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China’s anti-LGBT stance makes Mr Gay World return to South Africa.

The 2019 edition for The Mr Gay World contest will no longer take place in Hong Kong as previously disclosed by the event’s organising committee announced. The annual competition was scheduled to take place between April 28 and May 4 in Hong Kong, as announced in July. Promotions and Marketing for the event had already begun, with… Read More China’s anti-LGBT stance makes Mr Gay World return to South Africa.

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South African Policeman accused of beating women because of their sexuality

A South African police officer in Mthatha, South Africa has been accused of physically assaulting four women in his home because they are lesbian. GroundUp is reporting that he will appear in court on the 17th of July. According to the women, the officer who was off duty alongside his mother, hit them with sticks while… Read More South African Policeman accused of beating women because of their sexuality

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South African pastor who said “deal with them like they do in Nigeria” found guilty for anti-gay slurs.

A South African preacher; Oscar Bougardt was found guilty by a Cape Town court of making statements that discriminate and incite hatred against LGBTQ persons. He was sentenced to 30 days in prison, and had his licence suspended for five years, for contempt of court after he disregarded a court order barring him from making… Read More South African pastor who said “deal with them like they do in Nigeria” found guilty for anti-gay slurs.

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Sign a Petition to push forward South Africa’s hate crimes bill

All Out has started a petition in conjunction with the Hate Crimes Working Group – South Africa to help push forward South Africa’s hate crimes bill. Information in the petition states that perpetrators of hate crimes against LGBT people in South Africa often go unpunished; adding that the Department of Justice has promised to enact… Read More Sign a Petition to push forward South Africa’s hate crimes bill

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#ImYourAlly Campaign to Advocate for LGBT Social Equality and Cohesion to Launch In February

The #ImYourAlly Campaign, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) advocacy project is set to bring LGBT issues in South Africa on the national agenda and dialogue this year with an impressive and expansive year-long programme. The campaign, which is an advocacy project by Kei Media, a LGBT-focused company, seeks to create ALLIES around the… Read More #ImYourAlly Campaign to Advocate for LGBT Social Equality and Cohesion to Launch In February

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Owode Arrest, MI Abaga, Johannesburg Pride. Here are the stories that made headlines in 2017

It has been an interesting year for us at The Rustin Times. We launched our website this year and the feedback we have gotten has been amazing. We have had over 10,000 page views since our launch in July and we owe it all to your support. While we understand that there has been inconsistencies… Read More Owode Arrest, MI Abaga, Johannesburg Pride. Here are the stories that made headlines in 2017

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PrEP now available to university students in South Africa

University students in South Africa will be able to access PrEP. In a report by TimesLIVE, the Higher Education and Training HIV & AIDS ( HEAIDS) national programme announced that HIV negative students at seven universities will be able to access Truvada, an antiretroviral pill that reduces the risk of contracting HIV‚ by at least 90% if taken daily.… Read More PrEP now available to university students in South Africa