Home » Archives by category » News » World
Advocates praise Merkel’s support for free vote on marriage equality

Advocates praise Merkel’s support for free vote on marriage equality




Australian marriage equality advocates have celebrated the news that German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants her party to have a free vote on marriage equality. Speaking to media, Chancellor Merkel said she was disappointed by debate on the issue in her party and hopes it is “headed towards a conscience vote.” The leader of Germany’s centre-right Christian […]

Tags: , , , ,

Support for marriage equality continues to grow in the USA

Support for marriage equality continues to grow in the USA




Two years after the US Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision on marriage equality support for same -sex unions has continued to grow. A study from the Pew Research Centre has found that many groups who previously opposed marriage equality were now supportive. A majority of blacks and baby boomers now support allowing gays […]

Tags: , ,

Read More

Jewish pride flag banned from Chicago pride parade

Jewish pride flag banned from Chicago pride parade




A lesbian pride parade in Chicago has come under fire after officials asked people marching with a Jewish Pride flag to leave the march. A representative of the organising group has told a local newspaper that the women carry a rainbow flag featuring the Star of David were asked to leave because the flags “made people […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

Tanzania vows to arrest people “protecting gay interests”

Tanzania vows to arrest people “protecting gay interests”




The Tanzanian government has threatened to arrest and deport foreigners who argue in favour of LGBTI rights and close down any organisations that are supportive of the LGBTI community. A warning was issued by the country’s Interior Minister, Mwigulu Nchemba, via the country’s state owned media outlet. “I would like to remind and warn all organisations […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

Istanbul’s Pride march is banned just one day before the event

Istanbul’s Pride march is banned just one day before the event




Istanbul’s Pride celebrations have been cancelled for the third year in a row. The city’s governor cancelled the celebrations which were due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group. The ultra-nationalist Alperen Hearths group had threatened to stop the march if authorities did not cancel it. […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

Australian couple fearing transphobic attacks file for asylum in Iceland

Australian couple fearing transphobic attacks file for asylum in Iceland




R An Australian couple have reportedly filed for asylum in Iceland for humanitarian reasons claiming that they fear for their lives in Australia due to attitudes towards homosexuality and being transgender. Stephanie McCarthy and Ashley Ihasz raised money through a GoFundMe campaign to make the trip to Iceland. McCarthy was the victim of a widely […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

Skittles pride promotion faces accusations of racism

Skittles pride promotion faces accusations of racism




While many brands add rainbows for Pride celebrations, candy maker Skittles has gone the other way and removed the rainbow. The candy, which has the well known tag line “Give the Rainbow, Taste the Rainbow”, has released a completely white version of their product. The special version of the candy is available through British supermarket […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

Kenyan report claims homosexuality starts in primary schools

Kenyan report claims homosexuality starts in primary schools




A government report in Kenyan that was seeking to investigate the reasons why there were wide spread riots in high schools in 2016 has concluded that homosexuality and “devil worshiping” were to blame. After visiting 97 different schools and interviewing students, teachers and principals, the investigators have concluded that the perpetrators of the outbreaks of […]

Tags: , , , ,

Read More

Ana Brnabic is set to become the first LGBT Prime Minister of Serbia




President Aleksandar Vucic has nominated Ana Brnabic, 41, as the country’s Prime Minister-elect. The move has come as surprise in the conservative and highly religious nation as Brnabic is gay. The proposed cabinet needs to be approved by the nation’s parliament for the role to become official. “If elected in parliament, I will run the […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

Fox News: Gay people just care about pop music and going to the beach

Fox News: Gay people just care about pop music and going to the beach




A Fox News commentator reporting on a memorial vigil for the Pulse nightclub massacre has suggested that gay people just care about pop music and going to the beach. Journalist Chadwick Moore was appearing on the Tucker Carlson program to discuss a vigil that was held at New York City’s Stonewall Inn to mark the […]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Read More