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Muslims for Marriage Equality launch Yes campaign

Muslims for Marriage Equality launch Yes campaign

A new organisation has emerged on Facebook, encouraging Muslims who support marriage equality to come together and work towards a ‘Yes’ in the upcoming postal vote. Muslims for Marriage Equality was formed by LGBTI+ activist and former educator at the AIDS Council of New South Wales, Fahad Ali. “There is a diversity in belief and […]

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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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Indonesian men will receive 85 lashes for gay sex

Indonesian men will receive 85 lashes for gay sex

Two men in Indonesia’s Aceh province will receive 85 lashes for engaging in gay sex. The punishment, which has been issued under the region’s Sharia law that was implemented two years ago, is 5 more lashes than the prosecution had even asked for. The maximum sentence is 100 lashes. “The defendants are proven to have […]

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Reports: Gay men being detained and killed in The Chechen Republic

A spokesperson for Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic, has dismissed a report in a Russian newspaper that claims authorities in the country are rounding up and killing gay men. Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta has published an article claiming that over 100 men had disappeared off the streets of Chechnya, including several television journalists. The […]

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Michelle Bachman says Gays, Blacks and Islamic Terrorists are conspiring

Michelle Bachman, the former US Congresswoman and adviser to President Donald Trump claims that gays, the Black Lives Matter movement and radical Islamic supremacists are conspiring to destroy America. Bachman made the accusation during an interview with World Net Daily. Commentating on a story about non-Muslim women wearing headscarves during recent protests, the conservative commentator […]

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PM says he regrets inviting homophobic preacher to dinner

PM says he regrets inviting homophobic preacher to dinner

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed his regret that he invited an Islamic preacher who has made homophobic comments to dinner last night. The PM has declared he was unaware that Sheik Shady Al-Suleiman had previously described HIV has being a divine punishment to gay people in a video filmed in 2013. Al-Suleiman dined with […]

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Sir Ian McKellen to shine a light on Muslim drag performers in UK doco

Sir Ian McKellen to shine a light on Muslim drag performers in UK doco

Out and proud thespian Sir Ian McKellen has been cast to narrate a Channel 4 documentary that highlights the lives of Muslim drag queens. Pinknews.co.uk have reported that the British TV station released today it would air the aptly titled ‘Muslim Drag Queens’ in the UK, delving deeper into the lives of the LGBTIQ Asian community […]

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Review: Once We Were Kings

Review: Once We Were Kings

‘Once We Were Kings’ is a new theatrical offering from Third Culture Kids is an exploration of life being Muslim, queer and how these identities intersect with modern Australia. The show features a series of vignettes of characters sharing their personal stories about family, identity, love and culture. Much of the show is made up […]

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Once We Were Kings: A Majesty to Behold

Once We Were Kings: A Majesty to Behold

One of the exciting new works coming to The Blue Room Theatre this season is ‘Once We Were Kings’, an exploration of identity from theatre company Third Culture Kids. Director Mustafa Al Mahdi spoke to us about the play’s extensive development and collaborative approach. ‘Once We Were Kings’ draws inspiration from fantasy and real life […]

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‘Charlie Hebdo’ Magazine Published Gay Kiss

‘Charlie Hebdo’ Magazine Published Gay Kiss

In Paris yesterday afternoon the office of a satirical magazine, ‘Charlie Hebdo’, was stormed by armed attackers. Reports are currently stating that the attack left twelve people dead and eleven injured. The fatalities include the magazine’s editor, eight journalists and two policeman. French President Francois Hollande declared Thursday a day of national mourning, stating that […]

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