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Listen to this politician explain why he can’t be alone with a reporter

Listen to this politician explain why he can’t be alone with a reporter

US politician Robert Foster is running to be the next Governor of Mississippi. The Republican representative hit the headlines this week when he turned down an interview request from a female reporter because he has a strict rule that he’s never alone with any woman who is not his wife. In a new interview with […]

One man killed, another critically injured, via Grindr hookup

One man killed, another critically injured, via Grindr hookup

A Chicago man has been killed, and another man is critically injured after they were attacked by an assailant who allegedly used the Grindr dating app to target the gay men. The Wayne Country Prosecutor’s Office¬†ays 31-year-old Brian Anderson was fatally shot last Saturday and 26-year-old Malcolm Drake was critically wounded. Prosecutors say they were […]

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Acceptance of gay people in the UK drops for the first time in 30 years

Acceptance of gay people in the UK drops for the first time in 30 years

Acceptance of gay relationships among British people has dropped for the first time in more than 30 years, researchers said on Thursday, warning years of rising tolerance could be coming to an end. The latest British Social Attitudes report by The National Center for Social Research (NatCen) shows the number of people who considered same-sex […]

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Theresa May skipped vote on Northern Ireland marriage equality

Theresa May skipped vote on Northern Ireland marriage equality

British PM Theresa May recently told the LGBTIQ+ communities that she’s an “ally for life” but just days after her declaration she missed the vote on whether to allow marriage equality in Northern Ireland. May make her promise to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Britons over the weekend, but she she was one of several […]

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Northern Ireland: MPs vote in favour of marriage equality

Northern Ireland: MPs vote in favour of marriage equality

The UK’s House of Commons have overwhelmingly voted in favour of marriage equality, despite ongoing opposition from conservative groups in parliament. The clause, put forward by Labour MP Conor McGinn, garnered 383 votes in favour and just 73 against. “Tonight, we have the chance to do the right thing,” McGinn said of the proposal. “People […]

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Singapore ramps up calls for gay rights and decriminalisation

Singapore ramps up calls for gay rights and decriminalisation

Singapore’s LGBTIQ+ community campaign to decriminalise homosexuality is gathering steam with this year’s Pink Dot event boldly proclaiming its time for the island nation to repeal statute 377A from their penal code. Now in its eleventh year Pink Dot sees thousands of Singaporeans gather in Hong Lim Park to celebrate the local queer community. Over […]

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Boris Johnson says homophobic and racist comments were ‘satire”

Boris Johnson says homophobic and racist comments were ‘satire”

British Prime Minister aspirant Boris Johnson has defended previous homophobic and racist comments saying they were “satire”. Johnson, who hopes to gain his party’s support to become the next Prime Minister of Great Britain, says articles he wrote in the past which described gay people as “bum boys” and Africans as “pinccaninnies” with “watermelon smiles” […]

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North Korea may be hiding spiraling rates of new cases of HIV

North Korea may be hiding spiraling rates of new cases of HIV

North Korea has long claimed that there are negligible cases of HIV been transmitted in the rogue state, but a new report suggests the complete opposite may be the reality. Last year on World AIDS Day North Korea claimed it had zero new transmissions of HIV in the previous year, a claim that seemed unlikely […]

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Prince William wouldn’t mind if any of his children were gay

Prince William wouldn’t mind if any of his children were gay

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has said he’d be absolutely fine if it turned out one of his children were gay. The prince made the comment while visiting the Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity who work with homeless LGBTIQ+ youth. Asked how he would feel if one of his children, the heirs to the […]

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Stonewall 1969 – Marking 50 years of LGBTIQ+ pride

Stonewall 1969 – Marking 50 years of LGBTIQ+ pride

In the early morning hours of this day in 1969 a voice rang out outside an innocuous bar in New York City that would ultimately give millions of lives dignity and equality, including mine. Just 20 years earlier, in Victoria, I could have faced the death penalty for just being me. It would be another […]

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