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Josh Cavallo voices his concerns about Soccer’s World Cup in Qatar

Josh Cavallo voices his concerns about Soccer’s World Cup in Qatar

Out and proud Australian soccer player Josh Cavallo has shared his concerns about soccer’s World Cup being held in Qatar. Homosexuality is illegal in the Middle Eastern country, and can see people jailed for three years. Muslim offenders face the death penalty under Sharia Law. The 22-year-old play shared that he has fears for his […]

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Theresa May calls for gender conversion practice ban

Theresa May calls for gender conversion practice ban

Former British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged currently leader Boris Johnson to include a ban on gender based conversion and suppression practices when considering proposed legislation. Back in March the British government signaled that it might completely drop plans to bring in laws banning conversion therapy practices. Following a public backlash the plan was […]

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Obergefell is concerned about marriage equality being overturned

Obergefell is concerned about marriage equality being overturned

Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case that allowed for marriage equality across the USA, has shared his concern that the law might be overturned in the wake of the Roe vs Wade decision. For almost 50 years abortion medical services have legal across the USA because of the Roe vs […]

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Texas Attorney General voices his support for criminalising homosexuality

Texas Attorney General voices his support for criminalising homosexuality

In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe vs Wade, which has given state lawmakers the power to ban abortion, there has been suggestions that some other landmark decisions may also be revisited. Ken Paxton, the Attorney General in Texas, has voiced his support for recriminalising homosexual acts, should the […]

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London Pride say police can only march out of uniform

London Pride say police can only march out of uniform

Uniformed police will not be welcomed to march in London’s Pride Parade later this month, with organisers stipulating that police may only take part if they are dressed in civilian clothes. The decision comes after LGBTIQA+ rights campaigns called on the police to be banned from the march over the “homophobic” handling of the investigation […]

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Russia: Basketballer Brittney Griner given trial date for drugs charges

Russia: Basketballer Brittney Griner given trial date for drugs charges

Russian authorities have set a trial date for detained US basketballer Brittney Griner. The 31-year-old player, who is a part of the LGBTIQA+ communities, was detained in Mid-February after Russian authorities alleged she had been found with vape cartridges contained hashish oil. The two-time Olympic gold medalist faces 10 years in prison if found guilty. […]

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Shooting in popular Norway gay venue is a suspected hate crime

Shooting in popular Norway gay venue is a suspected hate crime

Oslo’s Pride celebrations have been cancelled after a gunman left two people dead after a mass shooting incident in the city’s centre. Alongside the two deaths, 21 other people were injured in what police have described as an “extreme Islamic terror act”. One of the venues where the violent attacked occurred was the popular LGBTIQA+ […]

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US Supreme Court overturns Roe vs Wade triggering protests

US Supreme Court overturns Roe vs Wade triggering protests

The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs Wade, the legal decision that has allowed abortion to be legal in the United States since the 1970’s, has triggered a wave of protests across the country. On Friday the court delivered it’s 5-4 decision to overturn the landmark ruling made in 1973 that established a […]

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New artistic project extends ‘Words of Change’ beyond Pride in Singapore

New artistic project extends ‘Words of Change’ beyond Pride in Singapore

Pink Dot SG and Virtue APAC have partnered to launch an artistic collaboration project to turn messages of support into art pieces and drive conversations around LGBTQIA+ issues well beyond Pride month. Singapore’s annual gathering in support of LGBTQIA+ law reform drew thousands of people to Hong Lim Park earlier this month. Supporters of the […]

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Trans advocates warn against trans-exclusionary swimming policy

Trans advocates warn against trans-exclusionary swimming policy

Australian trans folks and LGBTIQ+ advocacy groups are calling on international swimming body FINA to place its new trans-exclusionary policy under review, urging Australian sporting bodies to proceed carefully as the new policy sets a harmful precedent, and warm of violations of human rights principles. Yesterday it was revealed that FINA members voted to change […]

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