Pink Loerie Festival about to kick off

Miss Gay Jozi is looking for a new queen

World Champion Pole Vaulter Comes Out As Gay


Pink Loerie Festival about to kick off


Knysna’s forests will be filled with fantastical fairies, bears, princes, princesses, (frogs too), kings and fabulous queens for the Malebooth Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2017, powered by and Exonika.


From 26 April to 1 May 2017, South Africa’s most beautiful town will once again host the annual celebration of all things LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer), with a storybook line-up of events and celebrations.


Returning this year are two popular features: the Bear Colony Festival (a furry gathering of the ‘bear’ community at Blackwaters River Lodge) and the Wigstock Festival (an outrageous celebration, through performance, of all things drag).


Other entertainment and cultural events will include the launch of Bruce J. Little’s book Little Poof! Homonolgues, the Mr and Miss Mardi Gras pageants, a couture fashion show by acclaimed designer Peter Bondesio, an exhibition of LGBTQ+ themed art at Knysna Fine Arts, and a series of parties that will take you to the end of the rainbow (and back again).


More serious issues will be brought to the fore with a new initiative: a workshop and fundraising dinner focusing on hate crimes and the visibility of black lesbians, who are among the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ+ community.


GaySA Radio will bring you wall to all coverage of this event this Thursday and Friday.


Miss Gay Jozi is looking for a new queen



Gauteng’s most prestigious drag event returns on Saturday, 27 May to crown Miss Gay Jozi 2017 with a show-stopping celebration of beauty, spectacle and LGBT culture and identity.


Miss Gay Jozi this year goes back to where it was launched in 2013: Club Simply Blue; one of the city’s longest running LGBT nightclubs.


This year’s theme is “Festival of Colours”, representing the diversity and energy of the LGBT community. Being held close to Africa Day (25 May), the pageant is also a commemoration of the Africanness of this community.


World Champion Pole Vaulter Comes Out As Gay


World champion and 2016 Olympic pole vaulter Shawn Barber came out as gay in a Facebook post last night, writing that he is “Gay and proud!”
Very few male athletes of Barber’s stature have come out publicly as gay; there have still only been a handful of men to come out during their playing careers in the four major North American sports leagues.


The Canadian Olympic Committee told Outsports that Barber’s Facebook had not been hacked.


Barber, 22, is one of the best vaulters in the world and the best Canadian vaulter ever.

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