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State-Sponsored Homophobia: 69 nations criminalise LGBTQI+ lives

State-Sponsored Homophobia: 69 nations criminalise LGBTQI+ lives

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA World) has updated their State-Sponsored Homophobia report, highlighting 69 UN member states who continue to criminalise same-sex activity. The annual report has analysed and delivered a worldwide survey of sexual orientation laws since 2006, with this year’s update researched and written by Lucas Ramón Mendos, together […]

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Research: Half of LGB teens experience homophobia in sport

Research: Half of LGB teens experience homophobia in sport

Two complementary studies released from Melbourne’s Monash University this week have taken a closer look at homophobia/biphobia and invisibility in sport. The world-first studies examine the lack of visible lesbian, gay and bisexual+ in sport, and the experiences of young LGB people who come out to their teammates. The first study, led by researchers Erik […]

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Perth Ola driver kicks gay couple out of car for touching

Perth Ola driver kicks gay couple out of car for touching

Ride-share company Ola has offered a public apology after one of their drivers kicked a gay couple in Perth out of the car for “breaking his rules”. Their offence? One half of the couple rested his hand on his partner’s leg, while the other rested his head on his boyfriend’s shoulder. When Anthony Price and […]

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Germany apologises for gay discrimination in the armed forces

Germany apologises for gay discrimination in the armed forces

Germany has formally apologised for decades of discrimination against gay people in their armed forces. The country changed its policy against gay people serving in 2000. A study commissioned the defence ministry found that there was systematic discrimination in the Bundeswehr – the military of West Germany and since 1990 of reunited Germany from 1955 […]

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Research shows Pride Cup cuts down homophobic language in sport

Research shows Pride Cup cuts down homophobic language in sport

New research analysing the effective of Pride Cups in sporting codes has found that it significantly reduces the amount of homophobic language being used, but researchers have also found anti-LGBTI attitudes remain prevalent in community sport. Individuals at nearly half of Australian sporting clubs involved in a new Monash University and VicHealth study still believe […]

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Turkey’s President vilifies LGBTIQ+ community in public speech

Turkey’s President vilifies LGBTIQ+ community in public speech

The President of Turkey has leapt to the defence of the head of the nation’s Red Crescent (Red Cross) organisation, doubling down on homophobic comments in a public speech. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has shown his support for Turkish Red Crescent leader Kerem Kinik, who launched a public tirade against LGBTIQ+ communities and Pride Month on […]

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Homophobic slurs and Nazi symbols sprayed on Melbourne golf course

Homophobic slurs and Nazi symbols sprayed on Melbourne golf course

Melbourne’s Cranbourne Golf Club have asked police to investigate anti-gay and antisemitic graffiti found on the greens last week. The words “golf fag’s” [sic] and a collection of swastikas were found sprayed in black paint on the fourth green of the golf course on Wednesday 21st May, as highlighted by The Age. Cranbourne Golf Club, formed […]

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Binary challenged to release full survey

Binary challenged to release full survey

Anti-transgender organisation Binary has been challenged to release the full details of their survey which they claim shows Australian parents are overwhelmingly opposed to their children learning about the experiences of people who are transgender. The Australian newspaper published the results of the poll on the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and […]

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Indonesian bill calls for LGBTI people to report for “rehabilitation”

Indonesian bill calls for LGBTI people to report for “rehabilitation”

LGBTI rights activists have expressed alarm at a bill being considered by the Indonesian parliament. The proposal calls for LGBT people to report to authorities for rehabilitation. A draft “family resilience” bill has been proposed by members of the House of Representatives of Indonesia. The draft law defines homosexuality as a deviance which poses a […]

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Switzerland says yes to discrimination protections for LGBTIQ+ people

Switzerland says yes to discrimination protections for LGBTIQ+ people

LGBTIQ+ communities in Switzerland are celebrating the success of a referendum to update anti-discrimination laws to cover discrimination on the basis of sexuality. In a public vote over the weekend, over 63% of voters marked their ballots in favour of the amendment to current laws, which previously protected citizens from discrimination on the basic of […]

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