Gay rights

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Malaysia cancels concert 'due to singer's support for LGBT people'

Malaysia cancels concert 'due to singer's support for LGBT people'

Malaysia cancels concert 'due to singer's support for LGBT people'

Denise Ho, a singer from Hong Kong, claims her promoter was told the event could not go ahead

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Core Issues Trust: The group claiming western civilisation is in trouble and people aren't born gay

Core Issues Trust: The group whose 'gay cure' film has become a scandal

Core Issues Trust: The group whose 'gay cure' film has become a scandal

The Core Issues Trust has been criticised over a film about people who claim they're ex-gay

Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage

Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage

Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage in the country has not even been legal for a full year

Christian group Core Issues Trust says 'gay cure' film will go ahead, despite cinema cancelling screening

'Gay cure' film row: Christian group says its screening will go ahead despite cinema blocking it

Christian group says its 'gay cure' film screening will go ahead

The Core Issues Trust says its never used the term 'gay cure' and the media is just trying to dismiss its views

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Stonewall names Welsh Assembly as leading UK employer of LGBT staff

Stonewall names Welsh Assembly as leading UK employer of LGBT staff

Stonewall names Welsh Assembly as leading UK employer of LGBT staff

The Welsh Assembly has provided transgender awareness training as well as installing both gender neutral toilets and showers

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

First-ever public LGBT festival held in Myanmar

First-ever public LGBT festival held in Myanmar

First-ever public LGBT festival held in Myanmar

The festival featured drag queens and handbag throwing

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Indonesia court rules against criminalising gay sex and sex outside marriage

Indonesia court rules against criminalising gay sex

Indonesia court rules against criminalising gay sex

The court said it should not rule over parliament on law and it wasn't its role to criminalise private behaviour

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

16 men handed jail sentences as LGBT crackdown continues in Egypt

16 men handed jail sentences as LGBT crackdown continues in Egypt

16 men handed jail sentences as LGBT crackdown continues in Egypt

The men have been convicted of abnormal sexual relations and inciting debauchery

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Justin Trudeau apologises for historical discrimination against LGBT community in Canada

Justin Trudeau apologises for historical discrimination against LGBT community in Canada

Justin Trudeau apologises for historical discrimination against LGBT community

The Prime Minister of Canada said whilst the country is now regarded as modern and forward-thinking it must not forget its past

Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Football fans join LGBT rights campaign by colouring-in police car

Football fans join LGBT rights campaign by colouring-in police car

Football fans join LGBT rights campaign by colouring-in police car

The car is being used in a campaign to help fight against homophobia in sport

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

LGBT events banned in Ankara to 'protect public security'

LGBT events banned in Turkish capital to 'protect public security'

LGBT events banned in Ankara to 'protect public security'

Turkey has claimed LGBT events could cause tensions between different groups and damage rights and freedoms

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

South Asian LGBT 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

South Asian LGBT: 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

South Asian LGBT: 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

Human rights group Karma Nirvana says call numbers from South Asians about LGBT issues are rising

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Australian same-sex marriage voting envelopes sent back with razor blades inside

Australian same-sex marriage survey: Voting envelopes sent back with razor blades inside

Razor blades found in same-sex marriage voting envelopes in Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has also said some envelopes have been sent back with dirt inside

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Indonesia could ban 'abnormal and destructive' LGBT content from television

Indonesia could ban 'abnormal and destructive' LGBT content from television

Indonesia could ban 'abnormal and destructive' LGBT content from television

A draft bill reportedly says behaviours of LGBT people on television would be banned, but does not state what these are

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sexuality: 'Government collects patient data because it can, not because it's well-thought out'

Sexuality: 'Government collects patient data because it can, not because it's well-thought out'

'Government collects patient data just because it can'

Doctor Peter Swinyard says consultations shouldn't be cluttered up with central government questions

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Councils rules redevelopment must include LGBT club for at least 25 years

Iconic London gay bar must stay standing for 25 years, council rules

Iconic London gay bar must stay standing for 25 years, council rules

Tower Hamlets council are thought to be the first to intervene in planning permission by considering the sexuality of a venue's target market

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

'Be proud of who you are' - Messages of support sent to mark National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day: Read these touching messages of support

National Coming Out Day: Read these touching messages of support

Many have been celebrating National Coming Out Day by posting their views on coming out

