Author: Angie Gallagher

Family dynamics take centre stage in ‘Drie Susters’

Written by on 21 May 2019

After being commissioned for the Innibos Arts Festival in Mbombela and undertaking a successful run at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria, the Woordfees in Stellenbosch, and playing a number of shows all across the country, a new “dramedy” from the pen of acclaimed Die Boekklub writer Louis Pretorius is now coming to audiences in Cape […]

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Was this the queerest Eurovision ever?

Written by on 20 May 2019

Despite accusations of “pinkwashing”, Eurovision 2019 was perhaps the most LGBT-inclusive iteration in the longest-running international television contest’s 64 years. The final of this year’s Eurovision contest took place on 18 May. A number of LGBTQI+ groups announced that they would be boycotting the event, with organisations in Copenhagen, Barcelona and Melbourne announcing that they […]

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Fun

The Gay Cookbook served fierceness in the sixties

Written by on 7 May 2019

Quite a few years before the Stonewall Riots broke new ground for global LGBTQI+ rights in a brave, new and modern world, one writer brought culinary fabulosity into the mainstream without causing as much as a stir among the then-conservative public of the time. Writing under a pseudonym, Lou Rand Hogan’s The Gay Cookbook did […]

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Fun

What do you call a group of gays?

Written by on 7 May 2019

If you’ve ever been to a Pride parade, you might have heard the collective noun “a gaggle of gays” before. Don’t get too stuck on this term of venery for a group of homosexuals, though – it comes as no surprise that the gays can be yards more creative than simply adapting an already-existing collective […]

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Turn over a new fashion leaf with these autumn looks

Written by on 7 May 2019

Although the March equinox is officially the start of the new season, the Easter weekend typically hails the palpable start to autumn. It is a period for light jackets, jumpers and other warmer clothes, although it’s not quite time to crack out the heavy coats just yet. Don’t get caught off-guard by the erratic behaviour […]

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Fun

‘The first modern lesbian’: the unconventional life of ‘Gentleman Jack’

Written by on 7 May 2019

A dramatic historical account of the life of one of the most unconventional LGBT figures in British history recently started airing on BBC and HBO. Gentleman Jack recounts the story of Anne Lister, a mountaineer, business owner, traveller and (perhaps most controversially) diarist. Living through the early 19th century, Lister was an absolute individualist who […]

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Art

Local queer artists you should know about: Khanya, The Designer

Written by on 7 May 2019

22-year-old queer freelance illustrator Khanya Kemami is a force of nature who fearlessly explores ideas about gender, sexuality, and the many facets of queerness. Khanya’s work draws on surrealism, cartoons and pop art and comes together in an explosion of colour and form that is provocative in its frankness. The child of a Cameroonian father […]

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Why using the singular ‘they’ is grammatically okay

Written by on 6 May 2019

Grammar nerds, take note: “they” is a perfectly fine singular pronoun. This is not coming from a leftie who reckons everyone should be able to choose their own bloody pronouns – although said person did write this article. According to Dictionary.com, one of the definitive sources of meaning and description on the internet, the use […]

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