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Presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard apologises for past anti-gay statements

Presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard apologises for past anti-gay statements

American politician Tulsi Gabbard has apologised for comments she’s made in the past about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Gabbard is from Hawaii and currently serves in the US congress. Last week she announced her intention to seek the Democratic party’s nomination to become their candidate for the 2020 Presidential election. Gabbard joins a […]

Two dead, over 40 detained, in new Chechen crackdown on LGBT people

Two dead, over 40 detained, in new Chechen crackdown on LGBT people

Gay rights activists in Russia have claimed a new crackdown on LGBT people in Chechnya has seen over 40 people detained since December and two have died as a result of torture inflicted upon them. The Russian LGBT Network has been monitoring the situation in the region since 2016 when over a hundred people were […]

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Conservative outrage as child drag star pictured with near-naked drag queen

Conservative outrage as child drag star pictured with near-naked drag queen

Social media commentators and aspiring conservative politicians are up in arms over a now deleted image which showed a child drag star appearing next to a near-naked Violet Chachki. Ten-year-old Canadian Nevis Quinn Mélançon-Golden has received global recognition as a child drag star. Quinn Mélançon-Golden performs as Queen Lactacia, and the youngster’s drag aspirations are supported […]

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Reports of a new purge of gay people in Chechnya

Reports of a new purge of gay people in Chechnya

There are reports of a new round of gay people being detained in the Russian province of Chechnya. Gay rights activists in Russia have reported that people have been missing since December. There has been no information on how many people may have been maintained in the latest round up of people suspected of being […]

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Japanese MP Katsuei Hirasawa worries about the entire nation turning gay

Japanese MP Katsuei Hirasawa worries about the entire nation turning gay

Japanese MP Katsuei Hirasawa has been mocked and ridiculed after he suggested Japanese society would collapse if everyone was gay or lesbian. Local TV news reported a speech given by the politician where he questioned why some jurisdictions were bringing in recognition of same-sex relationships while same-sex marriage is banned at a national level. Hirasawa reflected […]

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Iceland may remove blood donation ban for gay men

Iceland may remove blood donation ban for gay men

Iceland may be reconsidering its policy of banning all gay men from donating blood after the country’s health department highlighted that almost as many heterosexual people contact the virus. Last year the Health Directorate noted that the incidence of HIV between homosexual and heterosexual people almost identical, 150 to 148 cases. When HIV first emerged […]

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What were the 15 most read stories at OUTinPerth in 2018?

What were the 15 most read stories at OUTinPerth in 2018?

It’s been another huge year at OUTinPerth. Twelve editions of the magazine were produced and we’ve published close to 2000 articles online, and over half a million sessions have been logged on the website. What were the most read stories in 2018? Here’s the top 15 articles. 15. Anti-marriage equality campaigner Gladys Liu to replace Julia […]

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The year in review: What went down in December

The year in review: What went down in December

Our trip back through the stories of 2018 ends with our review of what went down in December. The Ruddock Review was finally released, Andrew Broad created a scandal, there was no agreement on protecting LGBTI school kids, and Amanda Stoker shared her view that sexuality is something you choose. Politics Labor put forward legislation […]

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The year in review: What went down in November

The year in review: What went down in November

Continuing our journey through the stories of 2018 we come to November, where politics focussed on the unreleased Ruddock Review, MPs quit the government and Perth celebrated its biggest Pride parade ever. Politics Nationals senator Barry O’Sullivan declared he wanted to be a woman. The debate over protecting LGBTIQ students continued with a group of […]

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Reports: Several youth arrested in Tunisia for homosexuality

Reports: Several youth arrested in Tunisia for homosexuality

Local media in Tunisia have reported that several young people have been arrested for homosexuality and subjected to anal probing. Local newspaper Kapitalis reports that an 18 year old man was stopped by police at Tunis-Carthage airport on Friday 28th December because officers were concerned about him taking photos in the terminal. When they searched […]

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