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Caster Semenya Wins Measured Victory at European Court of Human Rights

The court says Semenya suffered discrimination because of her high natural testosterone level, but it did not strike down the regulations World Athletics imposes on women athletes.

Mr. Gay World 2022 Has Been Announced

And the winner is...

Former Mr. Gay World Slapped With Gag Order Over Comments

The Mr. Gay World Foundation is demanding Louw Breytenbach retract statements about the organization. 

Lesbian Murdered & Her Body Mutilated in Alleged Hate Crime

The South African woman was last seen with a male friend who police believe is a suspect in her death.


LGBTQ+ Rights Ally Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dies at 90

"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say, 'Sorry, I would much rather go to the other place.'"

Mr. Gay World 2021 Resigns After Contract Dispute

"I am disappointed as I really thought the Mr. Gay World competition was a platform I could use to broaden my charity work ... Sadly, I was wrong."

Gay Love Blooms in 1981 Wartime South Africa in Acclaimed Film Moffie

The much-praised film was set to have an international theatrical showing but is slowly being released on streaming platforms. 

South African LGBTQ Group Says Homophobe Is Cruising Grindr for Sex

Christiaan Otto, under fire for homophobic and transphobic posts on social media, says the alleged Grindr account is a fake.

Pro-LGBTQ Pastor Gets Job Back in South Africa

The homophobic bishop who expelled Tebeho Klaas from the AME church was fired last month.

South African Student Graduates in Heels to Fight Homophobia

Letlhogonolo Masinga wanted to make a statement in a nation where homosexuality is legal but stigma remains. 

Traveling While LGBTQ in South Africa — 25 Years After Apartheid

Traveling through South Africa in the shadow of Black Panther -- and Nelson Mandela -- is totally worth it. 

The Role of Apartheid in the Murder of a Gay South African Teen

The 2011 killing of Raymond Buys -- and the world's first concentration camps -- inspire the new novel by Damian Barr.

South Africa Asked Teachers for a List of LGBTQ Students

The Eastern Cape Provincial Education Department's request for a list of students who identify as LGBTQ has been viewed as discriminatory. 

White Supremacists Celebrate Trump After His Racist South Africa Lie

White supremacists praised Trump after his announcement to investigate "large-scale killings" of white farmers in South Africa.

The Queer '80s Dance Dream You've Always Wanted

This clip from South African queer film Kanarie will have you on your feet. 

Thousands Gather to Celebrate the Life of Winnie Mandela

Thousands came together Wednesday for a memorial service honoring Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Court Rules Gay Movie 'The Wound' Can Return to Theaters

After much litigation, the LGBT-themed film will return to South African audiences.

Cape Town is Africa's Beacon of Hope for Gay, Bi Men (Photography)

Elska, the travel magazine that tells the stories of the people, goes to South Africa.