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World Health Organisation names Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

World Health Organisation names Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organisation has surprisingly named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a good will ambassador. Mugabe who has been President of the country since 1987 has a long history of making homophobic comments, including advocating for gay people to be put to death. The Director General of the World Health Organisation however has defended […]

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Tajikistan draws up register of gay citizens

Tajikistan draws up register of gay citizens

Tajikistan has drawn up a register of people the government perceive to be LGBTI+ and has indicated that those on the register will be required to undergo mandatory sexual health checks. A publication, created by the State Prosecutor’s Office, announced the creation of the register, saying they had researched the LGBTI community in the country […]

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Tony Abbott to speak against marriage equality in USA

Tony Abbott to speak against marriage equality in USA

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is scheduled to deliver a speech to an anti-LGBTI group in the USA later this month. The Australian Financial Review have reported that the high-profile No campaigner will be making his second guest appearance in two years for the Alliance Defending Freedom. The ADF are a Christian group founded in […]

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President Trump joked that Vice President Pence wanted to hang LGBTI people

President Trump joked that Vice President Pence wanted to hang LGBTI people

US President Donald Trump reportedly joked that his Vice President Mike Pence wanted to hang LGBTI people. The New Yorker has reported that Trump often makes fun of his running mates religious beliefs. Trump reportedly asked supporters who’d dropped by the Vice President’s office if he’d made them pray? During a discussion with a legal scholar […]

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UK teacher banned from profession over gay statements

UK teacher banned from profession over gay statements

A British school teacher who told children that “gay people have a disease” has been banned from the profession. Joshua Onduso was teaching at a specialist school for students who have difficulty attending regular school, many of the students have emotional and mental health issues. In May 2015 when students asked the teacher what he […]

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United Nations condemns latest gay raid in Indonesia

United Nations condemns latest gay raid in Indonesia

The United Nations has condemned the latest crackdown on LGBT people in Indonesia, as well as recent actions in Egypt and Azerbaijan. Last week over 50 men were detained in Jakarta after a raid at a sauna. Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, but vague laws relating to pornography as often used to raid establishments […]

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Indonesian police arrest over 50 men at Jakarta ‘gay spa’.

Indonesian police arrest over 50 men at Jakarta ‘gay spa’.

Police in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta have raided what they describe as a ‘gay spa’, and arrested 51 men. The men have been arrested under pornography and prostitution laws. Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, except in the northern province of Aceh, but the country’s vague pornography laws are increasingly used by authorities to […]

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US pastor completely misunderstands Australia’s postal survey on marriage

US pastor completely misunderstands Australia’s postal survey on marriage

Pastor Mike Hoggard is the Pastor of Bethel Church in Festus, Missouri and he takes to YouTube to make long ranting videos commenting on the state of the world. Recently some Australian listeners wrote to him and asked him to pray for Australia in light of the High Court challenge against the Australian government’s postal […]

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Chile’s President announces bill for marriage equality

Chile’s President announces bill for marriage equality

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet has confirmed plans to introduce a bill to allow same-sex couples to marry. The bill would change the language of the nation’s marriage laws to be more inclusive. “Marriage is a solemn contract by which two people, of the same or different sex, unite themselves, and for life, in order to live […]

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South African politician assaults woman because she said he was gay

South African politician assaults woman because she said he was gay

South Africa’s Deputy Education Minister has issued an apology after admitting he assaulted a woman in a nightclub. Mduduzi Manana has admitted that he slapped a woman in the face after she called him “gay”. The assault took place after an argument broke out in a Johannesburg nightclub. The MP has apologised for his actions […]

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