Jazz Concert at NIROX Sculpture Park Sunday 03 September 2017

  Nirox Sculpture Park has been home to an incredible mix of music this year. Following the success of Don Giovanni in January, the Valentines Blues Concert in February, Roots of Humankind and GUITAR GIANTS, the Nirox Foundation and Acoustics NOW present Jazz in the Cradle to start off the spring season.   This year's annual jazz celebration at NIROX Sculpture Park takes place on Sunday 3 September. The programme will showcase some of the best talent in South Africa's contemporary jazz scene. Guests are invited to enjoy a full day of music, food, art and nature in the Cradle of Humankind – a World Heritage Site. Performing Artists: KYLE SHEPHERD with SISONKE XONTI VIVID AFRIKA with MCCOY MRUBATA, GREG GEORGIADES, SIYA MAKUZENI, ASHISH JOSHI, MLUNGISI GEGANA and WYNAND VAN DER WALT BILLY MONAMA & THE GRAZROOTS PROJECT with THEMBA MOKOENA, MCCOY MRUBATA, STHEMBISO BHENGU, CONCORD NKABINDE, SYLVESTER MAZINYANE and GODFREY MGCINA THE URBAN VILLAGE with LERATO LICHABA, TUBATSI MOLOI, SIMANGALISO DLAMINI and XOLANI MTSHALI   Epic...
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Inxeba- The wound

  Members of the Gay & Lesbian Network (GLN) have seen the film Inxeba and feel that it has received a large amount of positive views in international platform. However, amaXhosa king Zwelonke Sigcawu, would prefer it didn’t show at all.   Anthony Waldhausen, the director and founder of the Gay & Lesbian Network, has claimed that the film doesn’t primarily focus on the Xhosa culture but rather on some of the difficulties faced by some men who are attracted to other men and the struggles they face within the culture.   He fears that most of the people who are speaking out against the film, most probably haven’t seen it, and if this is the cases, he urges them to watch it before jumping to conclusions on what the film is trying to portray.   Abongile Matyile, who is Xhosa himself, also believes this. He says that people are getting ready to fight, before they understand what the war is about. He says that the trailer may...
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TICKET SALES TO OPEN FOR MR GAY WORLD SOUTHERN AFRICA

Tickets are now available for the Mr Gay World Southern Africa competition to be held at the Atterbury Theatre on 23 September 2017. What a night it promises to be! With thirteen hunky delegates, a variety of local talent and a new international star, this is one show not to be missed. The big news is that LINA will be the headline act for the evening. Lina made history in 2013 as the first Arab to win Israel’s biggest TV Talent show, The Voice. Having impressed all the judges, it was with the people’s vote that she stormed to victory. The American-Palestinian is fluent in five languages, and is much more than a singer, songwriter and star whose life story and achievements are already dramatic, colourful and inspiring. Within three days of her first appearance on The Voice, she had a quarter of a million views on YouTube, a gigantic number for a country of Israel’s size. She swept to victory and the...
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ALL STAR CAST BRINGS ANGELS IN AMERICA TO LIFE AT NOUVEAU CINEMAS AS PART OF NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SEASON

‘’The show’s a start-to-finish sensation’’ - Daily Telegraph ‘’Andrew Garfield gives an astonishing performance’’ - Time Out Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Part 1) and Angels in America: Perestroika (Part 2), featuring an all-star cast, will be releasing on 19 August and 2 September respectively. One of the theatre highlights of the year in the UK, the first instalment also marks the 60th National Theatre Live broadcast to screens worldwide. With cameras carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’, National Theatre Live broadcasts retain the feeling of live performance and a real sense of shared event. Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse) directs this new staging of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning work. Angels in America follows the lives of a group of New Yorkers as they grapple with life and death, love and sex and heaven and hell against the...
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First Ever Theme Song for an SA Pride

For the first time ever a South Africa Pride has a theme song specially composed for the event.   South Africa, with its liberal Constitution and equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer plus (LGBTQ+) people, celebrates a number of Pride events all over the country. Pretoria Pride is arguably the biggest of these. Now in its fifth year, the event is set to become even bigger with more than ten thousand people expected to attend.   And for the first time ever since the first Pride event in the early 1980’s, a South African Pride has it’s own theme song. GaySA Radio, media sponsor for Pretoria LGBTI Pride, sent out a call for musicians to compose and record a song that links up with this year’s theme, Carnival. And a selection has been made and released just in time for the build-up events leading to the main Pride event on 7 October. The song is called Human Being by Cape Town singer Latheem...
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Voting for Mr Gay World Southern Africa opens for public

