LGBT

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

'Authorities begin violent crackdown on LGBT people in Azerbaijan'

Authorities 'begin violent crackdown on LGBT people in Azerbaijan'

Authorities 'begin violent crackdown on LGBT people in Azerbaijan'

A lawyer claims 'systematic and widespread raids' are taking place on LGBT people

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

'It's surprising only a third of young people say they're gay or bisexual', says journalist

'It's surprising only a third of young people say they're gay or bisexual', says LGBT journalist

'It's surprising only a third of young people say they're gay or bisexual'

Journalist Benjamin Butterworth says he thinks most people aren't entirely heterosexual but are somewhere in the middle

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Jason Marshall fled to Italy after the murder

Gay serial killer Jason Marshall jailed for torturing and killing Peter Fasoli after dating site hook-up

Gay serial killer jailed for torturing victim to death after dating site hook-up

Marshall tortured and suffocated his victim in a gay sex session filmed on a webcam, after dressing up in officer's uniform for the encounter

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rees-Mogg has come under fire for his views on gay marriage

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Do I have gay friends? Er, well...'

'Do I have gay friends? Er, well...'

Tory MP was quizzed on his views on homosexuality by Julia Hartley-Brewer this morning

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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Piers Morgan slams doctor as 'stupid old bigot' for suggesting he can convert gay people

Piers Morgan slams 'ex-gay' doctor on Good Morning Britain: 'You're a stupid old bigot'

Piers Morgan slams 'ex-gay' doctor as a 'stupid old bigot'

Doctor Michael Davidson claims that he made himself straight through prayer and has been married for 35 years

Evangelical leaders blame LGBT community for Storm Harvey

Evangelical leaders blame LGBT community for Storm Harvey

Evangelical leaders blame LGBT community for Storm Harvey

Despite evidence suggesting the storm was caused by climate change and adverse weather, some are claiming it was a punishment from God

Monday, September 4, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

LGBT equality is a tide that can't be turned back, says Peter Tatchell

To all homophobes: Queer freedom is an unstoppable global trend. You can't beat us

'To all homophobes: Queer freedom is an unstoppable global trend. You can't win'

Peter Tatchell celebrates recent global advances in LGBT rights

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Transgender L'Oreal model sacked after reports on comments calling white people "racist"

Transgender L'Oreal model Monroe Bergdorf sacked after reports she called all white people racist

Transgender L'Oreal model sacked after reports she called all white people racis

Munroe Bergdorf is thought to have made the comments on Facebook shortly after the incident in Charlottesville

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Former Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale claims she was 'outed' against her will by Fabian Review interview

Kezia Dugdale claims she was 'outed' against her will by pro-Labour magazine

Kezia Dugdale claims she was 'outed' against her will by pro-Labour magazine

The former Scottish Labour leader said she has asked for quotes on her sexuality to not be used by the Fabian Review, only to be ignored

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Secret Pride celebration held in Uganda after cancellation of official event

Secret gay pride event held in Uganda after official event suppressed

Secret gay pride event held in Uganda after official event suppressed

The official event was cancelled by advocates after it was surrounded by police

Drag queens in Australia save man from beating, then go for attackers themselves

Drag queens in Australia save man from beating, then go for attackers themselves

Drag queens save man from beating, then go for attackers themselves

The incident took place on Oxford Street in Sydney earlier in August

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Victoria Schwab is furious about the redaction

Russian publisher admits censoring gay romance in fantasy novel

Russian publisher admits censoring gay romance in fantasy novel

Author Victoria Schwab says 'it would have been better not to have published the article at all'

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Open Letter to Pride London: Defend the Council of Ex-Muslims

Read Peter Tatchell's open letter about the East London Mosque

East London mosque has history of hosting homophobic hate preachers

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Google CEO calls for inclusive workplace after man was sacked for anti-diversity memo

Google CEO calls for more inclusive workplace after man was sacked for anti-diversity memo

Google CEO calls for more inclusive workplace after anti-diversity memo

Sundar Pichai says he wants girls to know there is a place for them in the technology industry

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

Peter Tatchell calls on Theresa May to act on 50th anniversary of part-decriminalisation of homosexuality

