Topics :: South Africa

Circumcision Doesn't Promote Risky Behavior By African Men

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, found a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

Lesbian Teen Raped and Murdered in South Africa

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Aug 18, 2014
A lesbian teen is dead after being raped and strangled by a 24-year-old man in South Africa.

Case of Killer South African Ranger's "Gay Cure" Camp Continues

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
As the case of the man charged with murdering a 15-year-old boy in his South African "gay cure" camp drags into its third year, the ranger says he is not to blame.

South Africa Approves Hemishpherx Interferon Study

By EDGE | Monday Jul 21, 2014
Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. has announced execution of an agreement to seek South African government approval to initiate a study of AlferonĀ® N, the only FDA approved natural interferon.

Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir

By Terri Schlichenmeyer | Friday May 23, 2014
No, you haven’t used a paper map in eons but author Mark Gevisser has, and his maps show a city under change. In the new book "Lost and Found in Johannesburg," you might see how.

South Africa Ends Gay Blood Donation Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 20, 2014
South Africa has now changed their policy on blood donations, to allow all people, gay or straight, to donate blood if they have been monogamous.

Lesbian Teen Raped at South African Gay Pride Event

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday May 14, 2014
Gay rights activists have reported that a lesbian teen was raped after a Gay Pride event in South Africa this Saturday, May 10.

Teens Do Nothing as South African Man is Tortured to Death

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 28, 2014
A 21-year-old gay man from South Africa died last weekend after he was tied up with a wire, beaten and set on fire while a group of teens watched.

Traveling on the EDGE: Where to Go in 2014, Fall

By Matthew Wexler | Monday Feb 17, 2014
The final installment in our four-part series, EDGE’s travel editor Matthew Wexler scopes out 12 months of adventure, relaxation and surprises for the LGBT jet setter, including Fort Lauderdale, Chicago and Johannesburg.

"Corrective Rape" Against Lesbians Rises in South Africa

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 7, 2014
The practice of "corrective rape" against lesbians is on the rise in South Africa, even as activists demand an end.