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Thailand to recognise same-gender unions, calls for full marriage equality

Thailand to recognise same-gender unions, calls for full marriage equality

Thailand’s government are making moves towards recognising civil unions for same-gender couples in a landmark move for the Asian nation. Bangkok Post have reported that the Thai cabinet have finalised a draft on a civil partnership bill that will grant same-gender couples similar rights to married couples, deciding not to move forward on full marriage […]

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Gabon parliament votes to decriminalise homosexuality

Gabon parliament votes to decriminalise homosexuality

A vote to decriminalise homosexual activity has passed the Senate in the African nation of Gabon, with an overwhelming 59 votes in favour, 17 against and 4 abstaining. The Senate vote follows a successful lower house vote on the legislation back in June, ending a short-lived ban on same-gender relations enacted just last year. Unlike […]

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Halle Berry steps away from trans film role after public criticism

Halle Berry steps away from trans film role after public criticism

Actor Halle Berry has offered an apology to the trans and gender diverse communities after announcing she was considering taking on a transgender role in an upcoming film. Taking to Instagram Live on Friday, Berry discussed the potential role in the unnamed film with her fans. “I’m thinking of [playing] a character where the woman […]

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United Nations warns of rapidly growing disparity in HIV treatment

United Nations warns of rapidly growing disparity in HIV treatment

UNAIDS have warned a growing disparity between how HIV infections are tackled in wealthy countries and the rest of the world, and the COVID-19 situation has compounded the problem pushing back global progress in tackling the virus. A new report from the world’s global leader on tackling HIV has been released at the start of […]

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Author J.K. Rowling continues to speak out against transgender people

Author J.K. Rowling continues to speak out against transgender people

Children’s author J.K. Rowling is facing another wave of criticism after she took to Twitter to share more of her opinions on the medical treatment of transgender youth. The Harry Potter author suggest that many people are given hormones because they are “lazy”, comparing the treatment of gender dysphoria to a mental health condition. “Hormone […]

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Reddit bans transphobic, pro-Trump channels in hate speech purge

Reddit bans transphobic, pro-Trump channels in hate speech purge

One of the most popular online community forums online has banned thousands of channels in a new crackdown on hate speech after revising company policy. The revised rules follow an announcement from founder and CEO Steve Huffman earlier this week, revealing a tougher stance on hateful language and discrimination on the user-moderated forums. Rule #1 […]

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Activists defiantly fly Pride flag from Ukraine national monument

Activists defiantly fly Pride flag from Ukraine national monument

LGBTIQ+ activists in the Ukraine have displayed a defiant show of Pride this month, flying the rainbow flag atop the nation’s most famous monument. Kyiv’s Motherland statue was filmed holding the Pride flag, attached to her sword by drones flown by LGBTIQ+ activists. Activists were supported in the endeavour by Dronariam Ukraine, who arranged the […]

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Singapore’s Pride celebrations to go ahead with Pink Dot online

Singapore’s Pride celebrations to go ahead with Pink Dot online

Singapore’s LGBTIQ+ community has vowed to forge ahead with the online version of this year’s Pink Dot event despite opposition from family groups. Since it first began in 2009, Pink Dot has attracted larger crowd each successive year with over 28,000 people gathering in Hong Lim Park to shine a pink torch lights into the […]

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Australia falls behind US on trans and intersex workplace rights

Australia falls behind US on trans and intersex workplace rights

Advocates have highlighted gaps in Australia’s workplace protections in light of this week’s Supreme Court ruling that protects LGBTIQ+ workers. The ruling, won 6 votes to 3, found that discrimination on the basis of sexuality and gender identity is covered by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Veteran transgender advocate, Sally Goldner AM, says Australia needs […]

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President Trump mentions vaccine for HIV – but there is no such thing

President Trump mentions vaccine for HIV – but there is no such thing

US President Donald Trump has said the same scientific know how that delivered a vaccine for HIV will also deliver a vaccine for COVID-19, but health experts have been quick to point out that despite almost four decades of research, there is no vaccine for HIV. The President made the comments during a speech on […]

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