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French adoption official under fire for homophobic comments

French adoption official under fire for homophobic comments

A high-ranking member of France’s adoption service has said that gay couples are less likely to be considered as potential parents. The Local have reported that the head of Seine-Maritime’s adoption service in Normandy, Pascale Lemare, told a local radio station that same-gender couples are less likely to meet the organisation’s criteria. “There are parents […]

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Beijing film festival pulls Call Me By Your Name from line up

Beijing film festival pulls Call Me By Your Name from line up

Oscar-winning film Call Me By Your Name has been removed from the Beijing International Film Festival’s schedule ahead of its April run. The film picked up the Best Adapted Screenplay statue at 2018 The Academy Awards, it was also nominated for Best Picture, and Timothée Chalamet was in the running for the Best Actor award. Reuters have […]

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First trans newsreader in Pakistan makes history

First trans newsreader in Pakistan makes history

Marvia Malik has made her television debut last week as the first out transgender newsreader on Pakistani television. Malik is the newest addition to Pakistan’s Kohenoor network, and says she has been overwhelmed with support from around the world since her first appearance on screen. “I got a lot of appreciation from those associated with […]

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US anti-LGBT group to transform gay bar into church

US anti-LGBT group to transform gay bar into church

A far-right Christian group has purchased a gay bar in the United States to establish a new church in Ohio. In January the Greater Toledo House of Prayer purchased Bretz Nightclub, one of Ohio’s longest running LGBTI spaces for a new venue for the International House of Prayer. Citizens of Toeldo, Ohio have raised concerns […]

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Tony Abbott to speak against marriage equality in USA

Tony Abbott to speak against marriage equality in USA

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is scheduled to deliver a speech to an anti-LGBTI group in the USA later this month. The Australian Financial Review have reported that the high-profile No campaigner will be making his second guest appearance in two years for the Alliance Defending Freedom. The ADF are a Christian group founded in […]

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Federal US court rules against trans discrimination in landmark case

Federal US court rules against trans discrimination in landmark case

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled in favour of a young transgender student’s right to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender in a high-profile case. The court, which presides over the states of Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, found that the Kenosha Unified School District could not prevent trans student […]

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Dutch politicians hold hands in public to combat homophobia

Dutch politicians hold hands in public to combat homophobia

Straight male members of parliament in the Netherlands are publicly holding hands in response to a homophobic attack. Last week, two gay teenagers were hospitalised after being abused and attacked in the city of Arnhem. Arrests have been made since the incident, including a 14-year-old boy. The hashtag #allemannenhandinhand (all men hand-in-hand) has taken off […]

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The Walking Dead star comes out as gay after being mistaken as straight

Model and The Walking Dead star Daniel Newman has come out as gay in an emotional video and posts on his social media accounts. At 36, the star has publicly addressed his sexual orientation for the first time, revealing he has felt pressure in the screen industry to stay in the closet. Speaking in a Facebook video, […]

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San Francisco launches world’s first Transgender district

San Francisco launches world’s first Transgender district

The City of San Francisco have created a district to act as a hub for Transgender, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people – the first legally recognised district of its kind in the world. Compton’s TLGB District occupies six blocks in the southeastern section of the city known as the Tenderloin. Within the Tenderloin, Compton’s Cafeteria […]

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Brazilian teenager murdered by mother for being gay

Brazilian teenager murdered by mother for being gay

A mother in Brazil has been arrested for the murder of her 17-year-old son late last year. Reports from the South American nation state that Tatiana Lozano Pereira coaxed her son Itaberli Lozano into a trap, hiring two young men to brutally attack the 17-year-old. Sources say the 18 & 19-year-old’s beat Itaberli as per his […]

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