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Taiwan becomes first nation in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage

Taiwan becomes first nation in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage

Taiwan has become the first Asian nation to legally recognise same-sex marriages – marking a very special International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Intersexism. On 17th May, Taiwan’s parliament passed a bill that would define the union between two people of the same gender as marriage. The bill won against other proposals that would […]

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from jail after two months

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from jail after two months

Wikileaks whistleblower has been released from a US jail after being held in custody for two months over contempt of court charges. Manning was released after 62 days, the maximum period she could be held after refusing to give testimony to a grand jury. Manning will have to return to the grand jury on 18th […]

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LGBTI activist arrested in Poland over religious rainbow images

LGBTI activist arrested in Poland over religious rainbow images

A 51-year-old woman has been arrested in Poland after distributing images of Our Lady of Czestochowa (Virgin Mary), edited to include the rainbow colours of the LGBTI+ flag. Police entered Elzbieta Podlesna’s Warsaw apartment on Monday morning, reportedly finding several copies of the image. Prosecutors ordered the raid on the apartment after finding the image […]

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Brunei steps back from implementing the death penalty for homosexuality

Brunei steps back from implementing the death penalty for homosexuality

The Sultan of Brunei has announced that the death penalty for homosexuality will not be introduced following global condemnation of the proposed law. Ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, the Sultan of Brunei issued a statement saying the country had a defacto moneotrium on not observing the death penalty in cases involving homsexuality and […]

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Yiannopoulos and more banned from Facebook for ‘promoting hate’

Yiannopoulos and more banned from Facebook for ‘promoting hate’

Facebook has removed a number of high profile far-right figures and organisations from the social media platform permanently. Those banned today include former Breitbart columnist Milo Yiannopoulos, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his platform Infowars, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and anti-Islam campaigner Laura Loomer. “We’ve always banned individuals or organisations that promote or engage in […]

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New injectable treatment for HIV applies for US FDA approval

New injectable treatment for HIV applies for US FDA approval

Pharmaceutical companies Janssen Biopharma and Viiv Healthcare has applied to have a new injectable treatment for HIV to be approved by the USA’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new treatment, which has already progressed through several human trials, would see a daily pill taking reginem replaced by a monthly injections of two medications. The […]

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Religious leader Franklin Graham attacks Pete Buttigieg for being gay

Religious leader Franklin Graham attacks Pete Buttigieg for being gay

American religious leader Franklin Graham has attacked presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg over his sexuality saying homosexuality should not be “flaunted, praised or politicized.” The song of world famous evangelist Billy Graham, also attacked Buttigeieg’s marriage saying marriage could only between a man and a woman. Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend in Carolina is seeking […]

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Head Scratch: Kuwaiti researcher claims homosexuality caused by anal worm

Head Scratch: Kuwaiti researcher claims homosexuality caused by anal worm

Sometimes you just read news reports and all you can do is scratch your head and wonder. The Jerusalem Post spotted this interview with Kuwaiti based researcher Mariam Al-Sohel. It’s fair to say that she’s not a supporter of the LGBTI community. In a TV interview Al-Sohel declared that males who have sex with other males are a […]

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Brunei defends its death penalty for homosexuality

Brunei defends its death penalty for homosexuality

Brunei has written to the European parliament defending its new laws that call for homosexuality to be punished by stoning people to death. The country says the harsh penalties are necessary to “safeguard the sanctity of family lineage and marriage.” In a letter to the EU the Kingdom’s mission wrote that there was no ‘one […]

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Chelsea Manning remains in jail after being denied bail

Chelsea Manning remains in jail after being denied bail

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is staying in prison after the US federal appeals court denied her application to be released on bail. The court opted to uphold a lower court’s decision to hold her in civil contempt after she refused to testify before a grand jury. Manning has been detained since March when she refused to […]

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