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mamba's choice
16 May 2017
If you want to understand the reality faced by LGBTI hate crime victims, including the severe inequality of our criminal justice system, you must read these five stories. - Read More...
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LESBIAN SURVIVOR SPEAKS OUT AFTER CRICKET BAT HATE CRIME ATTACK
20 Feb 2017
Sally, a 24-year-old lesbian activist from Pretoria, recently survived a violent hate crime after being brutally beaten with a cricket bat. Terrifyingly, her attackers are still at large and know where she lives. - Read More...
MARKING TEN YEARS OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA
29 Nov 2016
It was ten years ago this week that South Africa became the first nation on the continent and the fifth in the world to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. - Read More...
HERE'S A HANDY GUIDE TO COMING OUT THE CLOSET
09 Oct 2016
Life’s too short to spend in the closet! To mark international Coming Out Day on October 11, here’s our guide to starting the journey to being open about your identity. - Read More...
INTERVIEW: ZANELE MUHOLI – MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE
02 Oct 2016
Internationally acclaimed visual activist and photographer Zanele Muholi talks to us about her work to make visible “an often invisible community”. - Read More...
SOUTH AFRICANS ARE “PROGRESSIVE PRUDES” WHEN IT COMES TO LGBTI PEOPLE
17 Sep 2016
A ground-breaking national study has concluded that more than half a million people in South Africa identify as being gay, lesbian, bisexual or gender non-conforming in some way. - Read More...
PRIDETV: SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST LESBIAN & GAY STREAMING TV CHANNEL IS HERE!
03 Aug 2016
You’ve begged for it. You’ve demanded it – and now PrideTV, South Africa’s (and Africa’s) first LGBT video on demand channel, is here. - Read More...
NIGERIA'S CHINELO OKPARANTA WINS INTERNATIONAL LESBIAN FICTION AWARD
09 Jun 2016
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
28 Mar 2016
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?
08 Mar 2016
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
01 Mar 2016
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
22 Feb 2016
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
07 Jan 2016
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
30 Oct 2015
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
20 Oct 2015
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...
ACCLAIMED PROUDLY SA LESBIAN AND GAY FILM NOW IN CINEMAS
01 Oct 2015
A new lesbian and gay themed South African big screen drama that’s already won international accolades will be released in local cinemas on Friday 2 October. - Read More...