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Britain’s Equality Minister orders report into increase in transgender treatments

Britain’s Equality Minister orders report into increase in transgender treatments

Britain’s Minister for Women and Equality, Penny Mourdant, has reportedly asked officials to look into the factors driving an increase in the number of young people accessing transgender support services. The United Kingdom, like most countries, has seen an increase in the number of young people requesting support for gender dysphoria. British newspapers are reporting […]

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Legal challenge to Singapore’s homophobic laws launched

Legal challenge to Singapore’s homophobic laws launched

Singaporean DJ and Pink Dot Ambassador Johnson Ong Ming has launched a legal challenge to Singapore’s laws which criminalise homosexuality. Ong, who performs as DJ Big Kid, filed his challenge on Monday after India’s Supreme Court struck down similar laws ruling them to be unconstitutional. Singapore’s section 377a of the criminal code is identical to […]

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Poll shows most Singaporeans support ban on gay sex

Poll shows most Singaporeans support ban on gay sex

A new poll in Singapore has found that a slim majority of citizens still support a ban on homosexuality. There has been an increased focus on Singapore’s colonial era laws which outlaw same sex sexual activity following India’s landmark Supreme Court ruling last week which saw then declare similar laws unconstitutional. A poll carried out […]

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Spotlight on Singapore after India decriminalises homosexuality

Spotlight on Singapore after India decriminalises homosexuality

Singaporeans are asking why homosexual activity remains illegal in the country following India’s landmark Supreme Court ruling that declared that Section 377 of the penal code was unconstitutional because it violated an individuals right to privacy. The identical law in Singapore holds the same statue number on the law books, Section 377 – as it […]

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Worth a read: Stories from around the web

Worth a read: Stories from around the web

Here’s five stories we’ve found fascinating from around the web, take a look. Crackdown looms as Indonesia exorcises gay ‘demons’  The Australian While gay conversion therapy is being outlawed in Western countries, the belief that gay people can be cured via counselling or religious intervention is a common practice in countries like Indonesia. As the government […]

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Homosexuality decriminalised in India, ending colonial era law

Homosexuality decriminalised in India, ending colonial era law

India’s Supreme Court has overturned the law which made homosexual sex illegal. Today the court ended months of anticipation when it announced the law was unconstitutional. Today on Thursday 5th September 2018, India’s Supreme Court ruled to abolish the colonial-era, Section 377 of the Penal Code. The country has a population of 1.3 billion and and […]

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Thai high school slammed for ‘avoiding sexual deviation’ seminar

Thai high school slammed for ‘avoiding sexual deviation’ seminar

A private boys school in Bangkok has been slammed by local LGBTI groups after it announced it would be holding a seminar on how to avoid “sexual deviation”. A group of local LGBTI rights groups have issued a joint statement condemning the upcoming seminar. “The seminar could foster hatred and bias for gender-diverse people,” it […]

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Malaysia canes two women for having sex

Malaysia canes two women for having sex

Two women were caned in Malaysia on Monday after they pleaded guilty to having a same-sex encounter. The unnamed pair were arrested last month, their punishment was scheduled to occur last week but was unexpectedly delayed. Each woman was caned six times. The case occurred in the state of Terengganu, which observes Sharia Law. The incident […]

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“Don’t deadname me” Chelsea Manning tells Peter Greste

“Don’t deadname me” Chelsea Manning tells Peter Greste

Chelsea Manning has appeared via video link for her talk at the Sydney Opera House after the Australian government refused to issue a visa for her trip to Australia. The former intelligence analyst who spent seven years behind bars after she leaked classified documents to Wikileaks was interviewed by respected journalist Peter Greste. During Sunday […]

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Grindr will be floated on the stock exchange

Grindr will be floated on the stock exchange

You might have invested a lot of time into Grindr, but now you can also invest your savings into the company. The Kunlun Group, the Chinese owners of the gay dating app, have announced plans to float the company on the stock exchange. The company said listing the shares of the company on international stock […]

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