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Dutch politicians hold hands in public to combat homophobia

Dutch politicians hold hands in public to combat homophobia




Straight male members of parliament in the Netherlands are publicly holding hands in response to a homophobic attack. Last week, two gay teenagers were hospitalised after being abused and attacked in the city of Arnhem. Arrests have been made since the incident, including a 14-year-old boy. The hashtag #allemannenhandinhand (all men hand-in-hand) has taken off […]

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The Walking Dead star comes out as gay after being mistaken as straight




Model and The Walking Dead star Daniel Newman has come out as gay in an emotional video and posts on his social media accounts. At 36, the star has publicly addressed his sexual orientation for the first time, revealing he has felt pressure in the screen industry to stay in the closet. Speaking in a Facebook video, […]

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San Francisco launches world’s first Transgender district

San Francisco launches world’s first Transgender district




The City of San Francisco have created a district to act as a hub for Transgender, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people – the first legally recognised district of its kind in the world. Compton’s TLGB District occupies six blocks in the southeastern section of the city known as the Tenderloin. Within the Tenderloin, Compton’s Cafeteria […]

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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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New York issues first intersex birth certificate in USA

New York issues first intersex birth certificate in USA




Sara Kelly Keenan has become the first person in New York to be issued a birth certificate that acknowledges their intersex status. Keenan, a 55-year-old advocate and paralegal, has obtained a new birth certificate that identifies their gender as intersex rather than male or female. It is believed to be the first of birth certificate of […]

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Gay couple removed from flight after “conflict” with Ivanka Trump

Gay couple removed from flight after “conflict” with Ivanka Trump




A gay couple were reportedly removed from a flight in the USA this week after a brief altercation with President-elect Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka. Matthew Lasner and partner Dan Goldstein spotted Ivanka Trump on their JetBlue flight before take-off and allegedly shared some concerns with Ms Trump, who has been involved with her father’s transition […]

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UK man found guilty of murdering police officer met on Grindr

UK man found guilty of murdering police officer met on Grindr




A man in the UK has been handed a life sentence for murdering a police officer he had met using Grindr. Stefano Brizzi was found guilty of murdering 59-year-old Police Constable Gordon Semple, who was strangled and dismembered in April. PinkNews have reported that Mr Brizzi attempted to dispose of PC Semple’s body by dissolving his […]

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Native American Cherokee Nation now recognise same-sex marriages

Native American Cherokee Nation now recognise same-sex marriages




The Cherokee Nation’s attorney general has announced they will join with other Native American tribes in recognising same-sex marriage. As a sovereign nation, the Cherokee are not obliged to adhere to the US Supreme Court ruling to permit marriage equality in every state. Cherokee law did not exclude same-sex marriage until 2004, when it was […]

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FIFA 17 rainbow uniform causes outrage, may break Russian law

FIFA 17 rainbow uniform causes outrage, may break Russian law




A rainbow striped outfit in the latest FIFA video game has caused outrage online with anti-LGBT gamers and even the Russian government. The rainbow kit which was available as optional downloadable content in FIFA 17 is part of the UK Premier League’s Rainbow Laces campaign, an LGBTIQ+ inclusivity initiative in conjunction with LGBTI rights group Stonewall that […]

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Woman trolls homophobic neighbour with rainbow Christmas decorations

Woman trolls homophobic neighbour with rainbow Christmas decorations




A woman in the USA has responded to hearing homophobic and transphobic comments from her neighbour by proudly covering her house with rainbow Christmas decorations. Lexi Magnusson of Washington state told Buzzfeed that she had heard the anti-LGBTI comments a few months earlier and wanted her neighbour to know she felt it was unacceptable. “Basically […]

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