Author: Angie Gallagher

Remembering AIDS icon and activist, Nkosi Johnson

Written by on 5 February 2020

In a time when 24.5 million of the 37.9 million people living with HIV (that’s 62%) globally have access to the antiretroviral medication they so direly need to live full and healthy lives, it’s difficult to look back at a time when HIV/AIDS denialism was at its height. Then-president Thabo Mbeki and former health minister, […]

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Common misconceptions about the trans community

Written by on 5 February 2020

Trans rights are always on the LGBTQI+ community’s agenda, not least because this demographic group is considered one of the most vulnerable among the general population. Not only do trans people experience disproportionate amounts of violence and discrimination, but recent statistics from Stonewall also revealed that 45% of trans young people have attempted suicide. Much […]

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5 LGBT rap and hip hop stars that rattled the cages

Written by on 5 February 2020

Hip hop’s heteronormative roots run deep, and it’s only recently that its queer artists have started coming out and lending some colour to a genre that has been very black and white about its conservative attitudes towards homosexuality. Lil Nas X caused a stir in 2019 when he came out on the last day of […]

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Tune in: 6 fabulous queer podcasts

Written by on 21 November 2019

Ears are burning: 5 fabulous queer podcasts you need to listen to Whether you want to sit back and laugh, learn something new, learn something old or get your pop culture fix, these queer interest podcasts will entertain and delight you. In no particular order: 1. Food 4 Thot Although it can be considered a […]

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Confessions, a queer interest short film premiering on 22 Nov

Written by on 18 November 2019

Confessions a drama about a broken man in search of a guiding light, smothered by a homophobic society. Marco, a young gay man, is determined to define “sin”, as well as the true meaning of “love”, in a cold and isolated journey of self-discovery. Writer and Director, Cameron Lawry, says conversations between the LGBTQ+ community […]

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LGBTQI+ royalty comes to roost at 11th Feather Awards

Written by on 18 October 2019

Now in its 11th year, the annual Feather Awards were held at 1 Fox Street in downtown Johannesburg on 17 October. Meant to honour both members of the queer community and the allies that stand in solidarity with it, the awards ceremony was hosted by Rami Chuene, Moshe Ndiki and Pabi Moloi. The event was […]

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