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anti-LGBTIQ+ laws Archbishop Desmond Tutu

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon announced the death of the man Nelson Mandela called the ‘people’s archbishop’. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, anti-apartheid and human rights activist, died aged 90. President Ramaphosa said Desmond Tutu’s death marked “another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have …

Louw Breytenbach mr gay world 2021

The Mr Gay World 2021 competition just culminated in a virtual coronation held on YouTube. 31-year-old South African Louw Breytenbach took the crown and will share the title with 2020 winner, Leonard Kodie Macayan from the Philippines. Previous recent winners came from Spain, Australia and the Philippines. Louw Breytenbach, from Boksburg in South Africa, is …

somhale gay celebrity wedding south africa

South Africa’s Showmax earlier today began broadcasting the first of a four-part series they promote as the ‘wedding journey of the decade’. The gay celebrity wedding special showcases the marital union of Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung, known collectively as Somhale. Somizi Mhlongo is a television presenter, radio personality, choreographer, actor and singer. Mohale Motaung …

olympic great caster semenya south africa testosterone iaaf

South African athlete Caster Semenya will be allowed to compete without testosterone-reducing medication after she was granted a temporary legal reprieve. The two-time Olympic 800 metres champion is hyperandrogenous, which means she has naturally elevated testosterone levels in her body. Semenya has been challenging new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules that require her …

athlete caster semenya paris 2018

South African athlete Caster Semenya has filed an appeal challenging rules requiring her to medically lower her natural testosterone to compete. The two-time Olympic 800 metres champion is hyperandrogenous, which means she has naturally elevated testosterone levels in her body. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) introduced the rules requiring women competing in women’s …

canterbury crusaders rugby team

New Zealand rugby team the Canterbury Crusaders have denied players were involved in an alleged homophobic incident at a restaurant in South Africa last weekend. South African local Alexandros Paterimos made the allegations on Instagram on Sunday. He alleged the players “physically intimidated” and mocked them with “homophobic slurs limp wrist gestures and adopted high …

banned lube tanzania

Tanzania recently banned lube as part of an ongoing crackdown on the country’s LGBTI community. The country’s health minister Ummy Mwalimu confirmed the ban on personal lubricant. “It is true that the government has banned the importation and use of the jelly to curb the spread of HIV. “I have instructed stakeholders working with gay …