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Trump says he will oversee the end of the AIDS epidemic in America

Trump says he will oversee the end of the AIDS epidemic in America

US President Donald Trump has declared America is on the way to seeing the end of the AIDS epidemic, and cures for cancers – during a campaign rally in Cincinnati. “The things we’re doing in our country today, there’s never been anything like it,” Trump said at a rally in Cincinnati. “We will be ending […]

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Polish archbishop warns of “rainbow plague” sweeping the country

Polish archbishop warns of “rainbow plague” sweeping the country

The Archbishop of Krakow, Marek Jedraszewski, has warned parishioners Poland is in danger because of a “rainbow plague” sweeping the country. In a sermon given to mark the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw uprising by Polish resistance fighters against Nazi occupation, the Catholic Archbishop said the country was now facing a threat from a “rainbow plague” […]

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Gay Star News publishers suggest brands should stop being tokenistic

Gay Star News publishers suggest brands should stop being tokenistic

The founders of new site Gay Star News, Tris Reid-Smith and Scott Nunn, say they are devastated that the popular news site has been forced to close due to a downturn in business. News of the site’s impending closure broke across Twitter yesterday, and while the publication’s founders would have preferred to break the news themselves, they […]

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Website Gay Star News to close leaving 20 staff unemployed

Website Gay Star News to close leaving 20 staff unemployed

News website Gay Star News will reportedly cease trading tomorrow and will close down, leaving up to 20 staff without jobs. The website that reports of LGBTIQ news from a global perspective and has been in operation for seven years. The news was broken by the BBC’s LGBT correspondent Ben Hunte. Hunte said staff had […]

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Bishop claims gay people are a result of women enjoying anal sex

Bishop claims gay people are a result of women enjoying anal sex

Over the years we heard religious leaders and politicians come up with a wide range of reasons they believe LGBTIQ+ people exist ranging from chemicals in the water to eating too many instant noodles. Church of Cyprus bishop Neophytos Masouras has been ridiculed after sharing his thinking on how gay people are created. Speaking to […]

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Court recognises first same-sex marriage in Bulgaria

Court recognises first same-sex marriage in Bulgaria

A Bulgarian court has recognised a same-sex marriage for the first time in the European nation. Australian Kristina Palma and Mariama Dialo married in Dialo’s home country of France, which allowed Palma to work and live in the European Union after marrying an EU citizen. Bulgarian officials denied Palma’s application to live in Bulgaria back […]

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Do LGBT asylum seekers need to look and act queer?

Do LGBT asylum seekers need to look and act queer?

  LGBTQI+ Muslims seeking asylum are more successful if they speak, dress and act in accordance with Western notions of homosexuality, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, found that LGBTQI+ asylum applicants reported they were often expected to be “flamboyant” and “outspoken” in their asylum interview, […]

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Russian activist found dead after being named on anti-LGBTIQ+ website

Russian activist found dead after being named on anti-LGBTIQ+ website

A woman found dead in St Petersburg on the weekend has been identified as Yelena Grigoryeva, a prominent LGBTIQ+ activist in Russia. Though officials have not revealed the identify of the deceased, LGBTIQ+ activists and local media outlets have named Grigoryeva and noted she was sent a number of death threats ahead of being found. […]

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Puerto Rico governor may be impeached over homophobic comments

The governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello may be facing impeachment proceedings after recent leaks exposed pages of private messages exposing discriminatory messages. Last week the Centre for Investigative Journalism leaked almost 900 pages of messages between Governor Rossello and others, including homophobic slurs against San Juan superstar Ricky Martin. Puerto Ricans have been protesting […]

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Japan’s first gay MP sets sights on marriage equality

Japan’s first gay MP sets sights on marriage equality

Japan’s upper house elections have delivered the first gay man a seat in the nation’s federal parliament. Taiga Ishikawa won a seat in the House of Councillors in this week’s elections. The former LGBTIQ+ activist is the second to enter parliament, following the election of Kanako Otsuji to the lower house in 2017. Both Otsuji […]

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