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They’re baaaaack!

By Out In Africa • Sep 15th, 2010 • Category: Feature story

The 17th OUT IN AFRICA Film Festival is rolling into town – Johannesburg and Cape Town will be painted pink this October with a selection of films chosen not only because they’re queer but because they’re GOOD.

With Oscar® nominees and multiple award winners, this year’s Festival has a tremendous variety of films that deal with themes including: betrayal, living duplicitously, homophobia, making choices, celebration and enjoyment. The films come from all over the world and include thrillers, dramas, suspense, documentaries and comedies.

Warning: You may cry but you will also laugh!

MEPs welcome new toolkit to defend LGBT people’s human rights

By Out In Africa • Aug 19th, 2010 • Category: LGBTI

BRUSSELS, 30 June 2010 — Members of the European Parliament have welcomed the adoption by the Council of the European Union of a Toolkit to Promote and Protect the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People.

JayJayTee Scriptwriting for Transformation

By Out In Africa • Aug 18th, 2010 • Category: LGBTI

Energise your creativity through film scriptwriting. The five-session Program, run over 8 weeks, is not just for writers and storytellers, but for any adult who wants a gentle, cathartic journey of self-discovery and personal transformation.

Encounters Documentary Film Festival starts this week

By Out In Africa • Aug 9th, 2010 • Category: Film Festivals

For their 12th edition, the Encounters Team have scoured the earth to bring their festival audience over 50 of the [...]

Media Freedom in South Africa: Is it under threat?

By Out In Africa • Aug 9th, 2010 • Category: LGBTI

Is the noose tightening around journalists? Find out at the Mail and Guardian Critical Thinking Forum: Atlas Studios. Wednesday 11 August 2010

East London and Plettenberg Bay, get your pink on!

By Out In Africa • Aug 4th, 2010 • Category: Feature story

Out In Africa is in Plett for a satellite film festival, from Thursday 5th to Monday 9th, and in East London on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th August. Get your pink on with us – we’re showing a host of films, including the entire first Season of Noah’s Arc.

I Love You Phillip Morris

By Out In Africa • Jul 13th, 2010 • Category: 8333, Film Festivals

Ewan McGreggor and Jim Carrey star in this hilarious gay comedy. Check out the trailer here, and keep an eye on your 8333 emails (we’re trying to score some freebies for our 8333 members).

Breakfast with Ginger

By Out In Africa • Jun 22nd, 2010 • Category: YouTube

Ginger enjoys a leisurely breakfast…

Female athletes are targets for corrective rape

By Out In Africa • Jun 10th, 2010 • Category: LGBTI

Devastating video and moving article…

Gay & Lesbian Network supports Bafana Bafana

By Out In Africa • May 29th, 2010 • Category: Home Grown

As a proud supporter of Bafana Bafana, the Network has designed a banner for messages of support to the team.

Malawi pardons gay couple during UN chief’s visit

By Out In Africa • May 29th, 2010 • Category: LGBTI

President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi has pardoned a homosexual couple who had been jailed for 14 years.

Matuba Mahlatjie: President Zuma’s Malawi statement a veiled insult to the Constitution

By Out In Africa • May 29th, 2010 • Category: LGBTI

Matuba Mahlatjie raises a series of important questions that should temper our approach even as we believe that the criticism of another SADC member is important.

Equality project welcomes President Zuma’s condemnation on the imprisonment of Malawi gay couple

By Out In Africa • May 28th, 2010 • Category: LGBTI

The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project welcomes the breaking of silence on homophobia by our government, through President Jacob Zuma’s [...]

Uganda tells Germany it does not support Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Out In Africa • May 28th, 2010 • Category: LGBTI

If accurate, this report seems to be the clearest signal yet that the Ugandan government is now opposed to the Bahati bill. Sam Kutesa was one of the early voices in opposition and this makes it official policy.

Deep Freezing – one night performance will chill your blood

By Out In Africa • May 15th, 2010 • Category: Home Grown

Audrey and Maude are the divas of the deep-freeze deep in the frosted heart of the country. Set in the kiosk of an abandoned sculpture park outside Springs; the play follows the story of two tuck-shop ladies from the 1950’s who freeze themselves for the future. But emerging in 2010 to find their tuck-shop in ruins, they must adapt to their new landscape and stay cool to survive.