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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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Noor Salman, wife of Pulse Nightclub shooter arrested

Noor Salman, wife of Pulse Nightclub shooter arrested




The FBI have arrested Noor Salman, the wife of Omar Mateen, the gunman behind the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando Florida. Salman was arrested in San Francisco in relation to charges she faces in Florida, including obstruction of justice. Orlando Police Chief John Mina has confirmed that one of the charges will be “aiding and […]

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Study shows Indonesian media biased against LGBT people

Study shows Indonesian media biased against LGBT people




A report put together by a conglomeration of non-government organisations has highlighted the bias Indonesian media have towards LGBT people. The Indonesian media has failed to assist in educating people about homosexuality and not remained objective or independent according to the report. Te study, which was put together by the Partnership for Governance Reform (Kemitraan), […]

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FA Chair suggests gay footballers could come out collectively




Greg Clarke, the Chairman of the Footballer’s Association in the United Kingdom has suggested a way that the popular game could embrace gay players. Speaking to The Times, Clarke said it would be good if several players announced that they were gay at the same time so that one person did not have to stand […]

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At the Golden Globes Meryl Streep calls out bullying




Actress Meryl Streep has used her acceptance speech for the Golden Globes’ Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award to celebrate diversity, support the freedom of the press and call out bullying. The 67 year old actress didn’t mention any of her famous roles in her speech, taking the time to put forward her thoughts on […]

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Being transgender is no longer a mental illness in Denmark

Being transgender is no longer a mental illness in Denmark




Denmark has become the first country to stop classifying transgender people as having a mental illness. The progressive nation announced it’s plan for the  reclassification back in May 2016, citing frustration with the slow progress at the World Health Organisation (WHO). The introduction of the new classifications on New Year’s Day has been welcomed by […]

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Cambodia hunts for people behind offensive image of their king

Cambodia hunts for people behind offensive image of their king




Cambodian police have announced that they will arrest three people who they believe are behind a recent image which saw the face of the country’s king photo-shopped into a pornographic gay sex scene. Unlike neighbouring Thailand, Cambodia does not have a law specifically outlawing causing insult to the country’s monarch, and police have not confirmed […]

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