Worth a Read: Interesting stories from around the web

The OUTinPerth team are always traversing the web looking for the most interesting LGBTI news and articles from around the globe, here’s some stories that caught our attention.

Hans How: The Malaysian Gay Man Fighting for His Life, and Many Other LGBT Asylum Seekers

The Daily Beast

Hans How recounts what it was like growing up in Malaysia as a gay teen including bullying and violence from classmates and intimidating behaviour from the police. He’s now hoping for a new life in America and is seeking asylum. Read the article

Sex and Drugs: How a popular dating app allows people to find more than a date


The dating app Grindr has made some moves to stop people overtly selling drugs on it’s platform but as NBC reports the level of illegal activity on the app is still high. Secret codes in usernames and profile photos make it easy for people to find someone dealing drugs. Read the report

One in three gay women say their sexuality impacts career progression


A survey of almost 1,300 Australian women has revealed that a staggering number of women feel their sexuality has stifled their career progression with many saying they’ve left organisations because of a lack of inclusivity. Read the article 

Sexuality and gender is science fiction computer games

PC Gamer

Jody Macgregor chats to the creators behind games like Fallout: New Vegas, The Red Strings Club, Subserial Network, and Extreme Meatpunks Forever talk about how they’ve explored mature themes in their work. Read the article

Being transgender has little to do with drag

The Conversation / ABC

Academic Joanna McIntyre looks deeper into the controversy surrounding recent comments by Dame Edna Everage performer Barry Humphries that have insulted the transgender community.  Read the article



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