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US government condemns Uganda’s ‘Kill The Gays’ bill

US government condemns Uganda’s ‘Kill The Gays’ bill

The US government has condemned Uganda’s plans to bring in laws that would see people convicted of homosexual acts being sentenced to death. “The U.S. government firmly opposes criminalization of LGBTI individuals,” said a U.S. State Department official. “We stand with Uganda’s LGBTI community and Ugandans of all backgrounds and beliefs to defend the dignity […]

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UK transgender charity speaks out amongst claims of detransitioning

UK transgender charity speaks out amongst claims of detransitioning

UK charity Mermaids which helps people experiencing gender dysphoria has responded to media reports in the UK that claim there are hundreds of transgender people wanting to reverse the process. The group posted a series of comments to Twitter recently noting that despite media reports claiming that hundreds of people were now wanting to detransition […]

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Singer accused of being homosexual faces death penalty in Iran

Singer accused of being homosexual faces death penalty in Iran

A famous Kurdish singer is facing the death penalty after being accused of being homosexual in Iran. Mohsen Lorestani, a resident of the Kurdish province of Kermanshah has reportedly been arrested under the country’s strict laws against same-sex relationships. While information is limited, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network reports that he has been charged with […]

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Uganda attempting to reintroduce ‘Kill The Gays’ legislation

Uganda attempting to reintroduce ‘Kill The Gays’ legislation

Uganda’s government are working to reintroduce a bill that would make homosexuality punishable by death. Originally introduced in 2014, the ‘Kill The Gays’ legislation was thwarted by a technicality in Uganda’s courts. Punishment for homosexual activity was then reduced to life imprisonment. Ethics & Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo has told Reuters that he is confident the […]

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New Zealand’s transgender health body supports AusPATH position

New Zealand’s transgender health body supports AusPATH position

New Zealand’s professional body for transgender health care have voiced their support for their Australian counterparts. The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) committee said they supported the work of medical professionals working in transgender healthcare in Australia. The PATHA committee said they wanted to express their collegial and professional support for those working professionally […]

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Woman who shouted abuse at Pride Parade has been sentenced

Woman who shouted abuse at Pride Parade has been sentenced

A British woman who shouted abuse at a Pride Parade in East London earlier this year has been sentenced in a British court. Footage of the woman, who was dressed in an Islamic Nikab, was seen around the world. The vision captured her shouting abuse at the Walthamstow Forrest Pride Parade. Jamila Choudry, who lives […]

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24 months jail for American who leaked HIV details of Singaporeans

24 months jail for American who leaked HIV details of Singaporeans

An American man who leaked the private medical records of 14,000 Singaporeans has been sentenced to two years imprisonment in a US jail. Mikhy Farrera-Brochez, a 34-year-old man originally from Kentucky, was found guilty in June of threatening the Singapore government when he published the medical records of people who had been treated for HIV […]

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Creatable World: Mattel releases first line of gender neutral dolls

Creatable World: Mattel releases first line of gender neutral dolls

Barbie creators Mattel have announced their first range of gender neutral dolls. Creatable World gives youngsters a blank canvas to create their own character, with over 100 different combinations of hair, clothes and accessories. “In our world, dolls are as limitless as the kids who play with them,” the Creatable World ad announces. “A doll line designed […]

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New challenge to Singapore’s laws against homosexuality launched

New challenge to Singapore’s laws against homosexuality launched

A new challenge has been launched against Singapore’s colonial era laws against male gay sexual activities. The new challenge was launched by retired medical doctor Roy Tan. Dr Tan, a 61-year-old retiree argues the law is unconstitutional. “I am eager to see this archaic law, which has no place in modern society, struck down,” Tan […]

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Merriam-Webster dictionary adds ‘they’ as a pronoun

Merriam-Webster dictionary adds ‘they’ as a pronoun

The Merriam-Webster dictionary has updated the description of the word ‘they’ to include it being used as a pronoun for non-binary people. The dictionary acknowledges that there has been a lot of debate about the use of the word, but also notes that it has been used regularly as a pronoun since the 1950’s and […]

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