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Justin Thomas dropped by long term sponsor Ralph Lauren

Justin Thomas dropped by long term sponsor Ralph Lauren

Professional golfer Justin Thomas has been dumped by long-time sponsor Ralph Lauren following his use of a gay slur on the course earlier this week. Thomas quickly said he was deeply apologetic after he got frustrated during the third round of the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The golfer, who is defending the $US 6.7 […]

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Pro golfer Justin Thomas apologises for gay slur

Pro golfer Justin Thomas apologises for gay slur

Pro golfer Justin Thomas, currently ranked No. 3 in the world, has apologised for using a gay slur on the course. Thomas said he was deeply apologetic after he got frustrated during the third round of the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The golfer, who is defending the $US 6.7 million dollar event, missed a […]

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Mexican Doritos ad showing acceptance of gay son goes viral

Mexican Doritos ad showing acceptance of gay son goes viral

A television advertisement for Doritos corn chips that shows a father embracing and accepting his gay son has racked up millions of views. The holiday season commercial made for the Mexican market has clocked up over 14 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube in mid-December. The two minute long advertisement is called ‘El […]

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Switzerland approves same-sex marriage, but there could be a challenge

Switzerland approves same-sex marriage, but there could be a challenge

Switzerland has approved same-sex marriage but there could be a few challenges before the law becomes reality for LGBT people. A bill allowing for marriage equality was passed on Friday 18th December, but the Federal Democratic Union Party, a Christian based political group, have requested that a referendum be held before the law is made […]

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Transgender health specialists around the globe defend their treatments

Transgender health specialists around the globe defend their treatments

The directors of multiple medical organisations that specialise in the treatment of gender dysphoria have released a joint statement calling for the Bell vs Tavistock High Court decision in the United Kingdom to be appealed. The Boards of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the European Association for Transgender Health (EPATH), […]

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Religious leaders from around the world call for conversion therapy ban

Religious leaders from around the world call for conversion therapy ban

Hundreds of religious and political leaders from around the world have called on governments to introduce bans that stop conversion therapy, the practice of trying to convince someone that they can change their sexual orientation or gender identity. Among those singing the letter is well know LGBT rights activist Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and David […]

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Pete Buttigieg nominated by Biden for US Cabinet role

Pete Buttigieg nominated by Biden for US Cabinet role

Earlier this year, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was facing off against Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination on the US Presidential ticket. Now, President-elect Biden has nominated Buttigieg for a position in his first cabinet when he enters the White House in 2021. Biden has tapped Buttigieg for the role of transportation secretary in his cabinet, […]

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State-Sponsored Homophobia: 69 nations criminalise LGBTQI+ lives

State-Sponsored Homophobia: 69 nations criminalise LGBTQI+ lives

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA World) has updated their State-Sponsored Homophobia report, highlighting 69 UN member states who continue to criminalise same-sex activity. The annual report has analysed and delivered a worldwide survey of sexual orientation laws since 2006, with this year’s update researched and written by Lucas Ramón Mendos, together […]

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Britain’s High Court transgender decision could be overturned on appeal

Britain’s High Court transgender decision could be overturned on appeal

At the start of the month Britain’s High Court handed down a decision in a case looking into how the nation’s doctors prescribe treatments to teenagers experiencing gender incongruence. The three judge panel said it was “highly unlikely” that a child of 13 or under was “competent to give consent” to receiving puberty blockers, and […]

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Asian nation of Bhutan decriminalises homosexuality

Asian nation of Bhutan decriminalises homosexuality

Bhutan’s parliament has decriminased homosexuality, removing two laws which made “unnatural sex” illegal. While it has been several years since the laws were enforced, people found guilty under them could serve between one month and a year in prison. Both houses of the country’s parliament approved the changes in the law on Thursday 10th December, […]

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