Gay rights icon Peter Tatchell calls for Theresa May to act on 50th anniversary of decriminalisation

Peter Tatchell calls for Theresa May on gay rights anniversary

The human rights campaigner called on the Prime Minister to make an apology on behalf of the nation on the 50th anniversary of the part-legalisation of homosexuality

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

'Even George Washington wouldn't support this President' - Twitter blasts Trump over transgender announcement

Twitter blasts Trump over transgender military announcement

The US President announced on social media transgender people would not be allowed to serve in the military

Donald Trump bans transgender people from US military

Donald Trump bans transgender people from US military

Trump says trans individuals can't serve 'in any capacity'

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

'Gender reassignment could be made easier, but protections need to stay in place', says Kellie Maloney

Kellie Maloney: 'If the Government says you can wake up and change gender, that's totally wrong'

Kellie Maloney says gender transition process mustn't be made too easy

Boxing promoter Kellie Maloney says she believes feeling you're in the wrong body is a medical condition

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

After reports of gay torture, Chechnya has been accused of summary executions

After reports of gay torture, now Chechnya has been accused of summary executions

Chechnya accused of summary executions after gay torture claims

Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta accused the Chechen authorities of killing 27 people in response to the murder of a police officer

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Pride is as vital as it's ever been, says Pliny Soocoormanee

Do we still need Pride? Just look at Chechnya if you want an answer

Do we still need Pride? Just look at Chechnya if you want an answer

We've come so far over the last 50 years, but recent events show Pride is as necessary as ever

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 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

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Kiev event was supported by the Elton John Foundation

10 injured in Kiev gay rights demonstration, say organisers

10 injured in Kiev gay rights demonstration, say organisers

Kiev Pride march attracted hundreds of demonstrators over the weekend

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

'Tim Farron couldn’t commit himself in either direction' - Lembit Opik comments on former Lib Dem Leader's resignation

'Tim Farron couldn’t commit himself on gay issue': Lembit Opik on former Lib Dem leader's resignation

Lembit Opik says Tim Farron 'couldn't commit himself on gay issue'

The former MP for Montgomeryshire told Jon Holmes the former couldn't decide where he stood in relation to the homosexuality questions

Liberal Democrats to hold leadership election after Tim Farron resigns

Lib Dem Tim Farron blasts critics of his homosexuality stance as he steps down

Tim Farron blasts critics of his homosexuality stance as he steps down

The former Lib Dem leader made the surprise announcement on Wednesday

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Vladimir Putin says he doesn't have bad days because he's "not a woman"

Vladimir Putin says he doesn't have bad days because he's 'not a woman'

Vladimir Putin says he doesn't have bad days because he's 'not a woman'

Footage provided to Bloomberg is reported to show the Russian President making the comments in an interview with filmmaker Oliver Stone

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New footage of Orlando Pulse shooting shows harrowing moment police confront gunman Omar Mateen

New footage of Orlando Pulse gay nightclub shooting shows harrowing moment police confront gunman Omar Mateen

New footage of Orlando Pulse shooting shows moment police confront gunman

A total of 30 videos of bodycam footage has been released to the Orlando Sentinel

Martina Navratilova won 18 Grand Slams during her playing career

Gay tennis legend Martina Navratilova calls Margaret Court 'a racist and a homophobe'

Martina Navratilova calls Margaret Court 'a racist and a homophobe'

Martina Navratilova is calling for the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed as the Evonne Goolagong Arena after her homophobic comments

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Taiwan makes landmark ruling by moving to legalise gay marriage

Taiwan set to become first Asian country to legalise gay marriage

Taiwan set to become first Asian country to legalise gay marriage

Landmark court ruling paves way for recognition of same-sex weddings

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Indonesian police arrest 141 gay men in Jakarta sauna party

Indonesian police arrest 141 gay men in Jakarta sauna party

Indonesian police arrest 141 gay men in Jakarta sauna party

Homosexuality is legal in Indonesia, but there remain elements of repression suffered by the LGBT community

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

European Parliament calls on Moscow to investigate torture of LGBT people in Chechnya

