LGBTQ+ politics

23 May 2019

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Waiting to see what happens

Written by on 23 May 2019

South Africa is now past the 2019 general elections. The campaigns atmosphere which saw politicians out in full force, making promises to grassroots citizens is now a thing of the past. For some, this means going back to a sad and dark reality. A lot of promises were made to the LGBTQ+ community, too. For […]

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6 May 2019

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Why using the singular ‘they’ is grammatically okay

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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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5 March 2019

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Don’t miss this opportunity if you’re queer and politically minded

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Politics is not everyone’s cup of tea, but in the immortal words of Skunk Anansie, everything’s political. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community and do like engaging about political matters, you’ll be interested to find out that the Victory Institute has opened applications to the LGBTIQ Political Leadership Institute. Comprising 4 modules […]

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10 December 2018

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Did you hear about the Rainbow Laces campaign?

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If you’re a soccer fan, you might have noticed players wearing rainbow shoelaces with their soccer boots during recent Premier League games. This isn’t just another fashion trend, but rather a statement for LGBTQ equality in sport. Organised by Stonewall, a charity that campaigns for LGBTQ rights, the Rainbow Laces campaign kicked off during the […]

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26 November 2018

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This is how LGBTQ+ representation did on TV in 2018

Written by on 26 November 2018

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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6 November 2018

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Why it’s important to support trans kids

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The Department of Basic Education and the Western Cape Education Department recently made the groundbreaking decision of allowing transgender learners attending schools in the Western Cape to wear the uniform that matches their gender identity. While the issue of transgender rights certainly doesn’t receive the same attention locally as it does in the US – […]

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29 September 2018

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Here are some lesser-known LGBTQI+ symbols

Written by on 29 September 2018

Not too long ago, we had a look at some basic LGBTQI+ symbols. Chances are, you’ve probably seen many of these at Pride festivals and in other gay-friendly spaces. There are a great many other LGBTQI+ symbols that are not quite as well known as the Pride flag, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t […]

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19 September 2018

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Open Letter to all LGBTQ+ Leaders and Heroes

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Dear South African LGBTIQ+ Leaders and Heroes As we all know that MP Deidre Carter introduced a Private Members Bills to remove Section 6 of the Civil Union Act and which was received with open arms by the Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs. So this is GREAT news for us to possibly receive equal public […]

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