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Istanbul’s Pride march is banned just one day before the event

Istanbul’s Pride march is banned just one day before the event

Istanbul’s Pride celebrations have been cancelled for the third year in a row. The city’s governor cancelled the celebrations which were due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group. The ultra-nationalist Alperen Hearths group had threatened to stop the march if authorities did not cancel it. […]

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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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European Court decrees same-sex partnerships are human right

European Court decrees same-sex partnerships are human right

The European Court of Human Rights have ruled that all signatories of the European Convention on Human Rights should legally recognise same-sex relationships as a human right. ‘Oliary and Others v. Italy’ saw three same-sex couples bring a case against the Italian government, which remains the last country in Western Europe to legally recognise same-sex […]

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Austrian National Assembly vote against marriage equality

Austrian National Assembly vote against marriage equality

Just 2 days before the launch of Vienna Pride, the National Assembly of Austria voted against a proposed resolution to grant homosexual couples “the human right of equal marriage”. Just 26 representatives voted for the legislation, with the remaining 110 members of government voting against. The Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) spoke openly at […]

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Russia to Make ‘Straight’ Eurovision?

Russia to Make ‘Straight’ Eurovision?

After the outrage Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win sparked in Russia, the country is reportedly considering pulling out of Eurovision altogether and forming its own ‘straight’ rival song contest. Valery Rashkin, deputy leader of Russia’s Communist party suggested the country pull out of the competition following the drag artist’s win, and that it should make its […]

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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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Burma First Public Gay Wedding Takes Place Although gay marriage is not strictly legal in Burma, that doesn’t stop some couples from making a symbolic commitment. Two Burmese men Tin Ko Ko and Myo Min Htet did so in a public ceremony in an upmarket Yangon hotel which reportedly included many of the traditions and […]

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