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

'LGBT crackdown' begins after rainbow flags flown at rock concert

Egypt: 'Crackdown on LGBT people' after rainbow flags flown at rock concert

Egypt: 'Crackdown on LGBT people' after rainbow flags flown at rock concert

Rainbow flags were flown at a Mashrou’ Leila concert near Cairo

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

US votes against UN resolution denouncing death penalty for same-sex relationships

US votes against UN resolution denouncing death penalty for same-sex relationships

US votes against UN resolution denouncing death penalty for same-sex couples

Despite the US voting against the resolution it still passed by 27 vote to 13, seven countries abstained

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

First ever same-sex wedding takes place in Germany

First ever same-sex wedding takes place in Germany

First ever same-sex wedding takes place in Germany

Those at the ceremony cheered and clapped when marriage documents were signed

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Report praises Hugh Hefner for being a longtime gay rights supporter after key story was published in 1955

Hugh Hefner praised by LGBT advocates for promoting gay rights back in 1955

Hugh Hefner praised by LGBT advocates for promoting gay rights back in 1955

The founder of Playboy, who has died at the age of 91, took a daring stance on gay rights with an article over 60 years ago

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Canada grants asylum to LGBT people from Chechnya

Canada grants asylum to LGBT people from Chechnya

Canada grants asylum to LGBT people from Chechnya

The federal government and human rights groups are working together to move LGBT people out of the republic

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Swedish Armed Forces mark pride with rainbow laced military boots

Swedish army marks gay pride with rainbow-laced military boots

Swedish army marks gay pride with rainbow-laced military boots

A Facebook post showing the boots is one of the most popular on the army's page

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

50 years on since gay sex was legalised in the UK, many countries still continue to punish homosexuals

50 years on since gay sex was legalised in the UK, many countries still continue to punish homosexuals

50 years on since gay sex was legalised, many countries still punish homosexuals

Several countries still punish gay people with fines, prison and even the death penalty

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The decision has been hailed as a major breakthrough by rights groups

Gay former cavalry officer John Walker wins equal pension rights for husband

Gay former cavalry officer wins equal pension rights for husband

Panel of Supreme Court judges finds unanimously in Walker's favour

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Kurar Noshi gained a large online following thanks to his distinctive appearance

Iraqi actor Karar Noshi tortured and murdered for 'looking gay'

Iraqi actor Karar Noshi tortured and murdered for 'looking gay'

Karar Noshi was known as the 'beauty king' of his country

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Germany votes in favour of same-sex marriage

Germany votes in favour of same-sex marriage

Germany votes in favour of same-sex marriage

Despite Chancellor Angela Merkel voting against same-sex marriage, the majority of German MPs voted for it

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Germany votes to give compensation and quash convictions of gay men

Germany votes to quash convictions of gay men and compensate them

Germany votes to quash convictions of gay men and compensate them

It is believed around 5,000 people will be entitled to compensation for being criminalised under historical anti-homosexual laws

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Indonesian men to receive lashes after having gay sex under sharia-inspired code

Gay Indonesian men to receive lashes for breaching sharia code by having sex

Gay Indonesian men to receive lashes for breaching sharia code by having sex

The convictions for homosexuality came in the conservative Aceh province

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Victims of torture in Chechnya speak out about their experiences

'Gay torture victims' in Chechnya say many people are being killed in secret prisons

'Gay torture victims' in Chechnya say many people are being killed

Victims allege that several methods of torture are used, including electrocution

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

George Michael was an icon for the LGBT community

George Michael won respect for coming out as gay, says Peter Tatchell

George Michael won respect for coming out as gay, says Peter Tatchell

LGBT rights campaigner said Michael and other gay performers had to endure horrendous treatment during the 1980s

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

National Coming Out Day: Coming out stories that are a little unusual

National Coming Out Day: These amazing coming out stories will put a smile on your face

National Coming Out Day: These amazing coming out stories will warm your heart

Today is National Coming Out Day, and many are celebrating sharing their true selves with others. Here are some of the funniest stories we found on social media

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kylie Minogue won't marry until same-sex marriage is legal in Australia

Kylie Minogue won't marry until same-sex marriage is legal in Australia

Kylie Minogue won't marry until same-sex marriage is legal in Australia

The pop superstar and her fiance have been engaged since February

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

BiVisibility day: We need to stop pushing bisexual people into the cracks

BiVisibility day: We need to stop pushing bisexual people into the cracks

It's time we started empowering bi people to proudly be themselves, without fear of prejudice