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Remembering AIDS icon and activist, Nkosi Johnson

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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Flock to Woodmead in support of Joburg Ballet this Valentine’s weekend

5 February 2020

The South African Ballet Theatre Trust kicks off its 2020 fundraising efforts with a weave of nature and art you don’t want to miss. Joburg Ballet will benefit from the funds raised at “Ballet, Bush and Birds”, which is to be held at the Country Club in Woodmead’s Pool Pavilion on Saturday, 15 February. The […]

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Common misconceptions about the trans community

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-themed TV shows that should be a part of your gay education

5 February 2020

The extent to which the LGBTQI+ community has become a part of mainstream media is astonishing. One can easily find of LGBT representation included as a part of the general plot of many top TV shows on the small screen today, although there is still a lot of room to include authentic shows driven and […]

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5 LGBT rap and hip hop stars that rattled the cages

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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This is your last chance to vote for your favourite Mr Gay World SA 2019 finalist

5 February 2020

Organisers have announced that South Africa’s representative to 2020’s Mr Gay World competition – set to take place in Knysna from 30 April to 3 May 2020 – will be chosen via SMS and SnapScan voting, after a lack of funding led to the cancellation of the crowning ceremony, which would have taken place on […]

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