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Utah pulls HIV campaign after Governor’s office objects to sexual innuendo

Utah pulls HIV campaign after Governor’s office objects to sexual innuendo

The Department of Health in Utah has been forced to pull a massive health promotion campaign designed to stop the spread of HIV after the state’s Governor intervened and demanded the campaign be stopped. The campaign to increase awareness around HIV and safe sex featured websites, billboards and posters, TV and radio ads, alongside hundreds […]

HIV cases in the UK plummet by 71% following PrEP introduction

HIV cases in the UK plummet by 71% following PrEP introduction

New cases of HIV in the United Kingdom have dropped by a whopping 71% since 2012 according to the latest figures. Researchers credit PrEP treatment for the breakthrough. The introduction of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and rapid HIV testing have resulted in a significant downturn in the number of new cases of HIV. Among gay and […]

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Media organisations share dubious story of a transgender doll

Media organisations share dubious story of a transgender doll

A dubious news report suggesting that a transgender doll has been found in a toy shop has been shared by anti-transgender campaigners and right wing news organisations. Mainstream media organisations including Daily Mail Australia and Britain’s The Sun have also shared the story leading to thousands of people sharing their articles online. The report claims that the new […]

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Raids on Indonesia’s LGBTQ+ community follow UK rapist’s conviction

Raids on Indonesia’s LGBTQ+ community follow UK rapist’s conviction

Warning: This article contains information about sexual assault. A mayor has ordered raids on the LGBTIQ+ community in the Indonesian city of Depok in West Java in response to a rape conviction in the UK. The Guardian has reported that the mayor of Depok has urged citizens to report LGBTIQ+ people and activity to authorities, […]

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Journalist fired for publishing false information about HIV

Journalist fired for publishing false information about HIV

A journalist at CBS in New York has been fired after the revealed the HIV status of a man without his permission and published false information about how the virus can be spread. In early December the company published a story and several social media posts that claimed a man who had allegedly spat at […]

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Israel’s Education Minister, Rafi Peretz, criticised over gay remarks

Israel’s Education Minister, Rafi Peretz, criticised over gay remarks

Israel’s Education Minister, Rafi Peretz, is facing criticism after he said none of his children could be same-sex attracted because they had been brought up in a “healthy and natural way”. “Thank God my kids grew up in a healthy and natural way.” Peretz answered why he was asked how he would respond if one of his children […]

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British government apologises for banning gays from the military

British government apologises for banning gays from the military

Twenty years after it lifted its policy banning gays from the military the British government has apologised for the policy and the service personnel who were discharged. Addressing a group of veterans at a function at Westminster the UK’s Minister for Defence, Johnny Mercer, said the ban was wrong. “It was unacceptable then and it […]

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New Trump advisor Jenna Ellis has a history of homophobic comments

New Trump advisor Jenna Ellis has a history of homophobic comments

US President Donald Trump has appointed Jenna Ellis as his new legal advisor for both the White House and his re-election campaign. LGBTIQ+ rights advocates have been quick to highlight the President’s latest recruit has a long history of making homophobic comments. Ellis has said that HIV is “God’s moral law,” described the Stonewall Inn […]

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US lawmaker wants to ban the word ‘homosexual’ from schools

US lawmaker wants to ban the word ‘homosexual’ from schools

Sylvia Allen, a Republican politician in the Arizona senate, has put forward a proposal to ban all mentions of homosexuality from schools. In 2019 the state repealed legislation known as the “no promo homo” laws, which prevented teachers from mentioning homosexuality in schools. Now the politician seems to be aiming to bring the laws back […]

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No charges in Malaysian gay sex video political scandal

No charges in Malaysian gay sex video political scandal

Malaysia’s Attorney General has announced there will be no charges in relation to a video that many believed to be of a cabinet minister engaging in gay sex. In June 2019 the explicit video was widely distributed on social media, and political staffer Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz declared he was one of the men photographed. He […]

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