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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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Israeli man ordered to stay away from Pride parade

Israeli man ordered to stay away from Pride parade




An Israeli man has been ordered to stay out of the city of Jerusalem until the day after the city’s Pride Parade has concluded after he made online threats against the event. The man from Beit Dagan, in the country’s central region, was arrested and detained by police after he posted the threats on Facebook. […]

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Mass arrests in Nigeria for ‘homosexual acts’

Mass arrests in Nigeria for ‘homosexual acts’




Nigerian media have reported that over 40 men have been arrested for participating in homosexual activity. The arrests were made over the weekend. A hotel in the Lagos state was cordoned off while police investigated the people inside. In Nigeria homosexuality is punishable by 14 year imprisonment. While anyone caught showing same-sex affection in public, […]

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Absolut vodka highlights criminalisation of homosexuality




A new campaign from Absolut Vodka highlights the 72 countries around world where being gay is still illegal. The ‘Kiss with Pride‘ campaign features a series of posters of same sex couples kissing, all of the people featured are from nations that outlaw same-sex activity. As the United Kingdom marks 50 years since the decriminalisation […]

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Trump bans transgender people from the US military

Trump bans transgender people from the US military




US President Donald Trump has announced that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in America’s military. The President made the announcement via a series of early morning Twitter posts, but did not clarify when the ban would be implemented and how it would affect thousands of transgender people currently serving in the […]

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Scientists report rare case of a girl no longer having HIV

Scientists report rare case of a girl no longer having HIV




A rare case of a person being diagnosed with HIV and now no longer having the virus has been reported at the World AIDS Conference in Paris. A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV […]

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Study: HIV positive men with undetectable viral load won’t transmit virus

Study: HIV positive men with undetectable viral load won’t transmit virus




  A major Australian based study into HIV has revealed that HIV positive men with an undetectable viral load will not transmit the virus to their partners. The results of the study have major implications for couples where one partner is HIV positive and the other is not, and in breaking down the high level […]

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England and Scotland reduce waiting time for gay men to donate blood

England and Scotland reduce waiting time for gay men to donate blood




The UK government has announced major changes to its rules over who can donate blood. Under the new procedures gay men  in England and Scotland will only have to abstain from sex for three months, previously they had to wait a full year before being able to donate blood. Sex workers will also be allowed […]

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#EyesOnChechnya: Celebs pressure White House to take action

#EyesOnChechnya: Celebs pressure White House to take action




US broadcaster MTV has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of reports that gay/bi men are being tortured and killed in Chechnya. Celebrities are using the hashtag #EyesOnChechnya to mark 100 days since the initial report of the anti-gay violence, and calling on the White House to take action. We’ve known about gay men […]

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Church of England leaders move to welcome transgender members

Church of England leaders move to welcome transgender members




The Church of England’s ruling body has voted to ‘welcome and affirm’ transgender parishioners at a meeting in York last weekend. The General Synod, the Anglican faith’s governing body, overwhelmingly passed the motion, with 284 votes for and 78 against. The motion outlined that trans people should be made to feel welcome in their local […]

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