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Iko Mash is dead

by: admin - 21 July 2017

Iko Mash is dead

Fun, fab and fierce to the last breath. This is how her fans and peers will remember Iko Mash, who succumbed to cancer today. Before there was Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox, decades before transgendered people were visible, there was Iko Mash: openly transgendered, and slaying the entertainment industry by trying her hand at acting,...

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Staying in the closet as an act of self-care

by: admin - 14 July 2017

Staying in the closet as an act of self-care

Coming out, the act of announcing, publicising/disclosing or declaring your sexuality has been a staple of LGBTI activism and advocacy since the 1970s. As a political tool it was used to declare that LGBTI people are everywhere. The idea was that if more people came out, the less likely families with gay members would be...

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Jozi Cats proves rugby isn’t just for straight men

by: Xongani Maluleka - 22 June 2016

Jozi Cats proves rugby isn’t just for straight men

I had just come out of a rough patch in my life when I joined the team. I’d broken up with a guy so I took to clubbing and drinking to cope. I was going through a lot of difficult changes in my life. It was around this time that I joined the Jozi Cats. I...

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2015 was about things that #MustFall, here are a few things that #MustRise in 2016

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 7 January 2016

2015 was about things that #MustFall, here are a few things that #MustRise in 2016

From #RhodesMustFall to #FeesMustFall and all the way to #ZumaMustFall, 2015 was the year for falling; but as we enter the new year, Lethabo Afrika Bogatsu has a list of a couple of things that need to rise this year. Young people should exercise their power more #FeesMustFall showed us last year how powerful young...

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Angry, black and gay: An opinion

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 12 June 2015

Angry, black and gay: An opinion

If you’re a gay man living in a township and you’ve never been called stabane, faggot, moffie or had condescending feminine gestures thrown your way, then you, my friend, had a privileged upbringing. Life is hard for young queer individuals growing up in a disenfranchised community. And it isn’t surprising. The Pew Research Center’s 2013...

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European Film Festival ticket giveaway

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 7 May 2015

European Film Festival ticket giveaway

For its second edition, the European Film Festival (EUFF) (#EuroFilmFestSA) celebrates women through the theme A Woman’s World, with a selection of films that feature female directors, strong female characters or women-related stories. This year’s EUFF features 12 internationally-acclaimed films, representing the best of European cinema and never before screened to South African audiences. The...

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