South Africa LGBTIQ+ Rights Watch: October 2023: An overview of LGBTIQ+ rights violations, hate speech incidents and case updates in South Africa in October 2023, collated by OUT and Mamba.
Ghanaian Cardinal: Homosexuality is not a crime: Cardinal Peter Turkson from Ghana, said to be a potential candidate for the first African Pope in centuries, has spoken out on homosexuality.
Queer Music: S’BO GYRE releases modern Kwaito Gospel banger: Fresh off his success with Nkoli: The Vogue Opera, queer musician S’BO GYRE collaborates with Dali Danger on a feel-good Kwaito Gospel song.
Ghana: US embassy warns LGBTQI+ travellers.: The United States embassy in Ghana has warned LGBTQI+ travellers to the country that they face an increased risk of violence and arrest.
Escalating LGBTIQ+ abuses heighten concerns in Uganda: Queerphobic violence against the LGBTIQ+ community in Uganda is on the rise, accentuated by the spread of abuse videos on social media.
First queer law clinic recognised by Legal Practice Council: An LGBTIQ+ advocacy group has officially been designated as a Law Clinic by the Legal Practice Council in Gauteng, a first in South Africa.
Regional trans equality conference set to take place in Cape Town: The 6th Regional Trans Health, Advocacy, and Research Conference will explore strategies to secure trans and gender-diverse equality.
Equality Court refuses to rule on LGBTIQ+ asylum discrimination: The Equality Court in Pretoria has refused to address discrimination against an LGBTIQ+ asylum seeker by the Department of Home Affairs.
Russia: Bid to define LGBTI+ activism as an “extremist” movement: The government of Russia is attempting to label efforts to secure LGBTI+ rights as "extremist," a move towards further outlawing LGBTI+ activism.
Queer Music: Peter Ngqibs unveils new album “WDYS?”: South African Born, USA-based and proudly out Peter Ngqibs, a rising star in the music realm, is making waves with his new album, WDYS?.
Trans Day of Remembrance: Alarming trends in global transphobic violence: It's been revealed that 320 trans people were reported murdered around the globe in the last year, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Nkoli: The Vogue Opera – the making of a musical about a queer liberation activist in South Africa: Composer Philip Miller and members of the company reveal how they brought Simon Nkoli's life to the stage with Nkoli: The Vogue-Opera.
Report: Teachers accused of “gross misconduct” in “preventable” suicide: A damning report on the tragic suicide
Kids of gay dads via surrogacy do better than other kids: A new study comparing gay dads (via surrogacy) and heterosexual parents (via old-school conception) reveals that kids of gay dads thrive.
LGBTIQ+ activists face alleged Grindr Gang supporters in court: Activists say they've been confronted in court by alleged members of the Grindr Gang who were supporting men accused of kidnapping a student.
Tanzania: Court backs homophobic arrest of human rights lawyers: The High Court of Tanzania has upheld the arrest of three human rights lawyers after they were accused of "promoting homosexuality."
Top cop’s queer novel wins prestigious literary award: Colonel Dimakatso Mokwena’s queer novel Here Comes the Gay King has been awarded the prestigious K Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award.
In Pictures: The 2023 Feather Awards: Dive into our image gallery of the 2023 Feather Awards - the fashionistas, activists, celebrities and unforgettable queer glamour moments!
Grindr Gang victim released after traumatic 5-day ordeal: A 22-year-old Joburg man, who endured a harrowing five-day ordeal after being kidnapped by Grindr Gang criminals, has been released.
Armand Joubert: A distinctive queer voice: Former The Voice South Africa contestant and rising queer hitmaker Armand Joubert talks music and life with MambaOnline.