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Nepal’s public service open to transgender job applications

Nepal’s public service open to transgender job applications




KATHMANDU:  A new government report has shown that over 600 transgender people applied for jobs within Nepal’s civil service last year. Activist have hailed the statistic as practical proof that the country’s commitment to recognising a third gender is making a real change. A 2007 court ruling formally recognised a gender option other than male […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos’ book deal cancelled after backlash

Milo Yiannopoulos’ book deal cancelled after backlash




Brietbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos has had a controversial book deal cancelled by publisher Simon & Schuster amidst growing concern over unearthed speeches. The far-right provocateur has been inundated with criticism after footage of Yiannopoulos joking about sexual acts with a Catholic priest and dismissing age-of-consent laws resurfaced online. Simon & Schuster released a statement revealing […]

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Study highlights health problems related to chest binding

Study highlights health problems related to chest binding




A new study has highlighted health problems associated with trans-men wearing chest binders. The Binding Project at Boston University in believed to be a world first. The practice of chest binding to create a more masculine appearance is well know within the queer community, but medical professionals and the general pubic are less informed – […]

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Korean gay rights groups call for better sex education in schools

Korean gay rights groups call for better sex education in schools




  Korean gay rights groups are calling for the country to introduce a more comprehensive sex education program into the nation’s schools. Currently there is no mention of LGBT people in text books relating to any subject in Korean schools. In January the country’s education department announced that a curriculum review would uphold the policy […]

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Idaho man pleads guilty to hate crime death




A 23 year old man in Boise, Idaho, USA has pleaded guilty to violently assaulting another man because of his sexual orientation, ultimately causing his death. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has confirmed that they have charged Kelly Schnieder of Nampa with the April 2016 beating of Steven Nelson.  The victim was targeted because of his […]

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Michelle Bachman says Gays, Blacks and Islamic Terrorists are conspiring




Michelle Bachman, the former US Congresswoman and adviser to President Donald Trump claims that gays, the Black Lives Matter movement and radical Islamic supremacists are conspiring to destroy America. Bachman made the accusation during an interview with World Net Daily. Commentating on a story about non-Muslim women wearing headscarves during recent protests, the conservative commentator […]

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Bangkok’s first Pride parade in 11 years has been postponed

Bangkok’s first Pride parade in 11 years has been postponed




Last week it was announced that Bangkok’s first Pride parade in eleven years would take place in May. The event has now been postponed until November. Out BKK, one of the organisations behind the event told local publication BK that the rescheduling was so the event was respectful of the year-long mourning period being observed […]

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Before leaving office Obama reduces Chelsea Mannings’ sentence

Before leaving office Obama reduces Chelsea Mannings’ sentence




In his final days as President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama has used his presidential powers to drastically reduce the sentence of Chelsea Manning. Manning was convicted by court-martial of espionage and a series of related charges and sentenced to 35 years imprisonment. Manning was responsible for the unauthorised release of almost […]

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Brazilian teenager murdered by mother for being gay

Brazilian teenager murdered by mother for being gay




A mother in Brazil has been arrested for the murder of her 17-year-old son late last year. Reports from the South American nation state that Tatiana Lozano Pereira coaxed her son Itaberli Lozano into a trap, hiring two young men to brutally attack the 17-year-old. Sources say the 18 & 19-year-old’s beat Itaberli as per his […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos event shut down at University of California

Milo Yiannopoulos event shut down at University of California




An event at the University of California’s Davis campus has been cancelled as a result students protesting the appearance of controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Yiannopoulos, who secured a book deal with the with publisher Simon & Schuster late last year, has made a name for himself with his incendiary opinions and has recently ridiculed transgender […]

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