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Indonesian religious leader calls for Starbucks boycott

Indonesian religious leader calls for Starbucks boycott

An Indonesian religious leader has called for a boycott of coffee purveyor Starbucks because the organisation supports LGBT rights. A group in neighbouring country Malaysia has responded to the call, and demanded that the Malaysian government also take action to stop the company operating. Anwar Abbas, the leader of Muhammadiyah, a group in Indonesia that […]

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Tracy Morgan and Belinda Carlisle condemn Mississippi’s anti-gay law

Tracy Morgan and Belinda Carlisle condemn Mississippi’s anti-gay law

Comedian Tracy Morgan and singer Belinda Carlisle have joined the rising number of celebrities taking a stand against anti-LGBT laws in the USA. Morgan, a former ‘Saturday Night Live’ player, has cancelled all stand-up performances in Mississippi in response to a new law that allows discrimination against LGBTI people based on religious belief or moral conviction. […]

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Major LGBTI business groups call for Telstra boycott

Major LGBTI business groups call for Telstra boycott

Three of Australia’s queer business associations have released a statement calling for the LGBTI community to withdraw business from Telstra. The call comes as Telstra rescinded public support for Australian Marriage Equality, reportedly due to pressure from the Catholic Church. Brisbane Gay and Lesbian Business Network (GLBN), Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise […]

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Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina shows

Springsteen cancels North Carolina show in protest over state’s anti-LGBT laws Rock star Bruce Springsteen has cancelled his show in North Carolina as a protest against the state’s new anti-LGBTIQ laws. On his website ‘The Boss’ posted a notice stating that the cancellation of Sunday night’s show was due to the state’s new laws. “As […]

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‘Wicked’ composer boycotts North Carolina

‘Wicked’ composer boycotts North Carolina

The Wizard of Oz’s spiritual companion musical ‘Wicked’ will no longer be performed in North Carolina as composer Stephen Schwartz moves to boycott the state over new anti-LGBT laws. The new law signed by Governor Pat McCrory allows for LGBTIQ people to be fired, refused service or evicted on the basis of their sexual orientation, […]

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Dolce and Gabbana Respond to Elton John Boycott

Dolce and Gabbana Respond to Elton John Boycott

Fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana have responded to singer Elton John’s call for a boycott of the brand. Domenico Dolce sparked controversy with comments he made regarding reproduction in an interview with Panorama magazine. “You are born and you have a father and a mother,” he said. “Or at least that’s the way it should […]

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Sophie Ellis Bextor Explains Why She Won’t Boycott Russia

Sophie Ellis Bextor Explains Why She Won’t Boycott Russia

British disco singer Sophie Ellis Bextor explained why she wouldn’t boycott Russia in an interview with The Independent. The ‘Murder on the Dance Floor’ songstress said she felt that doing so would abandon her gay fans in the country. “I go a couple of times every year at least, sometimes way more than that. I’ve […]

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Brunei Confirms ‘Stone the Gays’ Law

Brunei Confirms ‘Stone the Gays’ Law

The Sultan of Brunei has confirmed that the country will be phasing in its new penal code that includes capital punishment, in some cases death by stoning, for acts including gay sex. The laws were planned to come into effect on April 22nd, but were postponed after they attracted widespread controversy and comments of concern […]

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Stoli Vodka Asks LGBT Community To Stick With Them

Stoli Vodka Asks LGBT Community To Stick With Them

Val Mendeleev, the CEO of the SPI Group, the makers of Stolichnaya Vodka has asked the LGBT community around the world to continue buying the vodka despite the Russian Government’s introduction of harsh anti-gay propaganda laws. The CEO’s pleas comes as LGBT bars began removing Russian Vodka’s from their bars in protest to the new […]

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