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Fashion tycoon Pierre Bergé dies aged 86

Fashion tycoon Pierre Bergé dies aged 86

Fashion tycoon Pierre Bergé has died aged 86. Alongside his late partner fashion designer Yves St Laurent, Bergé created the St Laurent fashion house, he was the brains by the successful business operation, while St Laurent was the creative force. His death was announced by his charity foundation, who said that he passed away in his […]

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WA AIDS Council CEO Andrew Burry passes away

WA AIDS Council CEO Andrew Burry passes away

Andrew Burry, the Chief Executive of the WA AIDS Council has passed away. Andrew suffered a suspected heart attack while on holiday in Taiwan. In a statement the WA AIDS Council said the news came as a shock and it was with great sadness they announced their leader’s passing. “Andrew served as CEO at the […]

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Psychotherapist who coined the word ‘homophobia’ dies

Psychotherapist who coined the word ‘homophobia’ dies

Dr George Weinberg, the psychotherapist who first coined the word ‘homophobia’ died this week aged 87. Weinberg’s wife Diane Rowe confirmed the news to the New York Times. Weinberg first came up with the phrase for people who have an irrational fear or resentment of homosexual people in 1965. Dr Weinberg first suggested the existence […]

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George Michael’s post-mortem inconclusive

George Michael’s post-mortem inconclusive

British police have announced a post-mortem examination of the body of singer George Michael has come back with “inconclusive” results. An investigation into the celebrity’s death will continue with toxicology tests expected to take several weeks. Police have restated that they consider the singer’s death to be unexpected but not suspicious. The inconclusive results come […]

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George Michael dies aged 53

George Michael dies aged 53

Singer George Michael has passed away aged 53. The news was announced by the singer’s publicist who said Michael passed away peacefully at home on Christmas Day. In a statement the publicist said; “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the […]

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Playwright Edward Albee dies aged 88

Playwright Edward Albee dies aged 88

Acclaimed playwright Edward Albee has died aged 88. The American author achieved worldwide success with is play Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf? Albee passed away in Montauk, New York after a short illness. His works were considered to be a significant part of American theatre in the post war period. He was award the Pulitzer […]

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Protests in Istanbul over murder of trans woman Hande Kader

Protests in Istanbul over murder of trans woman Hande Kader

Hundreds have rallied in the Turkish capital of Istanbul in response to the horrific murder of LGBTIQ+ activist Hande Kader. Kader, an advocate for the LGBTIQ+ community and the rights of sex workers, was found dead earlier this month in the Istanbul suburb of Zekeriyakoy. It has been reported that Kader was raped and mutilated before […]

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Serious reading: We are all going to die

We’re All Going to Die by Leah Kaminsky Harper Collins It is only in relatively recent years that death has not been an integral part of our life. Nowadays, people in developed countries usually die in hospitals or hospices rather than in the home or on the streets. It seems that the only people who […]

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Game of Thrones’ Eugene Simon is keeping the faith

There’s a extra risk involved with interviewing an actor from the TV juggernaut ‘Game of Thrones’. You can’t be sure their character will still be breathing by the time you publish the interview. Chatting to actor Eugene Simon, who plays Lancel Lannister in the show, I suggest maybe we should do two takes on the […]

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Milo Tosser: New game lets you play as ISIS; kill gay men

Milo Tosser: New game lets you play as ISIS; kill gay men

Milo Tosser has players execute gay men A new video game out of the US allows players to act as members of extremist group ISIS, hurling gay men from the roof of a building for points. The militant group treat homosexuality as a crime, punishable by death. Dozens of gay and bisexual men have been murdered by militants […]

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