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US lawmaker Eric Porterfield denies he threatened to drown his children

US lawmaker Eric Porterfield denies he threatened to drown his children

US politician Eric Porterfield has denied he was suggesting he’d drown his children if he discovered they were gay, and has accused the media of deliberately misunderstanding his comments. The lawmaker from Mercer Country in West Virginia made headlines around the world in February when he compared LGBTIQ people to the Ku Klux Klan and […]

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Puerto Rico Governor to order conversion therapy ban for minors

The governor of Puerto Rico has confirmed he will ban conversion therapy for people under the age of 18 by executive order. Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s order will bypass his own ruling party – the New Progressive Party – who blocked the passage of a bill that would ban conversion therapy for minors in the island’s […]

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ILGA launch State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2019

ILGA launch State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2019

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) have launched the 13th edition of their flagship publication, State-Sponsored Homophobia. Authored by Lucas Ramón Mendos, the report compiles data on laws from around the world that affect people on the basis of their sexuality – which in turn can be drawn upon as a resource […]

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Fans searched for Pride flags at Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Egypt show

Fans searched for Pride flags at Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Egypt show

Red Hot Chili Peppers fans in Egypt have reported they were searched for rainbow flags when heading in to their concert last weekend. Journalist Samer Al-Atrush reported on social media that he was asked “you have no flags?”, being told that “flag for the gays. Not allowed.” Entering Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at Cairo […]

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Botswana’s High Court delays decision on gay sex

Botswana’s High Court delays decision on gay sex

Botswana’s High Court has postponed making a decision on a case challenging the country’s criminalisation of gay sex. The court is now expected to make a decision on 11th June. The court began hearing a case this week which challenged the nations ban on homosexual sex. Those caught having sex can face up to seven […]

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Worth a Read: Five stories that got our attention

Worth a Read: Five stories that got our attention

There’s so many intriguing news reports and stories for the LGBTIQ+ audience. Here’s some that caught our attention from around the globe. Rainbow disconnection: ‘Gay Oscars’ founder lays police complaint The Spinoff New Zealand website The Spinoff have published a report alleging a falling out between the founders of the Australian and New Zealand LGBTI Awards. […]

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Botswana considers legalising homosexual sexual activity

Botswana considers legalising homosexual sexual activity

A court in Botswana will consider if the country’s ban of homosexual sex should be lifted. While it’s not illegal to be gay, it is illegal to have homosexual sex. Today a court will consider an application that the current laws, which can lead to a seven year jail term, are unfair. An unnamed man […]

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Chelsea Manning jailed over Wikileaks testimony

Chelsea Manning jailed over Wikileaks testimony

Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been jailed in the USA after she refused to give testimony to a grand jury. Manning is a former Army intelligence analyst who served years in prison for leaking one of the largest collections of classified documents in U.S. history. She was released from prison in 2017 after President Barack […]

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Britain reports massive 55% drop in new HIV cases among men

Britain reports massive 55% drop in new HIV cases among men

Britain has seen a massive drop in the number of new cases of HIV that involve men who have sex with men. The latest figures were presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019) in Seattle yesterday. Dana Ogaz of Public Health England shared that the number of new cases of HIV […]

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Malaysia’s tourism minister says the country has no gay people

Malaysia’s tourism minister says the country has no gay people

Malaysia’s Tourism Minister has declared that as far as he knows there are no gay people in his country. Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi made the comment to the media during a visit to Germany. The Minister was promoting the country at a tourism trade fair when a journalist asked him if Malaysia was a safe place […]

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