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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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Gay couple go viral after homophobic opinion piece in Singapore

An image of two men kissing on a train in Singapore has gone viral after a fellow passenger snapped a photo and penned an opinion piece about the public display for All Singapore Stuff. “I was kind enough to take the pic without a direct shot of the boy’s face. I respect everyone’s rights, but […]

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Remembering Matthew Shepard: 18 years on

Remembering Matthew Shepard: 18 years on

Yesterday marked the 18th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was murdered in his home town of Laramie, Wyoming. The gruesome nature of Shepard’s case garnered international attention and raised awareness of hate crimes against the LGBT community, spurring action to fight for legal protections for queer and gender […]

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UK researchers report HIV ‘vanishing’ after trial treatment

UK researchers report HIV ‘vanishing’ after trial treatment

Scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting that a new trial treatment for HIV has shown promising results, with one man no longer exhibiting any detectable trace of the virus. The potential breakthrough therapy being developed by researchers across five British universities targets HIV in its dormant state, as opposed to current anti-retroviral therapies which cannot detect […]

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Margot Robbie, Dolly, Kylie & more launch marriage equality campaign

Margot Robbie, Dolly, Kylie & more launch marriage equality campaign

A new international marriage equality initiative for Australia has been launched in the USA yesterday, led by Kylie Minogue’s fiancee Joshua Sasse and local advocacy group Australians 4 Equality. The campaign has already seen support from Australian actor and Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie who appeared on the opening episode of the 42nd season of Saturday Night Live wearing […]

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Anti-LGBTIQ pastor from US banned from South Africa

Anti-LGBTIQ pastor from US banned from South Africa

Baptist Pastor Steven Anderson has been banned from entering South Africa ahead of scheduled tour of sermons. The Arizona pastor has made headlines in the USA and across the world for speaking aggressively against the queer community, calling for the death of all homosexuals and praising the horrific mass murder at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. […]

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King of Norway celebrates diversity with pro-LGBTIQ+ speech

King of Norway celebrates diversity with pro-LGBTIQ+ speech

King Harald V of Norway has shown his support his nation’s diverse citizenship and the LGBTIQ+ community, delivering a moving speech in Oslo’s Palace Park last week. “Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys and girls who love each other,” King Harald said. The monarch also celebrated Norway’s religious diversity, saying that […]

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Police in Egypt using Grindr to locate and arrest gay/bi men

Police in Egypt using Grindr to locate and arrest gay/bi men

Law enforcement agents in Egypt are reportedly using LGBTIQ+ dating apps to track and arrest gay and bisexual men. An anonymous source told CairoScene that apps such as Grindr are being used to target queer men in across the country. “There have been a number of arrests in the last few months linked to these […]

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Pulse Nightclub survivors treated free of charge in Orlando hospitals

Pulse Nightclub survivors treated free of charge in Orlando hospitals

One of Florida’s largest healthcare networks has announced it will not be charging any of the patients who were affected by the attack on Pulse Nightclub for their medical treatment. Orlando Health announced last week that their private hospitals will provide free treatment to the 53 people admitted after the horrific shooting at the Orlando LGBTIQ […]

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UK Supermarket taken over by ‘Big Gay Kiss-in’ demonstration

Hundreds of people have staged a ‘Big Gay Kiss-in’ at a Sainsbury’s supermarket in London in response to a staffer asking a gay couple to stop holding hands. A security guard told Thomas Rees and Joshua Bradwell that they were “touching inappropriately” after receiving a complaint from a homophobic shopper. Rees and Bradwell’s story made […]

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