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New Zealand’s transgender health body supports AusPATH position

New Zealand’s transgender health body supports AusPATH position

New Zealand’s professional body for transgender health care have voiced their support for their Australian counterparts. The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) committee said they supported the work of medical professionals working in transgender healthcare in Australia. The PATHA committee said they wanted to express their collegial and professional support for those working professionally […]

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Woman who shouted abuse at Pride Parade has been sentenced

Woman who shouted abuse at Pride Parade has been sentenced

A British woman who shouted abuse at a Pride Parade in East London earlier this year has been sentenced in a British court. Footage of the woman, who was dressed in an Islamic Nikab, was seen around the world. The vision captured her shouting abuse at the Walthamstow Forrest Pride Parade. Jamila Choudry, who lives […]

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24 months jail for American who leaked HIV details of Singaporeans

24 months jail for American who leaked HIV details of Singaporeans

An American man who leaked the private medical records of 14,000 Singaporeans has been sentenced to two years imprisonment in a US jail. Mikhy Farrera-Brochez, a 34-year-old man originally from Kentucky, was found guilty in June of threatening the Singapore government when he published the medical records of people who had been treated for HIV […]

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Creatable World: Mattel releases first line of gender neutral dolls

Creatable World: Mattel releases first line of gender neutral dolls

Barbie creators Mattel have announced their first range of gender neutral dolls. Creatable World gives youngsters a blank canvas to create their own character, with over 100 different combinations of hair, clothes and accessories. “In our world, dolls are as limitless as the kids who play with them,” the Creatable World ad announces. “A doll line designed […]

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New challenge to Singapore’s laws against homosexuality launched

New challenge to Singapore’s laws against homosexuality launched

A new challenge has been launched against Singapore’s colonial era laws against male gay sexual activities. The new challenge was launched by retired medical doctor Roy Tan. Dr Tan, a 61-year-old retiree argues the law is unconstitutional. “I am eager to see this archaic law, which has no place in modern society, struck down,” Tan […]

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Merriam-Webster dictionary adds ‘they’ as a pronoun

Merriam-Webster dictionary adds ‘they’ as a pronoun

The Merriam-Webster dictionary has updated the description of the word ‘they’ to include it being used as a pronoun for non-binary people. The dictionary acknowledges that there has been a lot of debate about the use of the word, but also notes that it has been used regularly as a pronoun since the 1950’s and […]

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Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, dead at 95

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, dead at 95

Robert Mugabe who led Zimbabwe from the end of its colonial period until 2017 has died aged 95. The former leader had spent the last several months of his life in a Singaporean hospital. He was overthrown by the army in 2017 ending his decades long run as the leader of the African nation. Mugabe […]

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Bermuda celebrates with first ever Pride parade in Hamilton

Bermuda celebrates with first ever Pride parade in Hamilton

The island territory of Bermuda has held their first ever Pride parade over the weekend. The capital city of Hamilton was lined with rainbows as an estimated 6,000 participants took to the streets to celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community. Organisers told Bermudian publication The Royal Gazette that there was overwhelming support for the debut event. “This is […]

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Survey shows decrease in anti-LGBTI+ attitudes in Nigeria

A new survey conducted by Vivid Rain in conjunction with The Initiative for Equal Rights has shown a gradual increase in acceptance of LGBTIQ+ people in Nigeria. The biennial series was carried out across Nigeria’s 36 states in an attempt to understand how Nigerians view LGBTIQ+ issues in the nation. “Although Nigerians have consistently shown […]

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Report shows increase in anti-LGBTIQ+ violence during Stonewall 50th

Report shows increase in anti-LGBTIQ+ violence during Stonewall 50th

A new report out of the US has highlighted an increase in violence against the LGBTIQ+ community as the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots earlier this year. Pride and Pain: A Snapshot of Anti-LGBTIQ Hate and Violence during Pride Season 2019 was released by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, monitoring […]

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