Man accused of killing musician and LGBTQI activist Lindokuhle Cele to apply for bail

2020-02-11 13:55

A man accused of killing budding musician and LGBTQI activist Lindokuhle Cele in Umlazi intends applying for bail, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Gay community targeted and cut off from healthcare in Tanzania

2020-02-03 15:43

Tanzanian gay activist Tee, 34, recalls with nostalgia a time when Tanzania was like 'paradise' for LGBT people – before the 2015 election of President John Magufuli ushered in fear and persecution.

From Miss to Mr to Dr: Transgender UCT graduand reflects on his dysphoria experiences

2019-12-20 08:10

When Velile Vilane began his decade-long experience as an undergraduate at UCT, he registered as Miss Velile Vilane. When he stepped into the Sarah Baartman Hall at his graduation ceremony he did so as Mr Vilane. And he left the university as Dr Vilane.

Trans prisoner wins right to identify as female in men's jail

2019-09-23 14:47

The Department of Correctional Services was found to have acted in a discriminatory manner and against the Constitution by not allowing Jade September to express herself as a trans woman in a men's jail, the Western Cape High Court has ruled.

OPINION: Tackling sexual and gender rights within the paradox of faith

2019-09-05 07:12

Faith is a powerful shaper of identity and meaning. It influences social norms, values and behaviours. All too often though, organised religion does violence to those who do not conform to dominant gender and sexual codes, writes Melanie Judge.

ANALYSIS: African gay bashing 'a colonial import'

2019-06-25 07:00

Some decry Botswana's enlightened High Court judgment on gay sex. But studies show that homosexuality existed – and was tolerated – across pre-colonial Africa.

Botswana high court decriminalises homosexuality

2019-06-11 12:29

Botswana's high court, in a highly-anticipated verdict, has ruled to decriminalise homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country's 1965 penal code.

A lifetime of fighting for gay rights: Funeka Soldaat tells her own story

2019-02-10 11:13

Gender activist Funeka Soldaat's book has all the makings of a gripping bestseller – a fearless hero, numerous near-death experiences, all centred around what, at the time, was seen as forbidden love... but there's nothing fictional about it.


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.

WATCH: Transgender actress Laverne Cox enraged over misgendered murder victims

2018-08-17 10:32

The Orange Is The New Black star recently spoke out about this often disregarded issue.


WATCH | Northern Ireland set for first same-sex marriage

2020-02-11 09:13

A Belfast couple are set to become the first same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland after a change in the law.

WATCH | I can't believe Beloftebos turned us away on the basis of something we cannot change - same-sex couple

2020-01-24 08:38

A same-sex couple says while the country has had marriage equality since 2006, it is clear discrimination is still a lived reality for some in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Nigeria court puts 47 men on trial for homosexuality - lawyer

2019-12-13 09:48

A group of 47 men has appeared in a Nigerian court charged with homosexuality, a crime punishable by 14 years in prison in the country, their attorney has said.

Artists refusing to make gay wedding invitations win US legal battle

2019-09-17 09:07

Two Arizona artists who refused to create invitations to same-sex weddings due to their Christian beliefs were within their legal rights, the US state's top court has ruled.

Sonke Gender Justice to document lived experiences of women, girls and LGBTQI+ community in SA

2019-08-17 16:00

Sonke Gender Justice has launched an initiative documenting the lived experiences of women, girls and members of the LGBTQI+ community in South Africa.

Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

2019-06-13 11:13

Ecuador's highest court has approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country.

Puerto Rico bans gay 'conversion therapy'

2019-03-29 05:47

Puerto Rico banned the practice of so-called gay 'conversion therapy', which seeks to change the sexual orientation of people who are gay or bisexual.

Chinese homoerotic writer gets 10 year jail term

2018-11-19 21:25

A female Chinese novelist has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for writing and distributing books containing explicit descriptions of gay male sex, state-run media said.

Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

2018-09-03 10:06

Two Malaysian women have been caned for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, despite an outcry from activists at the "cruel and unjust" punishment.

Are you saying lesbians shouldn't have children? Rihanna's muse shuts down Instagram troll

2018-07-04 15:39

Slick Woods sparks important conversation about reproductive rights.

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