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Ecuador’s highest court rules in favour of marriage equality

Ecuador’s highest court rules in favour of marriage equality

The South American nation of Ecuador is the latest to move towards marriage equality after a court ruling this week. Judges of the constitutional court in the capital city of Quito ruled that the country’s current laws are unconstitutional and discriminatory towards the LGBTIQ+ community. The ruling passed five votes to four, with dissenting judges […]

Loton Park & Perth Pythons win at Pride In Sport Awards

Loton Park & Perth Pythons win at Pride In Sport Awards

Local LGBTI+ sporting clubs Perth Pythons and Loton Park Tennis Club have been recognised at the Pride In Sport Awards this week. Launched last year, the Australian Pride in Sport Awards is the first celebration of its kind dedicated solely to recognising exceptional efforts in making sport more inclusive of LGBTQ people. It is produced […]

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Liza Harvey replaces Mike Nahan as leader of WA Liberals

Liza Harvey replaces Mike Nahan as leader of WA Liberals

Liza Harvey is the new leader of the WA Liberal following the resignation of Dr Mike Nahan last night. Harvey was elected to be the leader of the opposition unopposed. Her deputy will be long serving MP Bill Marmion who won the bishop in a ballot against colleague Tony Krsticevic. Speculation that Dr Nahan had signed […]

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Iranian Foreign Minister defends country’s death penalty for homosexuality

Iranian Foreign Minister defends country’s death penalty for homosexuality

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has defended his countries laws which outlaw homosexuality and punish offenders with the death penalty. Speaking at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Zarif answered a reporter’s question saying the country was driven by “moral principles”. “Our society has moral principles, and according to these principles we live,” […]

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Malaysian Economic Minister Azmin Ali denies he’s in gay sex video

Malaysian Economic Minister Azmin Ali denies he’s in gay sex video

Malaysia’s Economic Minister Azmin Ali has released a statement denying he is the man featured in an explicit video depicting two men engaging in homosexual activities. “I categorically deny this vicious libel upon me. This is nothing but a nefarious plot to assassinate my reputation and character in an attempt to destroy my political career,” […]

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Ministerial gay sex scandal consumes Malaysian politics

Ministerial gay sex scandal consumes Malaysian politics

Malaysian political discussion has been filled with details of a gay sex tape allegedly involving a government minister. The explicit video was shared through chat groups on the popular phone app WhatsApp, and alleges that one of the men in the video is a recognisable government minister. Homosexual sex is illegal in Malaysia, a relic […]

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Samoa bans ‘Rocketman’ because it has depictions of gay sex

Samoa bans ‘Rocketman’ because it has depictions of gay sex

The pacific nation Samoa have banned the film Rocketman from screening because it has scenes involving homosexuality. The film had been screening but has now been pulled from cinemas. Samoa’s principal censor Leiataua Niuapu Leiataualesa said his office was simply abiding by the Film Control Act of 1978. “We’re concerned with the cultural values and […]

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Franklin Graham praises Donald Trump for rainbow flag ban

Franklin Graham praises Donald Trump for rainbow flag ban

US religious leader Franklin Graham has praised US President Donald Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence, for their decision to ban US embassies from flying the Pride flag during the month of June. Graham says their decision recognised that the gay emblem is offensive to most Christians. June is Pride month in the USA which […]

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Botswana High Court rules to decriminalise homosexuality

Botswana High Court rules to decriminalise homosexuality

The High Court of the African nation of Botswana has ruled that the country must amend its penal code to strike down sections that criminalise homosexuality. The unanimous decision ruled that current laws were discriminatory, against public interest and unconstitutional. Sitting judges declared that “a democratic society is one that embraces tolerance, diversity and open-mindedness” […]

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Perth LGBTI Professionals celebrate 4th birthday this Thursday

Perth LGBTI Professionals celebrate 4th birthday this Thursday

Local queer networking event Perth LGBTI Professionals are celebrating four years of connecting our community this week at The Stables Bar. The friendly bi-monthly event is open to those who wish to meet new people and network in a casual environment and enjoy some nibbles and drinks. The event has grown dramatically over its four […]

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