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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte voices support for marriage equality

The Phillipines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has changed his stance on same sex marriage, voicing his support for gay and lesbian couples to be allowed to wed. “I am for (same) sex marriage if that is the trend of modern times,” he said. “If that will add to your happiness, I am for it.” Duterte made […]

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Indonesia’s top court rejects attempt to criminalise gay sex

Indonesia’s top court rejects attempt to criminalise gay sex

Indonesia’s top court has rejected an attempt to have gay sex, and all sex outside of marriage, criminalised. A panel of nine judges considered the the petition to have the laws changed, four judges argued in favour of making all gay sex illegal, and limiting consensual heterosexual activity to those who are married. The push […]

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Six months after it began, Bermuda removes same sex marriage

Six months after it began, Bermuda removes same sex marriage

Six months ago Bermuda introduced same-sex marriage following a historic court ruling, but now the country’s government has abolished the recognition and reclassified gay unions as ‘domestic partnerships’. The Domestic Partnership Act 2017 will replace same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships, it was introduced this week and approved with 24 politicians voting in favour of the […]

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Same sex marriage will be legal in Austria

Same sex marriage will be legal in Austria

Austria will have same sex marriage from the beginning of 2019 following a court ruling in the European country. Gay Austrian couples have been able to enter into civil unions but marriage has held a definition of being between a man and a woman. The country’s courts have now ruled that definition can not remain […]

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Anti gay conference opens with rainbow flag interpretive dance number

An anti-gay group’s conference has been opened with an interpretive dance number featuring rainbow flags and uplifting house music.   US group Mass Resistance’s recent get-together featured something special from Derek Paul, who took to the stage with two rainbow flags. While the clip of Paul performing his interpretive dance moves has been widely ridiculed […]

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe resigns

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe resigns

Robert Mugabe, the long standing President of Zimbabwe has resigned. His resignation comes after a military take over, days of protests and the commencement of impeachment processes. In the nation’s parliament, the Speaker Jacob Mudenda, announced that Mugabae has written a letter announcing his resignation. In the letter the President said he had not been […]

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau will apologise to LGBTI citizens for past injustices

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau will apologise to LGBTI citizens for past injustices

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his government will make a formal apology to LGBTQ2 citizens for past injustices. “On November 28, the Government will offer a formal apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians in the House – for the persecution & injustices they have suffered, and to advance together on the path to equality & […]

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Turkish city bans all gay festivals, films and meetings

Turkish city bans all gay festivals, films and meetings

Gay festivals, films, pubic meetings, forums and panels have been banned in the Turkish capital Ankara. The city’s governor announced the ban on his website, saying that Pride related events could draw spark terror attacks and they needed to be banned for everyone’s protection. Homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey, but activists say there is […]

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Anti-gay politician resigns after it’s revealed he had gay sex in his office

Anti-gay politician resigns after it’s revealed he had gay sex in his office

In the USA, Republican law maker Wesley Goodman has resigned after he was caught having consensual sex with another man in his office. The Ohio legislator had been a champion of family groups and taken a strong anti-LGBTI stance during his time in office. Goodman had previously endorsed “natural marriage” as the only form of […]

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Hong Kong will be the first Asian city to host the Gay Games

Hong Kong will be the first Asian city to host the Gay Games

Hong Kong will be the first Asian city to ever host the Gay Games. It was announced today that the 2022 games will be held in the Chinese city. Hong Kong beat Mexico‚Äôs Guadalajara and Washington DC to host the 11th edition of the event. The event is expected to attract 15,000 participants to the […]

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