WHAT’S ON

Acclaimed drag reality show ‘We’re Here’ now on Showmax: The Emmy-nominated drag reality show We’re Here is now streaming, gleaming and glamming up the screen in South Africa on Showmax.
Celebrating the art of drag: Cape Town's annual ABFAB DRAG show is back as part of the 2020 virtual edition of the Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival - and you can watch it for free online.
SA children’s puppet show celebrates LGBTQ inclusion: Drizzles is a new online children’s theatre experience that's said to be one of the first in South Africa to embrace LGBTQ inclusion.
5 LGBTQI series on Showmax to binge-watch this long weekend: Local online streaming service Showmax has a great range of LGBTQIA+ content available, and also offers a number of series focusing on queer stories.
Beefcakes still unable to open doors due to lockdown: Beefcakes, one of South Africa’s premier LGBTQ and bachelorette party venues has been unable to open its doors due to the strict lockdown rules imposed by the government.
Make a difference with 1st Kirvan Fortuin Memorial Benefit Concert: An online benefit concert in honour of slain LGBTQ+ dancer Kirvan Fortuin will raise funds for his devastated family and his foundation as well as two promising students.
Online event aims to ‘unite Prides in Africa’: Pride organisations around Africa have come together to organise a ‘Uniting Prides in Africa’ online event on Saturday, 26 September 2020.
Get ready for Boots The House Down Party Vol 2!: The first Boots The House Down Party grabbed a worldwide audience with international and South African queer DJs, drag artists and performers. And Volume 2 is set to take place on 25 July!
Pride Afrique – A Pan-African virtual Pride event: Pride Afrique, a Pan-African virtual LGBTQI+ Pride will take place from 14 to 16 August 2020 under the theme “Our stories, our voices, our Pride.”
30 Under 40 SADC Queer Game Changers initiative launched: A new initiative, the 30 Under 40 Queer Game Changers, aims to put a spotlight on the LGBTIQ+ community of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Johannesburg Pride reveals plans for 2020: While many Pride events around the world have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Johannesburg Pride still hopes to hold its annual Pride street march later in the year.
Photographers unite to support the LGBTIQ+ community: Make a difference through art! A group of South African photographers are taking part in an online print sale to raise funds for the vulnerable LGBTIQ+ community in the Western Cape.
World leaders and Grammy Award-winners for online Global Pride: As International Pride Month kicks off, the first online Global LGBTQIA+ Pride has announced the initial line-up of speakers and artists appearing in the event on June 27. And it's expected to attract up to 300 million viewers.
ThursGAY Night Live!: Some of Cape Town's top drag queens will be performing in an online lockdown show on Thursday 28 May for a journey of song, dance, and sing-along!
Story of straight couple’s gay porn empire coming to Netflix: Circus of Books, a startling documentary about the double life of a straight Jewish couple who secretly ran a gay porn empire for more than three decades is coming to Netflix.
Online Global Pride to take place during Covid-19 crisis: The devastating coronavirus pandemic has seen the postponement or cancellation of hundreds of Pride events around the world in recent days. In response, a virtual Global Pride is set to take place on Saturday, 27 June.
Coronavirus | Free State Pride & Mr Gay Western Cape postponed: More LGBTQ+ events have now been postponed because of the growing threat of coronavirus in South Africa, including Free State Pride.
Pink Loerie 2020 postponed till at least September: The 2020 Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival has become another casualty of efforts to halt the coronavirus pandemic.
Donald Molosi on 2064 – Botswana’s first queer film: 2064 is said to be the first queer film from Botswana. We spoke to actor and producer Donald Molosi about making the landmark sci-fi-short.
Jozi nightlife | Priscilla’s Cocktail Bar: A camp new LGBTQ watering hole has opened in Illovo's popular pink district in Johannesburg, aptly named Priscilla's Cocktail Bar.