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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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Watch the first trailer for Dustin Lance Black’s ‘When We Rise’

Watch the first trailer for Dustin Lance Black’s ‘When We Rise’




Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black will be returning to the small screen with a new documentary drama series that focuses on the history of LGBT rights in the USA. When We Rise, an 8-part series directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk, My Own Private Idaho), Thomas Schlamme, Dee Rees and Black himself, follows a group of […]

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Mayor of London plans gender neutral public toilets to promote trans safety

Mayor of London plans gender neutral public toilets to promote trans safety




Recently elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he plans to make the English capital more safe for trans people by introducing gender neutral toilets around the city. Khan campaigned for the position with a raft of LGBTIQ positive policies including promoting HIV and mental health awareness, more job opportunities, more trans-inclusive decision […]

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Lesbian waitress threatened with Bible verse in North Carolina




A North Carolina waitress has shared an image of a receipt on which her tip has been replaced by a biblical chapter reference. Out lesbian Alexandra Judd was tipped with the Old Testament verse Leviticus 20:13 which reads; “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have […]

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Cyndi Lauper, Ringo Starr, Laura Jane Grace weigh in on HB 2 law

Cyndi Lauper, Ringo Starr, Laura Jane Grace weigh in on HB 2 law




Celebrities have been showing their dissatisfaction with emerging US state anti-LGBT laws with boycotts, but Cyndi Lauper has devised a different strategy. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has joined Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams and more in abstaining from performing in states such as North Carolina and Mississippi which have recently introduced discriminatory laws. Lauper, however, intends to perform. “I […]

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Chinese court rules against same-sex marriage case

Chinese court rules against same-sex marriage case




A court in the Chinese city of Changsha has refused to grant a gay couple the right to marry in a maiden case for the nation. Hunan resident Sun Wenlin took the civil affairs bureau of Changsha to court to assert his right to marry his partner Hu Mingliang. The judge revealed on Wednesday that he had decided to […]

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Senegal journalist faces jail time for homosexuality

Senegal journalist faces jail time for homosexuality




Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye, an eminent journalist in Senegal, has been sentenced to six months in prison for committing acts of homosexuality. The reporter was accused of attempted rape by another man, leading to his arrest. Homosexuality is a criminal offence in Senegal, fetching between 1 and 5 years imprisonment or fines up to 1,500,000 francs […]

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US Democrats propose landmark LGBT ‘Equality Act’

US Democrats propose landmark LGBT ‘Equality Act’




The US Democratic party are preparing to put forward a new LGBT rights bill that would outline protections under seven different categories, including education, public accommodations and housing. The bill has been dubbed the “Equality Act,” and has been co-sponsored by Senators Tammy Baldwin, Cory Booker and Jeff Merkly. The Equality Act would see the […]

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Ugandan presidential candidate condemns homophobia

Ugandan presidential candidate condemns homophobia




Uganda is a country notorious for its hostility towards the LGBTIQ community. Numerous stories and accounts of institutionalised discrimination and violence towards queer people have framed the nation’s reputation as unsafe for LGBTIQ people. In a defiant and bold move, presidential candidate Patrick Amama Mbabazi has announced that he is “opposed to homophobia” in an […]

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Lex Watson Honoured on Queen’s Birthday

Lex Watson Honoured on Queen’s Birthday




LGBT activist Lex Watson, who passed away last month, was today honoured by being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia on the Queen’s Birthday list. Watson was born in Perth in 1943, spent some of his formative years in Geraldton before attending the Perth Modern School and the University of Western Australia, where […]

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