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The history of drag in South Africa still plays out at modern pageants: A Google search for the term 'South African drag queens’ yields approximately half-a-million results. TL McCormick takes a look at the history of drag in the Western Cape.
How Cape Town’s ‘Gayle’ has endured – and been adopted by straight people: Many may not realise that the camp language used by gay men in South Africa, known as Gayle, draws from a long history that began in Cape Town.
Opinion | Why same-sex marriage is not the ultimate tool for queer liberation: Same-sex marriage is often seen as the pinnacle of LGBTQ+ equality. But TL McCormick argues it's actually a tool for the state to further control family, gender and patriarchy.