With public voting about to open, Mr Gay World Southern Africa has announced that two delegates have withdrawn from the competition to be held in September.   Voting for your favourite Mr Gay World Southern Africa delegate is about to open. After entries closed at the end on July for the 2017 edition of Mr Gay World South Africa, thirteen delegates were announced who would be participating in this prestigious event. Two of those delegates have now indicated that they are no longer able to participate.   Eldon Bothma and Sibulele Mtimbe have both withdrawn and have been replaced by two new delegates who were placed on a waiting list for this very reason. The new delegates are Thabang Phutsisi-Bhengu from Randburg in Gauteng (#MRGWSA14) and Vhulenda Madou from Musina in Limpopo Province (#MRGWSA15).   Mr. Gay World Southern Africa is not just an easy walk down the runway, it is an intense competition to find the very best ambassador to represent Southern Africa at the...
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LUCKY NUMBER 13 FOR MR. GAY WORLD SOUTHERN AFRICA

  Entries for Mr. Gay World Southern Africa have closed and thirteen delegates shortlisted to participate in this prestigious event.   Excitement is building for the Mr. Gay World Southern Africa event. The entries have closed and the organisers are proud to announce the thirteen delegates who will be put through their paces to find a winner worthy of representing Southern Africa at Mr. Gay World 2018.   Twelve of the delegates have been shortlisted from the entries received, with number thirteen being Mr. Gay Mardi Gras, who was crowned at the annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival earlier this year and who automatically qualified for entry. The delegates will make their way to Pretoria in September where they will spend a week at various of the Fortis Hotels in Pretoria and Rustenburg.   Here they will face a panel of judges who will have the difficult task of getting to know the guys and making crucial decisions that will have an impact on the final...
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GaySA Radio News Friday 14 July

Christian bookshops drop famous writer because he supports LGBT equality Fire forces closure of US LGBT youth center Gay 'Propaganda' Furor Brews Over Canceled Bolshoi Ballet About Nureyev   Christian bookshops drop famous writer because he supports LGBT equality   Well-known influential evangelical author Eugene Peterson found himself on the receiving end of a backlash this week after he spoke out on same-sex marriage.   Mr Peterson had given an interview to Religion News Service in which he said his views on LGBT people have evolved, adding that he knows a lot of people who are gay and lesbian and they seem to have as good a spiritual life as he does.   The comments have led to fury from book chain LifeWay, which has responded to the interview by banning Peterson’s works.   In a statement to Christian Today, LifeWay said they only carriy resources in their stores by authors who hold to the biblical view of marriage.   LifeWay is an affiliate of the Southern Baptist Church, which is strongly opposed to LGBT inclusivity.   http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/07/13/christian-bookshops-drop-famous-writer-because-he-supports-lgbt-equality/   Fire forces closure of...
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GaySA Radio News Thursday 13 July

Gay men in China pour in to buy anti-HIV drug in Thailand Trump's justice chief addressed anti-gay 'hate group' behind closed doors Star Australian cricketer comes out as gay   Gay men in China pour in to buy anti-HIV drug in Thailand   Gay men are pouring from China into Thailand to buy cheaper anti-HIV drugs.   Pre-exposure prophylaxis, commonly known as PrEP, is a type of medicine that, if taken daily, can reduce the risk of HIV infection via sexual intercourse by more than 90 percent.   In China doctors are not allowed to prescribe it to patients unless they test positive for the virus, and so the drugs are not as a weapon to prevent the spread of HIV among people in high-risk groups, such as gay men. . Chinese gay men averages more than 5 percent in most cities and can exceed 10 percent in major metropolises.   Thailand is easy to visit, as Chinese citizens do not require a visa, and the country is recognized for its friendliness toward the...
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GaySA Radio News Wednesday 12 July

Oral Sex Is Fueling the Global Spread of Untreatable Gonorrhea UK’s first ever gay Muslim marriage China Bans Homosexual Content From the Internet     Oral Sex Is Fueling the Global Spread of Untreatable Gonorrhea   The World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated that gonorrhoea is adapting to antibiotics and mutating into an untreatable form.   The outlook Is grim and experts say oral sex is making the problem worse.   Researchers examined surveillance data from 2009 to 2014 from 77 countries and found cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea basically everywhere.   In almost all of the countries analyzed, there were strains of gonorrhea resistant to ciprofloxacin.   Most front-line drugs, including penicillin, have stopped working against the bacteria that causes the STD, Neisseria gonorrhoeae.   Combination therapy is largely proving to be unsuccessful too, and it is becoming transmittable through oral sex, as the throat can get infected through oral sex.   The WHO researchers note that there are three new drugs currently being tested in clinical trials, while some scientists are exploring using mouthwash to stop throat infections of gonorrhea.   It is expected that it is...
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