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Idaho man sentenced to 28 years for deadly assault of gay man




An Idaho man has been given two 28-year sentences, that will be served concurrently, in relation to a brutal fatal assault on a gay man. Kelly Schneider, 23, of Nampa, pleaded guilty to a U.S. federal hate crime for attacking Steven Nelson last year at a remote wildlife refuge while repeatedly using a homophobic slur. […]

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Advocates commend WA councils for supporting marriage equality

Advocates commend WA councils for supporting marriage equality




LGBTIQ advocates have celebrated the cities of Bayswater and Fremantle for their motions to support marriage equality that were passed in council chambers this week. On Wednesday evening both councils moved to support marriage equality in Australia, with a 5 – 4 split in Bayswater and unanimous support in Fremantle. Australian Marriage Equality Director Jay Allen […]

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Two WA councils pass motions to support marriage equality

Two WA councils pass motions to support marriage equality




The City of Bayswater and The City of Fremantle have both passed motions in support of marriage equality this evening. The motion was carried in the Bayswater council chambers 5 to 4. Bayswater Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt put the motion forward last week, calling for the council to voice support for marriage equality irrespective of sex or […]

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Fremantle council to consider marriage equality support

Fremantle council to consider marriage equality support




Bayswater Council isn’t the only local government body considering voicing their support for marriage equality this evening.  The issue is also on the agenda at Fremantle Council. Cr Andrew Sullivan has put forward a motion calling for the council to voice their support for marriage equality. The agenda for tonight’s meeting notes that the council […]

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Bayswater Councillors take to the airwaves ahead of marriage debate

Bayswater Councillors take to the airwaves ahead of marriage debate




Councillors at the City of Bayswater have taken to the airwaves to express their differing views about whether it’s appropriate for local government to advocate for marriage equality. Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt has put forward a motion calling on the city to show it’s support for marriage equality and push for a free vote in federal […]

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Family First to merge with Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives

Family First to merge with Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives




Family First will cease to exist as a political party and will merge with Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives according to widespread media reports. Family First’s two representatives in the South Australian parliament, Dennis Hood and Robert Brokenshire, will switch to being Australian Conservatives. Newly elected Family First senator Lucy Gichuhi will reportedly not be joining […]

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Catherine Ehrhardt on why local government should support marriage equality




Bayswater Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt has put forward a motion calling on the city to formally voice it’s support for marriage equality. Speaking to OUTinPerth, Cr Ehrhardt explained why she believes it’s important to make a clear statement at a local government level. Cr Ehrhardt said she’d been considering putting forward the motion since she was first elected […]

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British UKIP candidate compares being gay to her own attraction to gorillas

British UKIP candidate compares being gay to her own attraction to gorillas




A candidate for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) who is running in the Glasgow Council election has compared being gay to her own attraction to Gorillas. Gisella Allen made the comments as she explained her belief that gay people should keep their sexuality a secret. “Do you think I am going all over the […]

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Hillary Clinton concerned Trump administration will roll back LGBTI rights

Hillary Clinton concerned Trump administration will roll back LGBTI rights




  Hillary Clinton has raised her concern about how the Trump administration will protect LGBT rights saying the current US President can not be relied upon. Clinton was speaking at the New York Gay and Lesbian Center where she was presented with a ‘Trailblazer Award’. Accepting the award Clinton praised the work of LGBT support […]

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Chechen leader promises to wipe out gay community by Ramadan

Chechen leader promises to wipe out gay community by Ramadan




  Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has publicly declared that he aims to get rid of all gay people in Chechnya by the start of Ramadan. The Muslim holiday begins on May 26th and is widely celebrated in the Chechen region where the majority of the population are Muslim. Britain’s Deputy Foreign Secretary, Sir Alan Duncan, revealed […]

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