On the 4th of September 2018, South African singer and winner of The Voice SA, Craig Lucas came out as gay. In the emotional letter, Lucas spoke about battling his depression and the struggle to keep his sexuality private so as not to jeopardise his career. View this post on Instagram An… Read More South African Singer and Winner of The Voice, Craig Lucas sings to his male love interest in the video for ‘Hearts Exposed’
Today is Spirit Day across the world and the aim is to speak out against LGBTQ bullying and stand with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Popular American choreographer Hamilton Evans teamed up with GLAAD for a special dance piece to Lady Gaga’s Marry the Night, in honour of… Read More Celebrate #SpiritDay with this special choreography by Hamilton Evans
After a long wait, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, a film by The Initiative for Equal Rights premiered on the 14th of October in Lagos, Nigeria. The film stars some of Nigeria’s top actors including Funlola Aofiyebi Raimi, Katherine Obiang, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Francis Sule, Temidayo Akinboro and Omotunde ‘Lolo’ Adebowale-David. Directed and produced by Tope… Read More A recap of all that happened at the premiere of ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’
Film enthusiasts in Kenya can now see the highly anticipated LGBT themed film, Rafiki as the High Court has lifted the ban temporarily so as to enable the film be submitted for consideration at the 2019 Academy Awards. Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, Rafiki was banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board because it went against the… Read More Kenya lifts ban on ‘Rafiki,’ Film to be submitted for 2019 Oscars
American rapper Taylor Bennett was a guest on The Breakfast Show to promote his new EP ‘Be Yourself’ and he opened up on his decision to come out as bisexual on Twitter. The Hip Hop artiste, who is also the younger brother of popular rapper Chance the Rapper shared on how his family received the news… Read More Taylor Bennett speaks on Coming Out as Bisexual, Homophobia in Hip-Hop and his new EP ‘Be Yourself’ on The Breakfast Club
For a lot of people, it’s almost a prerequisite to write a Hollywood film or television series with an LGBTQ character in it. That is their own definition of diversity and giving the ‘outliers’ a seat at the table. There have been various think pieces about the representation of the community in film and television… Read More Pose Is The New TV Show Doing Everything Right And Telling The Stories Of The LGTBQ Community
Just after the season 10 finale, RuPaul’s Drag Race scored a whopping twelve Emmy nominations on thursday. Drag Race has already snatched four Emmy wins in the past, with the mastermind behind the show, RuPaul Charles, taking home two consecutive trophies for outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program. RuPaul took to Instagram to share the… Read More RuPual’s Drag Race bags 12 Emmy Nominations.
Following backlash from the LGBT community, Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she is stepping down from the upcoming film project, Rub & Tug. In a statement released exclusively to Out Magazine, Johansson said “While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante’s story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by… Read More Scarlett Johansson steps down from Rub & Tug
LGBT storytelling definitely hasn’t always been progressive but this year has packed a library full of honorable mentions and buckets full of tears. While the mainstream movie industries in Africa are shying away from featuring LGBT characters and storylines, we are proud to have the likes of Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki and TIER’s ‘We Don’t Live… Read More Our top LGBT shows and movies of 2018 (So Far).
Actor and Singer Keiynan Lonsdale has released the music video to his single, Preach. Written by Lonsdale and produced by Louis Futon, the songs is about self love and acceptance. In an email to The Fader, he says “I want everyone to have their own interpretation of it for them, but for me it’s about fucking with your… Read More Keiynan Lonsdale sings about self-acceptance in ‘Preach.’ Watch the video here