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22 May 2019

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Pink Night Out

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For the launch of the first ever Pink Night Out, we will be hosting this event for the LGBTQI+ community at select cinemas in Johannesburg and Cape Town, exclusive to Nu Metro. Pink Night Out is a premium cinema event with added event production, special features, décor, food, drinks and other surprises, along with a […]

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7 May 2019

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The Gay Cookbook served fierceness in the sixties

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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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7 May 2019

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What do you call a group of gays?

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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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7 May 2019

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

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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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5 March 2019

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What will become of gay farmers looking for love?

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It’s hard to imagine Boer Soek ’n Vrou, one of South Africa’s most popular dating shows (among viewers of the Afrikaans persuasion at least, as far as I understand – I don’t have a TV and I’m not romantically fond of boerseuns, although I do appreciate a karmenaadjie* for the braai) featuring same-sex couples. Given, […]

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5 March 2019

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Have you heard about the ‘L Word’ reboot?

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A great many Millennial queer women probably first encountered the first faint stirs of not-entirely-straightness by seeing Kate Moennig on Showtime’s drama, The L Word. This specific queer woman certainly started asking some questions after seeing the antics of the gay and bisexual women of Los Angeles. Fans have long been pining for a reprise […]

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28 November 2018

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Olympic rower Robbie Manson to be in Warwick Rowers Calendar

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The annual Warwick Rowers Calendar has been a staple of godly bodies for thirsty men and women since 2009. The calendar, which features members of the Warwick rowing team, mostly naked, with only strategically placed objects covering the important bits, has given a voice to LGBTQ+ people in sport. Money raised by the calendar and […]

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26 November 2018

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This is how LGBTQ+ representation did on TV in 2018

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For the past 14 years, GLAAD has been releasing their annual Where We Are on TV Report. GaySA Radio has also recently published our list of favourite LGBTQ+ TV characters for 2018, with shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, Sense8, Will & Grace, Modern Family, Rise and Elite dominating the list. According to GLAAD’s research, this […]

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