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Let me let (myself) go

A few years ago, I was engaged to a perfect man. At least that is what I believed he was. Everything I had ever wanted was wrapped up in one parcel, looks, humour, intelligence, kindness and for once, I was…

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Coming-Out Drag

When I was little I used to call high heels “cluck-cluck shoes” because of that sound – that authoritative smack – they make on the floor with every step. One of my earliest memories was cluck-clucking my way down the…

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I’m the STIG

So, I just got back from the clinic, and it’s official… I’m the STIG: Sexually transmitted Infection guy. It was bound to happen, I guess - a few too many times tripping the light fantastic and living la Vida Loca…

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Photography: Dylan Louw

JD’s coming in and out story

My coming out story, if one can call it that, has always left me (and whoever cares to listen) chuckling. It is a perfect representation of how JD would handle a situation; in a sort of haphazard fashion, and then…

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Brave Stories: Craig Lucas

Craig’s Brave Story

I want to tell you a story. It’s a story I’ve written and rewritten about 100 times over the course of the last 2 years- a story I’ve only ever told 1 person, who consequently advised me not to share…

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Lumko Johnson’s Brave Story

I grew up East London with a single mom and later moved to Johannesburg. Fortunately, my family was quite progressive, and I never felt ostracised by them about my sexuality. I was known as the nephew who played with dolls,…

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PARADISE ROAD: A Story of Hope

Riaan Norval's Brave Story Music was my first love. It’s something I was born to gravitate to. My mother always told me I could sing Sonja Herold’s “Jantjie” before I could speak. I’m grateful for my relationship with music for…

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