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Our progressive Constitution is not enough to protect LGBTQIA+ people
Our progressive Constitution is not enough to protect LGBTQIA+ people
May 17 marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. But how safe are members of the LGBTQIA+ community in South...
New research shows rising support for gay marriage ban
New research shows rising support for gay marriage ban
More than half of Nigerians surveyed do not think that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people should have access to basic...
Bisexuality: Being an 'outcast among outcasts'
Bisexuality: Being an 'outcast among outcasts'
Nkani Mpulwana speaks in such a hushed tone that is near-impossible to hear what she is saying. Speaking to the Mail & Guardian from her...
Let's really talk about sex, baby: Improving sexuality education for children
Let's really talk about sex, baby: Improving sexuality education for children
“Be the adult you needed, when you were a child,” says Doc Eli.
Brave and bold Jina decolonises through dance
Brave and bold Jina decolonises through dance
Sitting on a circular mound in The Nunnery at the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits) Theatre Complex is Kieron Jina, one of the country’s...
​Uganda jails women activist to silence her
​Uganda jails women activist to silence her
Ugandan queer and women’s rights activist Stella Nyanzi is being kept in prison to prevent her criticising government, her supporters say.
The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
“We know where your children go to school. We are going to rape your daughters and turn your boys into homosexuals if you don’t stop defending...
Drive to save Tunisia’s only queer shelter from closure
Drive to save Tunisia’s only queer shelter from closure
For two-and-a-half years, Amina Sboui has been renting a five-bedroomed house in Tunisia to serve as a shelter for the country’s homeless queer...
US conservatism funds churches in Africa, stifling queer rights
US conservatism funds churches in Africa, stifling queer rights
For most of his life, in addition to being a staunchly religious man, Peter Gichira was also staunchly homophobic.
Queer people fight for fair representation in the media
Queer people fight for fair representation in the media
Associated Press recently announced its acceptance of the gender pronouns “they”, “them” and “their” when referring to nonbinary people...
On our lists this week: Cassava Republic, Vivek Shraya and Kamasi Washington
On our lists this week: Cassava Republic, Vivek Shraya and Kamasi Washington
THE READING LISTCassava Republic. The other day, on a whim, I gave someone dear a copy of Teju Cole’s...
Why are our schools unsafe for LGBTQI+ children?
Why are our schools unsafe for LGBTQI+ children?
LGBTQI+ South Africans face discrimination on a daily basis, despite constitutional protections. Whether they are at school, out...

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