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Gay Times ends print edition after nearly five decades

Gay Times ends print edition after nearly five decades

Iconic LGBTIQA+ magazine Gay Times has announced it will no longer be in print, moving to a fully digital delivery in the future. The British magazine had dropped from being a monthly magazine to just four editions a year, but now they’re stopping the presses for good, which will allow them to create more content online. In […]

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Six sentenced to death over murder of LGBTQIA+ activists in Bangladesh

Six sentenced to death over murder of LGBTQIA+ activists in Bangladesh

Warning: This story contains mentions of brutal violence. Six men found to be aligned with al-Qaeda have been sentenced to death for the murder of two LGBTQIA+ advocates in Bangladesh in 2016. The founder of Roopban – Bangladesh’s first LGBTQIA+ publication – Xulhas Mannad (pictured right), and pride rally organiser Mahbub Tonoy were killed by machete-wielding attackers […]

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Virginia School Board to pay USD1.3 million over restroom ruling

A school board in Virginia has agreed to pay $USD 1.3 million to cover the legal costs of a protracted legal battle over a transgender students request to use a bathroom that aligned with his gender. Fifteen year old transgender school boy Gavin Grimm sued his school back in 2015 after the School Board ordered […]

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Switzerland set to vote on marriage equality laws in September

Switzerland set to vote on marriage equality laws in September

Switzerland will head to the polls in September to vote on marriage equality and polls are showing the YES option is significantly more popular. Tamedia, 64% of the population said they plan to vote in favour of accepting the government’s amendment to Switzerland’s civil code allowing same-sex marriage. The NO vote has just 34% of […]

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LGBTQI+ acceptance grows in Hungary despite anti-LGBTQI+ laws

LGBTQI+ acceptance grows in Hungary despite anti-LGBTQI+ laws

A new poll has shown most Hungarians support that young people hear about sexual and gender minorities despite the country’s anti-LGBTQIA+ ruling party. The representative poll – commissioned by Amnesty International Hungary and Háttér Society and conducted by polling agency Medián – found that 46% of the respondents personally know people in the LGBTQI community, […]

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Worth a Read: LGBTIQA+ news from around the internet

Worth a Read: LGBTIQA+ news from around the internet

The OUTinPerth team spend all day surfing the web looking for the latest news and stories to share. Here’s three recent stories from other outlets that are definitely worth a read. Steph Lentz was sacked this year for being gay. It was perfectly legal. The Sydney Morning herald shared the story of school teacher Steph […]

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Calls for Morrison Government to target LGBTIQ+ abuses in Chechnya

Calls for Morrison Government to target LGBTIQ+ abuses in Chechnya

The Victorian Pride Lobby has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that Australia will soon introduce Magnitsky-style sanctions, and have urged Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne to impose them on the people responsible for LGBTQ+ human rights abuses in Chechnya. The government’s new laws will allow targeted financial sanctions and travel bans to be imposed on […]

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Snickers pulls ad in Spain following accusations of homophobia

Snickers pulls ad in Spain following accusations of homophobia

Snickers promotional campaign ‘You’re not you when your hungry’ has been a great success in Australia, but the latest ad in the Spanish version of the campaign has been pulled amid accusations of homophobia. The campaign kicked off in 2010 with a Super Bowl ad featuring actor Betty White. In the United Kingdom Dame Joan […]

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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard announces her retirement

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard announces her retirement

Laurel Hubbard announced her retirement from weightlifting following her disappointing loss at the Tokyo Olympics. The New Zealander made history as one of the first transgender competitors in the Olympics, but she struggled to make the grade and was knocked out early in the competition. “Age has caught up with me. In fact if we’re […]

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Trans athletes Laurel Hubbard and Quinn make Olympic history

Trans athletes Laurel Hubbard and Quinn make Olympic history

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has made history as one of the first transgender athletes at the Olympics. Hubbard’s quest for Olympic gold has come to a sudden end though, she failed on all three of her snatch lifts, eliminating her before the clean and jerk round. As she did not have a successful lift in the […]

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