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Same-Sex Love a Gift from God: African Faith Leaders Urged to End LGBTIQ+ Hate: The Council of Elders of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) marked Africa Day by calling on faith leaders on the continent to speak out against anti-LGBTIQ+ laws and hate.
Pope Apologises For Using Anti-Gay Slur: Pope Francis has apologised for using a homophobic term in a meeting in which he told bishops to reject gay candidates for the priesthood.
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.
Johannesburg Clinic for Gay and Bi Men Launched in Rosebank: The Gauteng MEC for Health has inaugurated OUT LGBT Well-being’s new Engage Men's Health clinic at a festive event in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Sex Workers Picket at Parliament Ahead of Elections: Over 50 sex workers and civil society activists have picketed outside Parliament in Cape Town calling for the decriminalisation of sex work.
Upington Transgender Woman Murdered in Suspected Hate Crime: The LGBTIQ+ community in the Northern Cape has been shaken by the brutal murder of a 27-year-old transgender woman, Jo-Ann Isaks.
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.
US Government Warns of Threat of Global Pride Month Terror Attacks: Several branches of the US government warn that Pride events around the world may come under attack during international Pride Month.
Khumbulani Pride: Rainbow flags fill the streets of Nyanga and Gugulethu: More than 150 people with rainbow flags marched through Gugulethu and Nyanga at the weekend to mark the 11th year of the Khumbulani Pride.
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.
Cape Town to Host First International Pride Awards: Heroes of the world's LGBTIQ+ equality movement will be celebrated at the first International Pride Awards, which will be held in Cape Town.
South Africa’s Queer Community Marks IDAHOBIT 2024: Several events were held across South Africa to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT).
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
European LGBTIQ+ Groups Back Caster Semenya in Human Rights Court: European human rights groups file a submission before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in support of Caster Semenya.
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.
Behind the Scenes: Adventures of the Prostate Gland: A big fuss about a walnut-sized gland? It's time to bring prostate health into the light and out from where the sun doesn’t shine.
Ghana: Supreme Court Hears Challenges to Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill: The Supreme Court of Ghana began hearing two petitions challenging the extreme Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill that was passed by the country's Parliament in February.
OUTtv Proud Shows its Colours on eVOD: OUTtv Proud, the popular channel dedicated to diverse and inclusive storytelling, is now streaming in South Africa on eVOD.