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NIGERIA'S CHINELO OKPARANTA WINS INTERNATIONAL LESBIAN FICTION AWARD
Nigeria’s Chinelo Okparanta has won the Lambda Literary Award for lesbian fiction for her acclaimed début novel Under the Udala Trees. - Read more...
LESBIAN & GAY MARRIAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA: PART 2 – SECOND CLASS CITIZENS
Despite being legally afforded equal rights in South Africa, same-sex couples continue to be treated like second-class citizens by our government when it comes to marriage. - Read more...
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY - WHO IS INCLUDED?
March 8th marks the United Nation’s International Women’s day, a global event celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. - Read more...
LESBIAN & GAY MARRIAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA: PART 1 – LOVE & LOBOLA
Lesbian couple Vaivi and Sape talk about incorporating the custom of lobola into their same-sex wedding and how their marriage has been accepted by the community. - Read more...
HEALTH:VAGINAL RING OFFERS PARTIAL HIV PROTECTION
A groundbreaking vaginal ring that releases antiretroviral (ARV) medicine slowly over a month provides women with moderate protection against HIV infection, reveals a new study. - Read more...
LESBIAN FILM: MAKING CAROL
Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, is the acclaimed big screen adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal lesbian novel The Price of Salt. - Read more...
ENJOY PRIDE, FOR WHATEVER REASON
Queer festivals, queer stokvels, pride parades, pride marches, call it what you will, but the season to “protest and celebrate” as a community or collective has come around once more. - Read more...
LESBIAN & GAY PARENTS SPEND MORE TIME WITH KIDS
A major study has found that lesbian and gay parents tend to spend much more time interacting with their children than heterosexual parents. - Read more...
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ACTIVISTS ON GAUTENG HATE STATS: HOMOPHOBIA MUST BECOME A PRIORITY - 1/7/2016
The Love Not Hate campaign has reacted with shock at new statistics that show a sharp increase in homophobia in South Africa’s most populous province. - Read more...
PMB: GAY & LESBIAN NETWORK LOCAL ELECTIONS PUBLIC MEETING - 30/6/2016
The Gay & Lesbian Network in Pietermaritzburg is to host a public meeting for the local government elections on the 14 July at 10h30 at Emaphethelweni, 5 Lenister Road, Scottsville (opposite the Winston Churchill Theatre). - Read more...
AFRIQUEER TO SHINE LIGHT ON GENDER-BASED HATRED AT NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL - 30/6/2016
As the world reels from the Orlando shootings and the African LGBTI community continues to face violent repression, the Drama for Life production AfriQueer promises to strike a timely and resonant note at this year’s National Arts Festival. - Read more...
OPINION: RACISM, HOMOPHOBIA AND RELIGION ARE ALL PARTNERS IN CRIME - 30/6/2016
Racism which has been practiced and institutionalised in South Africa for many years may be outlawed according to the Constitution but it remains written in the hearts of many people. Similarly, with sexual discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender minorities like me who belong to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexed people (LGBTI) community are protected by our Constitution. - Read more...
SHAMEFUL! SOUTH AFRICA ABSTAINS IN KEY UN LGBTI VOTE - 30/6/2016
South Africa has betrayed its human rights values by abstaining in a landmark vote at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to appoint a global LGBTI watchdog. - Read more...
GAY MEN BEATEN IN IVORY COAST AFTER SUPPORTING ORLANDO NIGHTCLUB VICTIMS - 30/6/2016
A group of gay men in Ivory Coast have been attacked, beaten and verbally abused after they signed a condolence book for victims of the Orlando massacre. - Read more...
WATCH: 49 HOLLYWOOD STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO ORLANDO MASSACRE VICTIMS - 30/6/2016
A remarkable tribute to the 49 victims of the Orlando gay nightclub massacre has been released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). - Read more...
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FEELING BROODY? WOULD YOU CONSIDER RAISING A KID?
Yes. I’ll probably adopt a kid.
Sure. But I’d prefer that the child was genetically mine.
Maybe. But not right now in my life.
Only if I’m in a really stable relationship.
I guess - if my partner really wants kids.
Nope. Dirty nappies just don’t appeal to me.