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This gay ballet dancer’s struggle with his sangoma calling: Zuko Mnukwa, a 27-year-old from Cape Town, says his calling to become a sangoma caused him to sacrifice his dream of dancing ballet, resulting in him having a love-hate relationship with his spiritual vocation.
Peter Ngqibs returns with After 9 sex appeal: Peter Ngqibs, a proudly queer South African singer-songwriter living in the United States, has released a sexy new music video, titled After 9.
Bringing Ball Culture to Jozi: What’s good with Lelowhatsgood: South Africa's entertainment industry is booming with emerging queer talent. One of these standout voices is Ntsikelelo Zane Meslani - popularly known as Lelowhatsgood.
Fezekile Cokile | From Harry Potter to Generations: Meet Fezekile Cokile, a talented young gay writer who’s using Generations, one of South Africa's biggest soapies, to promote queer visibility, one word at a time.
Phuti Lekoloane, SA’s 1st openly gay soccer player: I don’t regret coming out: In 2016, Phuti Lekoloane became the first professional male soccer player in South Africa to come out. We recently caught up with him.
SA journalist Lerato Mogoatlhe on challenging homophobia in new travel memoir: Lerato Mogoatlhe has written a remarkable memoir of her five years of travelling across Africa, including her experiences in confronting homophobia in Uganda.
Mr. Allofit | Coming for everything in the hip-hop world: Hailing from the village of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, Mr. Allofit has become one of the notable queer talents in South Africa’s rap and hip-hop scene.
Everybody’s fave! Meet the multi-talented DJ Olwee: Olwethu Mlotshwa goes by the name 'Ms Party' on Twitter and in his bio he describes himself as "DJ, TV director, gay and One Big Festival". Many of us, however, know him as DJ Olwee.
Wade Schaerer – No shame about living with HIV: Meet Wade Schaerer, an inspiring HIV positive gay man who refuses to live a life defined by ignorance. He opens up to MambaOnline about coming out as positive to his mom and almost losing his job because of his status.
Funeka Soldaat – securing the legacy of black lesbians in townships: Funeka Soldaat, a Western Cape LGBTQ+ activist, recently published uHambo, an autobiography about her own and her community’s experiences of discrimination and hate.