Anti-gay laws widespread in Africa, despite gains

2019-02-21 12:00

More than half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa have anti-homosexuality laws, although others have moved toward legal tolerance, watchdogs say.

Cape Town pastor found guilty of contempt of court for anti-gay slurs

2018-05-18 13:03

Cape Town church leader Reverend Oscar Bougardt has been sentenced to 30 days in prison, suspended for five years, for contempt of court after he disregarded a court order barring him from making anti-gay comments.

Madagascar's secret society

2018-02-04 12:23

The impoverished natural wonder that is the African island of Madagascar remains a deeply conservative society, where the LGBTI community is forced to organise in secret and mostly keep their sexual orientations to themselves, reports Domoina Ratsara

Queer power on display

2017-11-19 05:58

The queers of the City of Gold came out in their numbers to the brand-new Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre in Forest Town on Wednesday night to celebrate a small miracle. The Gay and Lesbian Archive (Gala) turned 20 years old.

In US and abroad, a worrisome time for LGBT activists

2017-06-01 20:53

In the US and many other parts of the world, this is a worrisome time for LGBT activists, as the pace of civil rights victories has slowed while reports of anti-LGBT violence surface.

It's hard to escape the hate

2016-10-30 06:56

Investigating the lives of LGBTI Africans fleeing their home countries to escape persecution, Ndileka Lujabe and Elana Marais discover that despite SA’s enlightened Constitution, asylum seekers struggle with unemployment and face homophobia.

HIV won’t end without gay community – Elton John

2016-07-20 19:00

Sir Elton John told journalists at the International Aids Conference in Durban that the battle against HIV will not be won without LGBTI support in Africa.

 

CEDRIC BLASTS HOMOPHOBES!

2018-11-19 12:30

Actor Cedric Fourie has criticised the “bitter women” who called him a “waste” after he was pictured with YouTube sensation LaSizwe at the Feather Awards last week.

'Police' film and mock gay couple

2018-02-05 11:57

A disturbing video has emerged which shows what appears to be two Pieter­maritzburg policemen bullying and humiliating a gay couple.

SA's 'anti-gay' marriage officers: Fierce debate looms as MP demands change

2018-01-27 15:41

A private bill has been lodged by Congress of the People MP, Deidre Carter, that seeks to have the “right of refusal” of state employed marriage officers taken away.

6 LGBTQI films to mark on your calendar

2017-06-27 12:10

To celebrate Pride Month we round up some of the upcoming LGBTQI themed films.

Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya

2017-04-14 13:50

International organisations have urged Russia to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Chechnya, but Russia says it does not have confirmed information about the matter.

Half of us are homophobic

2016-09-11 06:04

Censure of same-sex couples has dropped, but many South Africans still discriminate.

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