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TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication

TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication

Concerns over the details of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) have risen as New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has confirmed the deal would extend patents on many medications. “The government will have to pay for the original drug rather than the generic for a little bit longer,” Mr Key said, according to gaynz.com. […]

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The Cat Café is coming

The Cat Café is coming

Perth is set to get a new animal experience with plans to open a Cat Café in the inner city area in the very near future. “The Cat Café’s started in Tokyo and then Paris and New York and one recently opened in Melbourne. We went and visited that one and thought if this phenomenon […]

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Japan: LGBT community takes steps towards marriage equality

Japan: LGBT community takes steps towards marriage equality

Members of Japan’s LGBTIQ community have taken preliminary steps towards legal action and legislative change of discriminatory marriage law. According to The Japan Times, 455 LGBT signatories have signed a petition which posits that Japan is denying human rights by not allowing same-sex marriage. The document was filed with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations […]

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World News

World News

UGANDA New Anti-Gay Bill Proposed Homosexuality is punishable by prison sentences in Uganda, in some cases for life. Promoting homosexuality is also illegal in the country. A new bill has been proposed that would forbid foreign non-government organisations from promoting homosexuality. This would mean that organiSations that assist LGBTI people would be operating illegally. Critics […]

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World’s Oldest Person Turns 116

World’s Oldest Person Turns 116

March 5th marks the 116th birthday of Misao Okawa of Japan, who is officially the world’s oldest known person. Okawa was born in 1898, and is one of only five living people who were born in the 19th century, all of which are women. Okawa has had three children, two of which are alive and […]

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The Alternative Gay Destinations

The Alternative Gay Destinations

Whenever we think of gay-friendly holiday destinations we tend to automatically drift to destinations like London, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Cape Town…  the list goes on! For those of you that want to go somewhere alternative that still offers a vibrant (but lesser known) gay scene, here are some ideas. Osaka, Japan With an […]

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Trans* Model Makes Waves in Japan

Trans* Model Makes Waves in Japan

  A recent Toyota commercial that uses an androgynous transgender model to promote the 2013 Toyota Auris (Corolla) has faced a massive backlash by transphobic people in Japan. What looks like a female model is shown strutting towards the car, shedding clothes along the way, the model reaches the car in just a bikini bottom. […]

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