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Shining a light on lesbian experiences in Nigeria

Pamela Adie’s LGBTQIA+ documentary ‘Under the Rainbow’, celebrates resilience and the pursuit of happiness and delivers its message as a love letter

The female orgasm is not a unicorn

If we start to think of the female orgasm as less of a unicorn and more of a regular pony, perhaps we would all be coming more, argues Demelza Bush.

Lesbians’ children ‘won’t fit in’

A same-sex married couple have expressed their anger at the apparent reluctance of a Durban-based Christian school to accept their ­children.

HRW report puts gender task team under scrutiny

The efficacy of a task team set up to address the issue of violence against lesbians and transgender men in South Africa has been questioned.

Report finds lesbians live in terror

Human Rights Watch says SA's lesbians and transgender men in townships and rural areas live in constant fear of harassment and "corrective rapes".

Gay woman stabbed in Crossroads

A gay woman was stabbed four times by men who accused her of stealing their girlfriends in Crossroads in the Western Cape.

Thirteen-year-old a victim of ‘corrective rape’

A 13-year-old lesbian girl was raped in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, the department of justice and constitutional development said on Friday.

Lesbians in Thailand push boundaries

Thanks to internet influence and fashion trends, traditional-minded Thailand has become more accepting of lesbians.

South Africans decry rapes of lesbians

Rights activists are speaking out against rapes targeting lesbians in South Africa.

Call for probe into alleged homophobia in Vosloorus

Following recent reports of alleged homophobia by police officers in Vosloorus, gay and lesbian rights groups have called for an investigation.

Lesbian soccer team fight for rights in SA

Down the road from the Constitutional Court, South Africa's only lesbian soccer team fight not just for the ball but to overturn brutal prejudice.

When gay is not happy

As part of her introduction, Margaret told us that she liked girls and was proud to be a lesbian.

Lesbians vs lesbians

A court has ruled a gay rights group can use the name "lesbian", saying people from the Aegean island of Lesbos did not have sole claim to the name.

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