MCQP 2015 theme candyland
MCQP (Mother City Queer Party) is the biggest gay event in Cape Town besides Gay Pride. It is the party that many gays look forward to all year – a time to dress up, dance, drink, and be absolutely fabulous. Here is our review of the 2015 MCQP.

MCQP 2015 review: did you get blown away?


Blood donation
France is going to allow gay men to donate blood from 2016 as long as they have not had sex with another man during the preceding 12 months. See how this stacks up against the rest of the world.

France allows gays to donate blood





Stereotypes
Being gay naturally means that we end up having to deal with a huge number of stereotypes being thrown at us, many of them not true. Here are my worst 5.

The 5 gay stereotypes that I hate most



Being gay in school, Chris Colfer
Most people who realized that their sexuality was gay or LGBT+ in their teenage years have had to experience negativity from an early age: hiding a secret from everyone, being worried about being bullied, and holding themselves back from their secret.

Being gay in school



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It concerns me that us as a gay community are way too shy to be ourselves in public. I strongly believe that we fight homophobia by holding hands in public.

Holding hands for gay awareness




Flag of Ghana
Being gay in Ghana is extremely challenging as many people are homophobic and ignorant about homosexuality. Gays in Ghana are forced to stay in the closet.

Being gay in Ghana





If being gay is a choice when did you decide to become straight?
Being gay isn’t a choice, but even if it was, it would be a good one. Doesn’t society get tired though? Throughout the ages, an annoying mantra has been preached and forcibly enforced onto our heads: Being gay is wrong Being gay is immoral Being gay is a crime to […]

Being gay isn’t a choice – a gay tutorial


Durban skyline - Gay life in Durban - Finding love
Durban is a wonderful city situated in KwaZulu Natal. One has to love the warm but erratic weather and the cool beautiful beaches. The people here are also quite friendly and welcoming although one does encounter a few grumpy individuals now and then. Durban is quite a vibrant upbeat city with an average paced life. It is characterized by rich racial, cultural, ethnic and religious diversity. The city itself is quite stunning at night, with the beautiful coloured lights but also surprisingly quiet and peaceful in the late hours of the night. It is also booming with the LGBT community and many young gay or lesbian people find it easy and perhaps comfortable to express their sexuality in this great city. What is interesting about Durban is that although it is a modernized upbeat city, it has managed to hold on to some of the values and morals of old and it is still conservative to a certain extent. For most young individuals, especially from areas in the North of KZN, Durban it a place to be!

Finding love in the big city (Durban): A losing battle