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US Navy launches new ship named after gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk

US Navy launches new ship named after gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk

The US Navy has launched a new ship named after gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk. USNS Harvey Milk, the second ship in its class was launched in San Diego. The John Lewis-class ships will replace the current T-AO 187-class fleet replenishment oilers to provide underway fuel replenishment to Navy ships at sea. Fleet replenishment oilers are […]

Julia Ehrt appointed as the next Executive Director of ILGA World

Julia Ehrt appointed as the next Executive Director of ILGA World

Julia Ehrt has been appointed as the next Executive Director of ILGA World, the organisation’s Board has announced. ILGA World is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association – a worldwide federation of more than 1,700 organisations from over 160 countries and territories campaigning for LGBTI human rights. Founded in 1978 as a […]

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Brazilian leader Bolsonaro makes false claim about Covid-19 vaccines and HIV

Brazilian leader Bolsonaro makes false claim about Covid-19 vaccines and HIV

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been given a week long ban from YouTube and Facebook have taken down one of his videos after he made false claims suggesting that Covid-19 vaccines cause people to develop HIV and AIDS. In the now deleted video which originally aired on Thursday 21st October, Bolsonaro chastised British people who […]

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Boris Johnson criticised for not knowing difference of HIV and AIDS

Boris Johnson criticised for not knowing difference of HIV and AIDS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been criticised for delivering a speech which spoke of AIDS rather than HIV. Health experts says the incorrect usage of terms promotes misunderstanding and increases stigma for those living with HIV. The British PM was speaking about medical research and vaccines, when he made a comparison to HIV. Johnson […]

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Tom Daley wants countries with gay death penalties to be banned from the Olympics

Tom Daley wants countries with gay death penalties to be banned from the Olympics

British diving champion Tom Daley has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban countries who retain the death penalty against gay people from participating in the Olympics. “I think it’s really important to try and create change, rather than just highlighting or shining a light on those things,” Daley said while accepting the […]

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Outrage as Spanish teen is diagnosed with “homosexuality”

An LGBTIQA+ rights group in Spain is demanding answers, and an apology, from a local hospital after a teenage girl had “homosexuality” included on her diagnosis. The 19-year-old was a patient at the Reina Sofia Hospital in the Mucia where she was being examined for a menstrual condition. After her examination was completed she was […]

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Switzerland votes yes on marriage equality in national referendum

Switzerland votes yes on marriage equality in national referendum

Voters in Switzerland have overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the nation’s laws to legislate for same-gender marriage. Results from the referendum held on Sunday have seen 64.1% vote in favour of same-gender marriage, equal adoption rights, citizenship options for spouses and sperm donation access for lesbian couples. The ‘Yes’ vote also won a majority […]

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British man jailed for raping and robbing men he met on Grindr

British man jailed for raping and robbing men he met on Grindr

Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault. British man Aaron Goodey has been jailed for 14 years after a jury found him guilty of multiple crimes related to men he met through dating app Grindr. A London court found that Goodey was found guilty of three counts of rape, two counts of robbery and […]

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Hong Kong’s Gay Games pushed back until November 2023

Hong Kong’s Gay Games pushed back until November 2023

Organisers of the Gay Games have announced they’re pushing back their next outing until November 2023. The next edition of the games was due to be in Hong Kong at the end of 2022, but it’ll now be a year later. Dennis Philipse, co-chair of Gay Games Hong Kong, described the decision as critical to […]

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UK court overturns decision on under 16s accessing puberty blockers

UK court overturns decision on under 16s accessing puberty blockers

  The British Court of Appeal has overturned the decision from 2020 which declared that children under 16 were unable to made a informed decision about receiving puberty blocking hormone drugs as treatment for gender dysphoria. The Tavistock and Portman National Health Service foundation trust, which operate England’s only gender treatment clinic for children, challenged […]

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