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Sexual diversity

Teen painted red for being gay

A teenage boy tried to commit suicide after a group of boys poured red paint all over his body after harassing him for being gay.

Gays vs. Qwelane

Jon Qwelane has been found guilty of hate speech. Here is the article written at the time on the offensive column by an angry gay activist.

The horror of 'corrective' rape

Rape continues to plague our society – black lesbian South Africans are particularly vulnerable to being raped simply because of their sexual orientation.

Uganda drops gay death penalty

Advocates of an anti-gay bill in Uganda have removed a disciplinary clause that called for hanging people who have consensual gay sex.

The verdict is in: homosexuality is not a choice

Being gay is part of the normal range of human sexuality, shows a new report that also states it’s not a mutation, but rather very much like the genetic regions that determine the colour of your hair.

Gay men face healthcare obstacles in Africa

In many African countries, knowledge to guide HIV programming for men who have sex with men is only just developing. And when there are guidelines, the services are not always available.

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Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.