Home » Archives by category » News » World
Germany apologises for gay discrimination in the armed forces

Germany apologises for gay discrimination in the armed forces

Germany has formally apologised for decades of discrimination against gay people in their armed forces. The country changed it’s policy against gay people serving in 2000. A study commissioned the defence ministry found that there was systematic discrimination in the Bundeswehr – the military of West Germany and since 1990 of reunited Germany from 1955 […]

JK Rowling doubles down on transphobia with new novel

JK Rowling doubles down on transphobia with new novel

After months of public criticism for sharing her transphobic opinions, author JK Rowling has reinforced her stance with the announcement of her latest novel. The Harry Potter author ignited controversy earlier this year with a barrage of public anti-trans statements, including an essay titled TERF Wars, outlining her trans-exclusive ideas of feminism and arguing against treatment for […]

Tags: , , , , ,

Read More

US councilor stands up for gay rights after listening to flag objections

US councilor stands up for gay rights after listening to flag objections

Some of the residents of the town of Minot, North Dakota, were up in arms this week, because their local council decided to fly the Pride flag in support of the local LGBTIQ community. Usually Pride celebrations happen in the USA in June to align with the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, but a […]

Tags: , ,

Read More

Human Rights Watch calls for investigation of Indonesian police raid

Human Rights Watch calls for investigation of Indonesian police raid

International group Human Rights Watch is calling on the Indonesian government to investigate a recent raid of a private party in Jakarta that targeted the LGBTI community. The group said the 2nd September raid raid on a private gathering of 56 men in Jakarta that highlights the threat to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and […]

Read More

Indonesian police detain dozens of people for attending gay party

Indonesian police detain dozens of people for attending gay party

Police in Jakarta have been criticised for raiding a private party in Jakarta on August 29. A police spokesperson announced they had arrested 9 people after attending the private event. Fifty six people were attending the private event. Police detained nine people under the country’s vague pornography laws. Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, except […]

Read More

Tony Abbott appointed to UK trade role despite accusations of homophobia

Tony Abbott appointed to UK trade role despite accusations of homophobia

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been appointed to the United Kingdom’s Trade Board. Abbott will serve as an advisor to the UK has they negotiate a series of new trade deals following their decision to leave the European Union. The appointment has followed a flurry of discussion in Britain about whether the former […]

Read More

Researchers revise findings of study into transgender mental health

Researchers revise findings of study into transgender mental health

Researchers behind an widely reported study into the mental health of transgender people in Sweden have revised their findings after scrutiny from peers raised questions about the study’s conclusions. In their latest issue the American Journal of Psychiatry issued a correction, saying the conclusion in the original report that claimed people experiencing gender incongruence experienced […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

Advocates launch fund to support Lebanon’s LGBTIQ+ community

Advocates launch fund to support Lebanon’s LGBTIQ+ community

Global LGBTIQ+ advocacy group OutRight Action International have launched a campaign to support Lebanon’s LGBTIQ+ community in the wake of the horrific blast that took hundreds of lives earlier this month. The explosion which levelled entire neighbourhoods in Beirut last week has seen communities in the capital shattered, with hundreds of thousands left homeless and […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

LGBTIQ+ Ugandans bring legal fight to authorities after alleged torture

LGBTIQ+ Ugandans bring legal fight to authorities after alleged torture

A group of LGBTIQ+ Ugandans have come together to take legal action against those in power, alleging they were tortured after being arrested during COVID-19 lockdown. The Guardian has reported that a group of four trans women, two bisexual men and 14 gay men near capital city Kampala were held in custody for over 50 […]

Tags: , , , ,

Read More

Boris Johnson promises to bring forward ban on conversion therapy

Boris Johnson promises to bring forward ban on conversion therapy

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated his party’s promise to ban the harmful practice of LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy across Great Britain. Originally put in motion by former Conservative PM Theresa May in 2018, Johnson has said his government is working towards the prohibition of conversion practices as reported by the BBC. “On the gay conversion […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More