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British media slammed for sensationalist HIV/AIDS headlines

British media slammed for sensationalist HIV/AIDS headlines

British newspapers The Sun and The Daily Mail have been slammed for using inaccurate headlines about people living with HIV. The Sun shared the story of HIV activist Sasha Goodman and her husband Jay Hart. The couple’s story highlights how people can successfully live in serodiscordant relationships without any risk of the other partner being exposed to […]

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Worth a Read: Five great stories from around the web

Worth a Read: Five great stories from around the web

Here at OUTinPerth we’re continually looking for great stories to share, here’s five stories from around the globe we thought we worth sharing. Looking back on the making of The Broken Hearts Club Director Greg Berlanti had huge success with his film Love Simon, but it’s not his first LGBTI themed movie. His debut feature The Broken Hearts […]

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Calls for US lawmaker to resign for calling LGBTI people terrorists

Calls for US lawmaker to resign for calling LGBTI people terrorists

There are calls for a politician in West Virginia USA to resign after he compared LGBTI people to the Ku Klux Klan and said they were terrorists. Eric Porterfield, a Republican representative in Mercer County, said he was being terrorised by the LGBTI community because of comments he’d made during a committee hearing. His comments […]

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Indonesian gay comic ‘Alpantuni’ disappears from Instagram

Indonesian gay comic ‘Alpantuni’ disappears from Instagram

An Indonesian comic which illustrated what it’s like to be gay and Muslim is the country has disappeared from Instagram. Alpantuni had developed a strong following online and explored controversial topics. The comic’s storylines including themes of homophobia and religion. The online comic disappeared after the government declared it was pornographic. In local media a government […]

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Cricketer Shannon Gabriel banned for four one day internationals

Cricketer Shannon Gabriel banned for four one day internationals

West Indies cricketer Shannon Gabriel has been banned from playing the first four one day international matches against England. Gabriel accepted the International Cricket Council’s charge of using inappropriate language during the third test against England in St Lucia. The television cameras did not pickup what language Gabriel used, but they did hear the reaction […]

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England’s cricket captain Joe Root praised for calling out homophobic slur

England’s cricket captain Joe Root praised for calling out homophobic slur

English cricket captain Joe Root is receiving widespread praise for calling out homophobia in sport. The TV camera’s didn’t pick up an allegedly homophobic slur deployed by West Indian bowler Shannon Gabriel, but they did capture Root responding saying “”Don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being gay.” Gabriel was later charged […]

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Millions of private photos from dating app may have become public

Millions of private photos from dating app may have become public

Dating app Jack’d may have allowed millions of photographs from users to become public due due to a flaw in their systems. The BBC have reported that a researcher made company aware of the risks people’s privacy over a year ago but it seems little was done to correct the problem until the issue was […]

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Berlin’s monument to gay victims of the Holocaust vandalised

Berlin’s monument to gay victims of the Holocaust vandalised

Berlin’s memorial to homosexual people killed during the Holocaust has been vandalised. Local magazine Monopol reported that the structure had been vandalised with black paint with a political message being painted on the structure. The monument has been repeatedly damaged in recent times. Police are investigating the incident. The Memorial to Homosexuals persecuted under Nazism […]

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Dating app Scruff bans images of underwear and swimwear

Popular gay dating app Scruff has banned users from uploading profile images that show them wearing underwear or swimwear. The move to more conservative images comes after the app was banned from being sold in the Google Play store because of the types of images found amongst its users. CEO Eric Silverberg posted to the […]

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Actor Jussie Smollett attacked in racist and homophobic crime

Actor Jussie Smollett attacked in racist and homophobic crime

Actor Jussie Smollett has been attacked in a shocking crime which allegedly saw the perpetrators using homophobic and racist slurs. The star of the TV show Empire was in Chicago when he was assaulted by two men who used racists and homophobic slurs before placing a noose around the actor’s neck. Police have confirmed that two men […]

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