“I believe I am Africa’s only (full time) soccer player who has come out as gay,” Phuti Lekoloane tells the BBC News Africa. Phuti Lekoloane is the goalkeeper for South African team, Tornado FC. He had initially come out as gay in December 2015 but it wasn’t until a July 2016 radio interview with Robert… Read More “Being openly gay has held my career back” – Phuti Lekoloane, South African openly gay footballer
The organisers of Mr Gay World™ South Africa have announced that the contest to select a delegate to represent South Africa at Mr Gay World™ 2019 in Cape Town will be held online. The decision was made in light of South Africa unexpectedly taking on hosting duties for Mr Gay World™ 2019. The organisers for… Read More The next Mr Gay World South Africa to be chosen online
Afro Games is a Sports & Cultural event promoting the rights of LGBTI individuals in Africa. The event, the first of its kind in Africa is the brainchild of KZN LGBT Recreation; A non profit organisation for LGBT Youth and Women. The Afro Games aim to promote social cohesion under the University of KwaZulu-Natal campus community… Read More Africa’s First Sporting Event promoting the rights of LGBTI individuals, Afro Games comes to an end
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) South Africans are calling for the Cape Town High Court to take action against hate pastor Oscar Bougardt for flagrantly contravening a hate speech court order. A petition, launched just a few days ago, has seen more than 2,600 people signing up to demand that the preacher be jailed… Read More South Africa’s LGBT community demands Cape Town hate pastor be jailed
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.
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
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.
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
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
“He took a huge stick and started beating me” By Nompendulo Ngubane Dumisani Ngcobo (43) was assaulted and suspended from church after being accused of being gay. Photo: Nompendulo Ngubane A 43-year-old Pietermaritzburg man says he is one of 50 men beaten by the pastor of his church for being gay. Dumisani Ngcobo is a… Read More Gay men beaten in South African Church