Music

4 June 2019

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5WEST is the hottest new boy band on the block

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Even if it feels like boy bands really came into the spotlight in the 90s, you might be surprised to find out that this concept has its roots in the barbershop quartets of the early 19th century. While the boy bands we know and love have precious little in common with barbershops – save perhaps, […]

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20 May 2019

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Was this the queerest Eurovision ever?

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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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1 October 2018

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Lea Heart debuts on GaySA Radio

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Lea Heart is a South African Pop/Electronic/Soul artist. Having performed at multiple events such as LGBT Rainbow Friendly Events (with international & local acts Ambers Closet, Ava Pearl, No Diggity) Lea Heart has garnered support from the likes of GoodHope FM, Audiostreamify, RMGSA and others. With producers such as Ebrahim Mallum, MKLY, Jaxee, the sky’s […]

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27 September 2018

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Culture buffs, take note – it’s GauFestival Time!

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The annual GauFestival, in its third rendition in 2018, aims to be Gauteng’s contribution to South Africa’s lively arts and culture scene, and this year’s programme promises something to suit anyone’s taste. Whether you’re looking for fine art and classical music, or children’s theatre and beer, this festival has it all. What to expect What […]

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17 September 2018

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Niching into the niche with only LGBTQ+ music

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As Africa’s only online LGBTQ+ radio platform with an audience across the globe, the time has come to niche further down into this market segment. And one of the ways this will be achieved from October is that the playlist is changing. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) music is a grouping of musical genres that focus on the experiences of gender and sexual minorities as […]

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2 September 2018

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Turn up the volume for these 7 classic LGBT-themed music videos

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Some of the best and most groundbreaking music stars have also been members of the LGBT community, and despite performing during periods of history where their music could be banned from playing on radio and television stations, these artists still made music videos that directly challenged the status quo. Very often, these songs later also […]

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30 August 2018

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5 icons of androgyny that were ahead of their time

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Even if gender-neutral clothing is becoming more in vogue in the main stream and in popular culture, that certainly wasn’t always the case. As recently as 2012, model Andrej Pejic made headlines when he modelled as both a man and a woman on some of the world’s biggest fashion runways. As ridiculous as you might […]

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