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Karine Jean-Pierre makes history as she is appointed White House Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre makes history as she is appointed White House Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre makes history this week as she takes over as White House Press Secretary. Jean-Pierre is the first Black woman, and the first openly gay person, to hold the high profile role. The White House Press Secretary is one of the most recognisable faces of the US government, fronting the media on an almost […]

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European court won’t hear long running ‘gay cake’ case

European court won’t hear long running ‘gay cake’ case

The European Court of Human Rights has refused to hear a case centered around an activist who wanted a baker to create a cake with a pro-marriage equality message. The court said it could not hear the case brough by activist Gareth Lee because he had not yet exhausted all domestic remedies for dealing with […]

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There could be more LGBT people in the USA than previously thought

There could be more LGBT people in the USA than previously thought

There could be twice as many LGBT people living in the United States than previously thought according to a new report from The Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The report which was released this week analysed answers data from the US Census Bureau. It says that around eight per cent of people who answered it’s Household […]

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LGBTQI+ acceptance grows in Hungary despite anti-LGBTQI+ laws

LGBTQI+ acceptance grows in Hungary despite anti-LGBTQI+ laws

A new poll has shown most Hungarians support that young people hear about sexual and gender minorities despite the country’s anti-LGBTQIA+ ruling party. The representative poll – commissioned by Amnesty International Hungary and Háttér Society and conducted by polling agency Medián – found that 46% of the respondents personally know people in the LGBTQI community, […]

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World News: What’s happening in LGBTI rights around the globe

World News: What’s happening in LGBTI rights around the globe

Calls for Japan to bring in anti-discrimination laws ahead of Tokyo Olympics Human Rights Watch have highlighted that Japan is one of the few democratic countries that has no anti-discrimination laws on the basis of gender, sexuality, or race. Rights advocates have highlighted that while the delayed Summer Olympic Games promote the theme of “unity in […]

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Aspiring politician apologises for incorrectly naming LGBT youth as gunman

An aspiring politician in Arizona has apologised for incorrectly naming a gay youth leader as the alleged perpetrator of multiple shootings. Scott Weinberg is running for a seat on the Kyrene School District governing board. The Kyrene School District operates a number of elementary and middle schools in Tempe, Chandler, and Ahwatukee, Arizona. On Wednesday a […]

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Parliament of Angola votes to decriminalise homosexuality

Parliament of Angola votes to decriminalise homosexuality

The West African nation of Angola has become the first country in 2019 to decriminalise homosexuality. The move comes as part of sweeping reforms to Angola’s criminal code, removing laws against sex between people of the same gender as well as providing protections of LGBTI+ people in the workplace. Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a […]

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LGBTI+ people violently attacked in Armenian village of Shurnukh

Reports have emerged that a group of LGBTI+ people were attacked in Armenia earlier this week. Gay Star News have reported that thirty people gathered in the village of Shurnukh to attack local LGBTI+ advocate and Rainbow Armenia Initiative founder Hayk Oprah Hakobyan – following social media reports from activist Remy Bonny. 🏳️‍🌈🇦🇲 9 LGBTI […]

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Let’s Talk About PrEP, baby: New US campaign channels Salt-N-Pepa

Let’s Talk About PrEP, baby: New US campaign channels Salt-N-Pepa

Two LGBTIQ+ rappers have joined forces on a new version of a 90s classic to promote sexual health and HIV awareness. Transgender rapper KC Ortiz and Big Dipper have just released their spin on Salt-N-Pepa’s 1991 smash hit Let’s Talk About Sex – Let’s Talk About PrEP – in a new awareness campaign for the preventative treatment. […]

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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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