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Anti-LGBT VP-elect Mike Pence’s neighbours hang Pride flags in protest

Anti-LGBT VP-elect Mike Pence’s neighbours hang Pride flags in protest

Republican Vice President-elect Mike Pence has been greeted in his temporary Washington DC home with rainbows as local residents aim to send the conservative a clear message. Pence is known for being a long-time opponent to LGBTI equality in the United States, advocating for conversion therapy, opposing the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and […]

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US man banned from singing at grandmother’s funeral for attending Pride

US man banned from singing at grandmother’s funeral for attending Pride

A man in Indiana has been barred from singing at his own grandmother’s funeral after the family church’s pastor saw an image of the man taking part in LGBT pride celebrations. Connor Hakes received a letter from Father Bob Lengerich informing him that he would not be welcome to serve at the parish, including at […]

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Fatal shooting in New York gay bar a “random act”

Fatal shooting in New York gay bar a “random act”

A queer nightclub in Albany, New York has been shaken by a gun attack which has killed one man and another three people injured. Police have reported that four people were shot at Rocks in Albany. One man has died in hospital as a result of the gunshots, though the other three wounded are expected to […]

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Gay Serial Killer Stephen Port found guilty

Gay Serial Killer Stephen Port found guilty

British man Stephen Port has been found guilty of killing four men he met through dating apps. The 41 year old was on trial at London’s Old Bailey, on Wednesday the jury unanimously found him guilty of three of the murders, and later found him guilty of a fourth killing by a majority verdict. It’s […]

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Texas Senator proposes law forcing schools to out LGBT kids

Texas Senator proposes law forcing schools to out LGBT kids

Texas lawmaker and member of the Tea Party movement, Senator Konni Burton, has submitted a bill proposing that all public school employees must tell parents if their children identify as LGBT. The bill, known as Senate Bill 242, could see public school staff punished if they fail to inform parents of their child’s gender identity […]

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Minnesota mother launches case to sue transgender daughter

Minnesota mother launches case to sue transgender daughter

A mother from Minnesota has filed a lawsuit against her 17-year-old transgender daughter who received medical care for her transition without seeking parental consent. Anmarie Calgaro’s announcement was broadcast on Facebook Live, in which she refers to her son [sic] “J.D.K” as the defendant – along with care providers Fairview Health Services, Park Nicollet Health […]

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New Zealand pastor blames homosexuality for earthquakes

High profile New Zealand church leader Brian Tamaki delivered a sermon on Sunday, blaming same-sex marriage and homosexuality for natural disasters. The leader of New Zealand’s Destiny Church gave the sermon just hours before an earthquake shook the country’s South Island. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred around 95 km from the major city of Christchurch, […]

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US sorority members quit en masse to support transgender student

US sorority members quit en masse to support transgender student

Nearly half of the members of a US sorority have left the group to protest the mistreatment of a transgender student. Alpha Omicron Pi’s national organisation attempted to block the branch at Tufts University from allowing a trans woman membership once they heard she had been invited. The sorority has since allowed the student to […]

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President-elect Donald Trump says he is “fine” with marriage equality

President-elect Donald Trump says he is “fine” with marriage equality

The man who will be the next President of the United States, Donald Trump, has said he is “fine with” marriage equality in his first TV appearance since the election. The Republican President-elect has previously voiced his opposition to marriage equality and LGBTIQ+ rights, showing support for North Carolina’s anti-trans* HB2 bathroom bill and selecting […]

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French court rules ‘homophobe’ is an insult, defamation

French court rules ‘homophobe’ is an insult, defamation

A Parisian court has fined a protester for their use of the word ‘homophobe’, declaring the term to be defamatory. Former president of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in Paris, Laure Pora, was told to pay a sum to far right group La Manif Pour Tous as the result of a protest in 2013. […]

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