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Added on: 05/28/2024
05/27/2024
For many South Africans, Zackie Achmat is best remembered as the co-founder of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), which waged a valiant battle to compel Thabo Mbeki’s…

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Added on: 05/19/2024
05/18/2024
Several events were held across South Africa this week to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), under the 2024 theme of “No one…

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Added on: 05/17/2024
05/16/2024
GABORONE (Reuters) – President Ian Khama of Botswana said on Tuesday he had ordered the arrest and deportation of U.S. pastor Steven Anderson, who was banned from…

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Added on: 04/20/2024
04/19/2024
The airwaves buzz with a new and exciting podcast called ‘LivenInspirewithMathabatha’ hosted by an advocate for the LBGTQ+ community Mathabatha Joba every Wednesday from 19:00-20:00 on MyneighborhoodTV….

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Added on: 04/15/2024
04/13/2024
The LGBTQ+ community in KwaZulu-Natal is urged to be vigilant following new reports of several individuals being targeted by criminals on the Grindr dating app in the…

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Added on: 04/14/2024
04/13/2024
The LGBTQ+ community in KwaZulu-Natal is urged to be vigilant following new reports of several individuals being targeted by criminals on the Grindr dating app in the…

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Added on: 04/13/2024
04/12/2024
The Umkhonto WeSizwe (MK) party appears to be courting the LGBTIQ+ community by selling rainbow-themed promotional wear, despite its founder repeatedly attacking queer people and their relationships….

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Added on: 03/03/2024
03/02/2024
Led by motorcycle riders draped in rainbow colours and dressed in multicolour costumes, more than 3,000 people on Saturday took part in Cape Town’s annual Gay Pride…

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Added on: 02/20/2024
02/18/2024
As a queer teenager growing up in northern Nigeria, Arinze Ifeakandu often found himself searching for books that reflected what he felt. He combed through the books…

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Added on: 02/13/2024
02/12/2024
It’s a sombre Monday morning when members and allies of the LGBTQIA community arrive at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. “Why are you subscribing to a gay dating…

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Added on: 01/25/2024
01/24/2024
Gender rights groups have warned politicians not to exploit the rights of minority groups for “cheap political gain”. This follows comments made by former president Jacob Zuma regarding same-sex…

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Added on: 01/24/2024
01/23/2024
Disgraced former President Jacob Zuma has raised alarms within the LGBTIQ+ community by seemingly spearheading a campaign to undermine the hard-won rights of same-sex couples in South…

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Added on: 12/22/2023
12/21/2023
Homosexuality is a controversial topic in Africa, a continent where many people have strong and very conservative views on sexual orientation. Pope Francis’ recent approval of blessings for same-sex couples…

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Added on: 12/18/2023
12/17/2023
South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions and laws in the world when it comes to human rights, including respecting the rights of women and…

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Added on: 12/10/2023
12/8/2023
Thabsie Mabezane, a transgender woman and LGBT+ activist in South Africa, was aware of personal safety when she met a man on the dating app Tinder earlier…

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Added on: 12/06/2023
12/05/2023
In a historic development, South Africa’s Parliament has passed the amended version of the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. It will now go to President Cyril…

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Added on: 11/24/2023
11/23/2023
Activists have expressed their disappointment over the Equality Court’s failure to address blatant discrimination against an LGBTIQ+ asylum seeker by the Department of Home Affairs. The case revolves…

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Added on: 11/18/2023
11/17/2023
The history of South Africa’s struggle against apartheid (separatist white minority rule) is taught only through the broadest of brushstrokes in the country’s schools. So might music…

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Added on: 11/02/2023
11/02/2023
Fierce opposition from conservative lawmakers is casting doubt on the future of PEPFAR, the U.S. government’s most successful global-health program, which was set up two decades ago…

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Added on: 10/30/2023
10/29/2023
The 34th Johannesburg Pride, which was estimated to have a 24,000 strong crowd marching for equality, took place at the Wanderers Stadium in the South African city…

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Added on: 10/29/2023
10/28/2023
More than 20,000 people marched through Johannesburg on Saturday to celebrate Pride, singing, dancing and making their support clear for LGBTQ+ communities across Africa who cannot be…

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Added on: 10/16/2023
10/15/2023
An experienced South African transgender pilot says that his flying career has been unfairly grounded by the aviation authorities due to his gender identity. Kailer Smit, 32, based…

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Added on: 10/15/2023
10/14/2023
We know how brilliant our country’s Constitution is, and how well it protects the rights of LGBTQI+ people. There is no constitution like it on the continent…

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Added on: 07/27/2023
07/26/2023
Tensions ran high at the University of Cape Town on Monday evening as supporters of gay rights confronted members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) ahead of…

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Added on: 07/01/2023
06/30/2023
Despite it being a cold winter’s evening, Friday 23rd June saw a packed turnout for Pride Shabbat, taking place at Temple Israel Wynberg in Cape Town. A…

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Added on: 05/22/2023
05/21/2023
A South African gay man and his Namibian spouse scored a landmark victory after they forced the Namibian government to recognise same-sex marriages registered outside of the…

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Added on: 04/01/2023
South Africans took to the streets of Pretoria and Cape Town on Friday to protest against a Ugandan law passed last week that makes it a criminal…

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Added on: 03/02/2023
From 25 to 27 November 2022, intersex activists from Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe gathered for a Southern African Intersex Capacity Strengthening meeting, convened…

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Added on: 01/04/2023
01/03/2022
Born in 1957, Simon Tseko Nkoli had just turned 41 when he died, in 1998, of an AIDS-related illness. In his short life, the South African activist…

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Added on: 01/01/2023
The year that was 2022, thankfully, saw a decline in the number of reported LGBTIQ+ hate crimes in South Africa, compared to 2021. There were nonetheless still…