: The British Medical Association (BMA) has backed the right of transgender and non-binary people to self-identify without being diagnosed by a doctor.
Transgender PE woman assaulted and driven over in transphobic attack: Attacks on LGBTQ+ people have been on the rise over the past few weeks, including the serious hate crime assault of a transgender woman in Port Elizabeth.
What’s the limit for free speech? Concourt to hear Qwelane case: Civil society organisations have made submissions on both sides of the Jon Qwelane hate speech matter in a landmark Constitutional Court case on hate speech.
Gay man shot dead in Soweto in suspected hate crime: The LGBTIQ community in Soweto is in mourning following the brutal murder of a gay man, Simangaliso Dyasi, in a suspected hate crime.
“How do I move on?” Raped gay man says he was victimised by SAPS: In an all-too-familiar scenario, a gay Free State man who was raped says he was treated with contempt by police when reporting the incident.
Caster Semenya to continue to fight for her human rights: Despite a new blow to her legal bid to be allowed to run competitively just as she is, Caster Semenya says that she won't back down.
Simon Lokodo, Uganda’s most homophobic politician is out of a job: Simon Lokodo, one of the most hateful homophobes in the Ugandan government, has been voted out as as a member of parliament by members of his own party.
Indonesia | 9 men face years in jail over ‘gay party’: Police in Indonesia have raided what they dubbed a “gay party” in the capital city of Jakarta, with nine individuals now facing imprisonment.
SAPS accused of violent discrimination against transgender woman: A Northern Cape transgender woman who sought help from SAPS officers after being attacked says she was instead assaulted and further victimised.
Same-sex couple seek R2 million in damages from Beloftebos wedding venue: The same-sex couple turned away by the Beloftebos wedding venue have filed court papers against the Christian owners, demanding an apology and R2 million in damages to be given to a charity.
Jon Qwelane Constitutional Court case moves ahead: The Constitutional Court hearing on the Jon Qwelane case - which could have major repercussions for LGBTQ hate speech - will finally be heard later this month.
Strictly Come Dancing reveals first same-sex couple contestant: Former Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams will be the first celebrity contestant to be paired with a same-sex dancing partner in Strictly Come Dancing UK.
Guilty! Killers of lesbian couple Anisha and Joey van Niekerk convicted: Four people have been found guilty of the kidnapping, torture and murder of lesbian couple Anisha and Joey van Niekerk, but the mastermind will never face justice.
Queer icon Marsha P Johnson honoured with park in New York: On what would have been her 75th birthday, the late Stonewall hero Marsha P Johnson has been memorialised with a park in New York City.
Why LGBTIQ inclusion is essential in the school curriculum: Lasizwe Dambuza recently faced a backlash when he suggested that children be taught LGBTIQ inclusion. Here are some good reasons why they should be.
President Ramaphosa must sign Civil Union Amendment Bill: Leading human rights organisations in South Africa have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign the Civil Union Amendment Bill into law to secure the rights of same-sex couples.
Here’s the world’s first Pride train staffed by an LGBTQ+ crew: Commuters in the UK can for the first time enjoy travelling in a unique Pride train wrapped in the pride flag and crewed by all LGBTQ+ staff.
Lasizwe’s kids and LGBTQ inclusion tweet sparks homophobic backlash: Lasizwe is taking no prisoners when it comes to homophobia. And bigots on social media are outraged that he's called for children to be educated about LGBTQ lives.