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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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Majola’s brave story

I grew up in a township called Zwelitsha, Zone 2 in the Eastern Cape and lived with my maternal grandmother as my parents were not allowed to stay together since they were unmarried and my mother was still in school.…

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Reconsidering the Fag Hag/Gay BFF

A typical Saturday night when my spirit animal, Gawie, and I lived in the same city was spent stumbling into the unisex bathroom of Babylon. On one particular night of bad decisions and Britney Spears remixes, the stumbling was followed…

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I Am The Embodiment of Vastness

My name is Vuyisani Bisholo. I am a second year Finance with Accounting student at the University of Cape Town. I was born in East London in what used to be a small Village, Nxarhuni, but is slowly becoming a…

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The fun and the fabulous set us free

Remembering Stonewall and other LGBTQIA+ liberation struggles that found their feet on a dance floor. A lot of people think the outgoing, flamboyant and fabulous members of the LGBTQIA+ community can be fickle and only really interested in having a…

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We The Brave – Kiss

We're #BraveEnough to come out. So we're definitely #BraveEnough to cover up! WeTheBrave is a sexual health campaign being launched with the MSM community in mind. This is the first large scale campaign ever in our country to specifically address…

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DRAMA QUEENS, UNITE!

It's a common misconception that all gay men are dramatic. But recently I've had to wonder if the stereotype is actually true or not. Of course there are certain things that come into play such as maturity levels and your…

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FATTY, FATTY, FATTY!

Listen, us gays are full of shit. We know this. Many, if not most of us are like teenage girls when it comes to body image; deluded, insecure, obsessive and almost always based on the opinion of some lush, washboard…

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