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Zackie Achmat and His Queer Revolution: We spoke to iconic queer activist Zackie Achmat about what led him to run for Parliament and what drives his commitment to social justice.
South Africa LGBTIQ+ Rights Watch: April 2024: An overview of LGBTIQ+ rights violations, hate speech incidents and case updates in South Africa in April 2024, collated by OUT and MambaOnline.
Gay Man Stabbed in Horrific Dating App Attack: 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.
Angola’s Untold History: Archive Project Explores LGBTIQ+ Lives and Struggles: "Remembering the past can be an act of building community and healing." Caio Simões de Araújo looks at the work being done to preserve queer memory in Angola.
Trans Health Groups Challenge “Harmful” Cass Review: Leading trans health groups say that the controversial Cass Review, championed by JK Rowling, is selective, inconsistent and harmful.
Op-Ed: IDAHOBIT 2024 – The Power of ‘Artivism’ to Foster Change: This year's IDAHOBIT theme is an opportunity to shed light on the experiences of intersex, transgender, and gender-diverse communities
Opinion: To Comply or Not to Comply is Not the Question: Government officials in Namibia and Botswana are routinely undermining the judiciary by refusing to fully implement LGBTQI-affirming rulings.
South Africa LGBTIQ+ Rights Watch: March 2024: An overview of LGBTIQ+ rights violations, hate speech incidents and case updates in South Africa in March 2024, collated by OUT and Mamba.
The Ivan Toms Centre for Health: Providing Comprehensive Sexual Health Services in Cape Town: The Ivan Toms Centre for Health, located in Cape Town, South Africa, is a leading healthcare facility specializing in men's health services.
We Need to Talk About Butt Stuff: As primordial cave paintings and ancient Greek crockery show, we've been doing it forever. So why the stigma and taboo, asks Bruce J Little.
What You Should Know About Coming Out as LGBTQ+ in Your 20s and 30s: Today, many LGBTQ+ people are coming out in their teens. What about those of us who are still to come out in our late 20s, 30s or later.
A Queer Perspective on Easter: Easter is an opportunity to reflect on Jesus' vision of love, compassion, and radical inclusion, not religious dogma, writes Ishmael Mokone.
Men2Men Health: Don’t Worry, Be Savvy: Many guys avoid dealing with their sexual health. Here's why it’s important to overcome that fear for a healthier, more confident life.
Queer Nigerians Bravely Breaking Gender Boundaries: Here are four trans, non-binary and queer Nigerians who are breaking boundaries through bold visibility on social media.
South Africa LGBTIQ+ Rights Watch: February 2024: An overview of LGBTIQ+ rights violations, hate speech incidents and case updates in South Africa in February 2024, collated by OUT and Mamba.
A moment for queer farmworkers to shine: For queer farmworkers in a small Western Cape town, participating in a queer-inclusive beauty pageant opened the door to a greater sense of purpose.
US Christian right has taken aim at LGBTIQ+ rights, sex education and abortion in Africa – new book: A new book reveals the role played by right wing US Christian groups in spreading their anti-LGBTIQ+ influence in African countries.
Yaya Mavundla: “I Am Equally Worthy As Any Other Woman”: Trans activist, fashionista and media personality Yaya Mavundla opens up about celebrating International Women's Month as Glamour's digital cover star.
In Pictures: 2024 Cape Town Pride Mardi Gras: The 2024 Cape Town Pride Festival concluded with a sold-out Mardi Gras. Enjoy these stunning images of the colourful post-parade celebration!
In Pictures: 2024 Cape Town Pride Parade: Saturday's Cape Town Pride parade was a vibrant celebration of queer identity. Enjoy these captivating images of the procession.