More About Mr. Gay World Winner Mr. New Zealand

Mr. Gay New Zealand wins Mr. Gay World 2012 in Johannesburg at the Fourth Annual International Competition.  South Africa is first Runner up, France comes 3rd and  4th Place to Mr. USA. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – from the twenty-two gay men representing their respective countries in the 4th annual Mr. Gay World competition held in … More More About Mr. Gay World Winner Mr. New Zealand

Mr. GAY World 2012

by Melanie Nathan, April 08, 2012 Congratulations to New Zealand  for winning Mr. Gay World 2012, held this past week in South Africa and culminating in a packed finale. Yes my prediction was correct after seeing the man’s man, Andreas Derleth, win the sports challenge, I knew he would be first. Now the contestant from … More Mr. GAY World 2012

Historic Mr Gay World Billboard Erected in Central Johannesburg

By Melanie Nathan, 02/28/2012, JOHANNESBURG -Great excitement hit the gay community in South Africa Monday, when the first ever gay Billboard went up in South Africa, near Melrose Arch on M1 South in Johannesburg. Much to the awe of the empowered LGBTI community in South Africa, the tone is set to ready the country for … More Historic Mr Gay World Billboard Erected in Central Johannesburg

Mr Gay World Includes Finalists from Criminalizing African Countries

Historic participation as Africa continues draconian criminalization of homosexuality by Melanie Nathan, February 21, 2012 For the first time black Africans will participate in the Mr. Gay World contest being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, sending a  powerful message of hope to LGBTI people in Africa and the rest of the World. The delegates representing … More Mr Gay World Includes Finalists from Criminalizing African Countries

South Africa Gay Men Murders | Possible Serial Killer Ignored by Police

“The police may well be indifferent and unmotivated to solve the murders because of the men’s sexual orientation….” SOUTH AFRICA – On 17 December 2011, 39-year-old activist and television presenter Jason Wessenaar was found stabbed to death in his home in Pretoria. The killing occurred in the early morning hours as neighbors heard screams for … More South Africa Gay Men Murders | Possible Serial Killer Ignored by Police

On World Aids Day, Activists Condemn Global Donor Sortfalls

Cross Post Article  by Robyn Dixon – Dec 1 2011 VIA LA TIMES Robyn Dixon – REPORTING FROM JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA  — Activists marked World Aids Day on Thursday with warnings that severe shortfalls in global AIDS funding by donors would cost many lives, particularly in hard-hit southern Africa. After scientific research this year concluded … More On World Aids Day, Activists Condemn Global Donor Sortfalls

Political Rep from Democratic Alliance Wins Mr. Gay South Africa

 By Melanie Nathan – 11/27/2011 JOHANNESBURG – Lance Weyer, a political representative for the Democratic Alliance from East London, won the title to Mr. Gay South Africa 2011 in Johannesburg on Saturday night. Weyer is a Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Council member in the Eastern Cape and serves on the Health and Public Safety Standing … More Political Rep from Democratic Alliance Wins Mr. Gay South Africa

Esteemed Blogger, Mika Stefano in Bed with Gay Flag of South Africa

Eugene Brockman Designer of Flag The team behind the Gay Flag of South Africa (Designer Eugene Press release from Gay Flag S.A.  – Permission to cross post granted to all and use of Photo. Brockman and his partner Henry Bantjez) are glad to report that Mika Stefano will be joining the team of the Gay … More Esteemed Blogger, Mika Stefano in Bed with Gay Flag of South Africa

South African Lesbian Photographer Activist: Zanele Muholi’s Exhibits New Portraits

July 06, 2011, by Melanie Nathan, Inkanyiso brings together three new bodies of photographic work: new portraits in the ongoing series Faces and Phases (2010-11); Beulahs (2007-10) and Transfigures (2010-11), and the documentary Difficult Love (2010). As always, Muholi is upfront about her agenda as an activist, seeking to educate the viewer on ‘the complexities … More South African Lesbian Photographer Activist: Zanele Muholi’s Exhibits New Portraits

South African Die-Hard Uber-Right Winger Hacked to Death

By Melanie Nathan – JOHANNESBURG — South African white far-right leader Eugene Terre’blanche, who fought to prevent the end of apartheid in the early 1990s, was beaten and hacked to death at his farm Saturday, his party said. (This man was a bad man. Hated anyone and anything that did not look and smell like … More South African Die-Hard Uber-Right Winger Hacked to Death

Precursor to Future Obama Visit to South Africa

Post Apartheid South Africa where -the poverty is apalling; the crime is outrageous, the suffering is disgusting, the corruption is voluminous, Unemployment forty percent – HIV-AIDS – one in five!   Jacob Zuma what now?    asks Melanie Nathan. The  protest poster says “AWB was better than ANC”  and appeared in The Star Newspaper, Johannesburg, South Africa, “A strong … More Precursor to Future Obama Visit to South Africa