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Karabelo Pudumo, an 18-year-old transgender high school learner from the Northern Cape, was stabbed to death in a suspected hate crime.
In a year marked by hostile political discourse, LGBTQI+ communities organised Pride and queer visibility events in over 100 countries.
Allies are an important part of the social change that helps break down LGBTQI+ discrimination. So what is an ally and who qualifies?
Following the death of a man in Gauteng, the SA Health Department plans to provide mpox vaccines for at-risk groups, including gay men.
The Johannesburg Queer Chorus (JQC) will be celebrating International Pride Month with two special performances at the UJ Arts Centre on 22 June.
GALZ, one of Africa’s longest-running LGBTIQ+ groups, endured harassment and vandalism by a group of religious homophobes over the weekend.
A queer rights group is deeply concerned that MK, which wants to scrap South Africa’s Constitution, is now the country’s third largest party.
In defiance of last year’s hateful backlash and boycott, Woolworths is once again marking International Pride Month both in stores and online.
Get ready to hit the dance floor! South African-born gay country star Orville Peck has teamed up with pop icon Kylie Minogue and DJ/producer Diplo for a new disco-country club banger, Midnight Ride.
An online campaign is urging the President of Namibia, Nangolo Mbumba, to veto the discriminatory anti-LGBTQI+ bill passed by Parliament.
Calvin Klein is marking International Pride Month 2024 with its “This Is Love” campaign starring actor Cara Delevingne and actor and singer Jeremy Pope.
In partnership with MambaOnline and The Other Foundation, you can now vote for your fave queer ad campaign in the inaugural Unite SA Awards!
Online spaces like TikTok represent a way for queer Zimbabweans to claim their right to exist and express themselves.
The YouTuber reported to the SA Human Rights Commission for transphobic hate speech has responded by intensifying his anti-trans tirade.
The Public Protector says South Africa fails to provide adequate measures to effectively protect victims of GBV, including LGBTQIA+ people.
Pride of Africa has announced the preliminary details for the 35th Johannesburg Pride celebration set to take place in October 2024.
We spoke to South African queer author Alistair Mackay about the challenges of writing his second novel, The Child, which explores queerness, love, family and trauma.
A South African YouTuber is in hot water after OUT LGBT Well-being lodged a hate speech complaint against his transphobic video.
Zackie Achmat, South Africa’s first queer independent candidate in a national election, will not be going to Parliament.
As the world marks International Pride Month, a new LGBTI Equality report reveals that one-third of the globe continues to criminalise same-sex intimacy.
In the world of music, Lil Nas X stands as more than just a chart-topping artist; he’s an emblem of queer resilience and authenticity.
Learn about U=U and how it empowers individuals living with HIV and their partners to live their best lives without fearing the virus.
The Council of Elders of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) marked Africa Day by calling on faith leaders on the continent to speak out against anti-LGBTIQ+ laws and hate.
Pope Francis has apologised for using a homophobic term in a meeting in which he told bishops to reject gay candidates for the priesthood.
We spoke to iconic queer activist Zackie Achmat about what led him to run for Parliament and what drives his commitment to social justice.
An overview of LGBTIQ+ rights violations, hate speech incidents and case updates in South Africa in April 2024, collated by OUT and MambaOnline.
The Gauteng MEC for Health has inaugurated OUT LGBT Well-being’s new Engage Men’s Health clinic at a festive event in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Over 50 sex workers and civil society activists have picketed outside Parliament in Cape Town calling for the decriminalisation of sex work.
The LGBTIQ+ community in the Northern Cape has been shaken by the brutal murder of a 27-year-old transgender woman, Jo-Ann Isaks.
A 28-year-old gay man in Johannesburg recounts how he was lured to meet a love interest via a dating app before being robbed and stabbed.

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