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Happy Being Me

In the illustration Chinue Igwe, a biracial Nigerian-American lesbian woman discusses the complexities of coming out the closet. The illustration depicts the prevalent conservative social, cultural and religious attitudes, which are normally used in society as the basis to dismiss homosexuality as a sin or reprehensible behaviour.

An activist waves a rainbow flag, an international symbol for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Photo: Flickr/See-ming Lee
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What South Africans really think about gay rights and homosexuality

The results of a new study, A Survey of South African Attitudes to Homosexuality and Gender Non-Conformity, have just been released. Conducted by The Other Foundation and the Human Sciences Research Council the survey provides for the first time “statistically sound, nationally representative data” on the attitudes of South Africans to sexual orientation.

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What can men learn from lesbians about sex?

“Reading extensively about love and tantric spirituality led me to some ground-breaking discoveries about female orgasms. As a result, through experimentation and perfect chemistry, my soul melted into another’s and I had my most torrential climax complete with a trip to outer-space and absolutely no control over my mind and body. Nothing feels greater and lighter. Unfortunately, many women do not know what that is like because for them sex is a chore: cook, clean, tend to children, give man his sex when he wants it, and go to sleep. It’s a huge tragedy worthy of an intervention.”