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Tchaikovsky’s romantic gay love letters revealed

Tchaikovsky’s romantic gay love letters revealed

A new volume of letters written by famous Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky includes letters that reveal his homosexuality. Previous volumes of his letters had excluded correspondence that contained revelations about his homosexuality. It is the first time the letters have been published in English or Russian. The composer who wrote some of the most […]

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Gay men in Queensland can now have historical convictions removed

Gay men in Queensland can now have historical convictions removed

Gay men who were convicted of homosexual offences in Queensland, prior to the laws being changed in the 1990’s, will be able to have their convictions removed under new legislation passed by the state’s government. Queensland follows New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia in passing a law that acknowledges that the actions of previous […]

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Bob Katter wants gay people to stop calling themselves gay

Bob Katter wants gay people to stop calling themselves gay

Independent MP Bob Katter wants gay people to stop using the word gay. Appearing on Sky News last night Katter accused the LGBTI+ community of stealing “the most beautiful word in the English language” and warned that the word marriage was next to be captured. A furious Katter said the word ‘gay’ was one of […]

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Mass arrests in Nigeria for ‘homosexual acts’

Mass arrests in Nigeria for ‘homosexual acts’

Nigerian media have reported that over 40 men have been arrested for participating in homosexual activity. The arrests were made over the weekend. A hotel in the Lagos state was cordoned off while police investigated the people inside. In Nigeria homosexuality is punishable by 14 year imprisonment. While anyone caught showing same-sex affection in public, […]

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Leo Varadkar will be the next Prime Minister of Ireland

Leo Varadkar will be the next Prime Minister of Ireland

Leo Varadkar is set to become the next Prime Minister of Ireland after his party Fine Gael elected him to be the successor to Edna Kenny. Varadkar will be Ireland’s first Prime Minister who is gay, and the fourth head of state who is known to be same sex attracted. As political commentators had predicted, […]

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‘The Pass’ and ‘Moonlight’ score BAFTA nominations

‘The Pass’ and ‘Moonlight’ score BAFTA nominations

Queer themed films ‘The Pass’ and ‘Moonlight’ have both scored nominations at the BAFTAs. The British Academy of Film and Television Awards are seen as an indicator of which films might fare well at the Academy Awards. ‘Moonlight’ hot off it’s win for Best Drama Picture at the Golden Globes picked up four nominations. It’s […]

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Head Scratch: The things people say

Head Scratch: The things people say

Every now and then, all to often, we stumble across stories that just leaving us scratching our heads in amazement. Here some recent stories that have left us asking “Are you serious!” Marriage Equality will lead to people marrying robots A report in an Indian newspaper The Deccan Post suggests that since the world has […]

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First taste of Dan Gillespie-Sells’ new musical

Singer-songwriter Dan Gillespie-Sells has a new musical that’s about to open in the UK and the first tune released from the project features the wonderful Betty Boo! The British singer songwriter is best known for being the front-man of the band The Feeling. Over the last few years he’s also written songs for Sophie Ellis-Bextor, […]

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African states move to suspend UN LGBT expert

African states move to suspend UN LGBT expert

A group of African Nations is hoping to overturn a decision by the United Nations to appoint a special investigator to look into abuses of LGBTI people across the globe. Vitit Muntarbhorn, a respected law professor from Thailand has been appointed to the role. The coalition of African nations is arguing that the UN should […]

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Polls show Australians don’t want a plebiscite

Polls show Australians don’t want a plebiscite

The chances of the Labor party offering the coalition’s plebiscite plan a last minute life line seem increasingly unlikely as a new poll shows there is little public support. The Canberra Times has reported that a new poll of almost 3000 people has revealed that two thirds of those survey think the issue should be decided […]

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