Detail of the cover of the new book featuring art by Norman Catherine.
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This book succeeds well in describing and criticising, through many examples, how whiteness works.
Research on pain during sex often excludes LGBTQ+ people, which limits ideas about the bodies and identities of people who have this type of pain to the experiences of cisgender individuals.
Pain during sex is common, but research on the topic focuses on a narrow heterosexual, cisgender definition of sex, excluding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people’s experiences.
An image from the comic ‘Compassion’ by Kayleigh Fine, which was commissioned to illustrate the importance of compassionate care for 2SLGBTQ+ people.
Accessing compassionate health care is often difficult for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other sexual identities, such as pansexual or asexual individuals (2SLGBTQ+).
A multiracial crowd sings the South African National Anthem at 2019 memorial service for the late rugby Springbok Chester Williams.
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Avoiding trite moralisations, Professor Southall uses empirical research to shed light on white South Africans’ adjustment to democracy.
Protesters call on Miss South Africa to withdraw from the Miss Universe contest in Israel.
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The objectification of women’s beauty measured by competitive processes, linked specifically to the body, strengthens patriarchal norms.
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The artist’s body of work, through its very public focus on queer masculinity, offers alternative ways of thinking about what being a man is.
For lesbian couples or trans men, the ‘unexpected’ gender of one parent causes difficulties for maternity services where notions of ‘normal’ are increasingly out of step with the times.
Indonesian traditional dance performance
Reog Ponorogo depicts intimate same-sex relationships between two characters, warok (men) and gemblak (boys).
Culturally, Indonesians have long recognised sexual and gender diversity as part of their daily lives.
Homosexuals are expected to conform to ideas of what’s “normal” or “right”, like getting married.
Homonormativity, like heteronormativity, privileges certain lives over others.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirited people who were forced out of the military or public service and some who were even prosecuted criminally for “gross indecency.”
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to make a formal apology to LGBTQ2 communities for past state-sanctioned discrimination against them in Canada. But the apology must be more than just words.
Although South Africa has taken steps to rid itself of the apartheid-era view of marriage as only heterosexual and monogamous, discrimination against religious marriages persist.