US denied visas to 40 gay Chechen refugees - report

US denied visas to 40 gay Chechen refugees - report

New report suggests LGBT individuals wishing to flee Russia rejected by US authorities

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

LGBT activists 'arrested in Moscow as they demanded justice for gay people in Chechnya'

LGBT activists 'arrested in Moscow as they appealed for justice over Chechnya'

Reports suggest activists were detained as they tried to present appeal for investigation

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

United kicked off the campaign on Sunday

Manchester United hailed by LGBT activists for new equality campaign

Manchester United hailed by LGBT activists for new equality campaign

United launched 'All Red All Equal' campaign for Swansea match

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

'Tim Farron's comments towards gay people matter because discrimination still takes place', says PinkNews

'Tim Farron's comments towards gay people matter because discrimination still takes place', says Pink News reporter

'Farron's comments on gay people matter due to the ordeal gay people still face'

PinkNews reporter Benjamin Butterworth tells James Whale that he finds it odd that Tim Farron took so long to clarify his views on gay people

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nigeria's laws against homosexuality are extremely strict

53 charged over fugitive gay wedding in Nigeria

53 charged over fugitive gay wedding in Nigeria

Witnesses face jail terms over wedding of two men on the run

Reports of homophobic murder have emerged from Chechnya

Chechnya gay murder reports 'a false provocation', says Russia's human rights monitor

Chechnya gay murder reports 'likely false', says Russia human rights chief

Human rights ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova doubts credibility of reports about disappearance and murder of gay men in Chechnya

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Chechen regime has previously claimed there is not a single gay person in the semi-autonomous republic

'Nazi-style concentration camps for gays' opened in Chechyna, claims local media

'Nazi-style concentration camps for gays' opened in Chechyna, claims local media

Noveta Gazeta claims Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is dedicated to the 'final solution' for gay people

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Human Rights Watch calls for Indonesian authorities to release detained gay men

Rights group furious as two gay men face public whipping in Indonesia

Rights group furious as two gay men face public whipping in Indonesia

Two men are being held at a Sharia law facility in Indonesia for allegedly having same-sex relations. If they are not released, they may be punished with lashings

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Utah repeals law which prohibited homosexuality discussions in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Many schools banned all discussions of homosexuality and students were also unable to form LGBT groups due to the law, this has now changed

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

RAF skirt ban: 'rules have got to be fair to everyone', says former navigator

RAF skirt ban: 'rules have got to be fair to everyone', says former navigator

RAF skirt ban: 'rules have got to be fair to everyone', says former navigator

John Nichol, a former serviceman who was shot down and captured in the first Gulf war, spoke to Paul Ross about the RAF's decision to ban servicewomen from wearing skirts in parade to cater to transgender members

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

The fire department said the various 'nooks and crannies' of the sauna made it hard to reach victims

Gay sauna fire leaves three dead in Berlin

Gay sauna fire leaves three dead in Berlin

One person also seriously injured after fire at Steam Works sauna

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

We are moving to a much better place in terms of defining and accepting human sexuality

Gay and straight people will one day cease to exist: We'll all just be humans

Gay and straight people will one day cease to exist: We'll all just be humans

In a post-homophobic society, there'll be no need to define oneself as no-one will care who we love and sleep with

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mateen pledged allegiance to Isis in the aftermath of his rampage

Wife of Orlando Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen arrested

Wife of Orlando Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen arrested

Mateen shot and killed 49 people at the LGBT nightclub last year

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

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

'Teaching young children about identifying with a different gender is a form of child abuse', says director at Christian Concern

'Teaching different genders at school is a form of child abuse', says director at Christian Concern

'Teaching different genders at school is a form of child abuse'

Schools across the country are being sent a guidebook which suggests the term boys and girls should not be used, to ensure they don't discriminate against transgender pupils

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Russian MPs accuse FIFA 17 video game developer of supporting 'gay propaganda'

Russian MPs accuse FIFA 17 videogame developer of 'gay propaganda'

Russian MPs accuse FIFA 17 video game developer of 'gay propaganda'

They're claiming the game EA Sports developed supports Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign, which aims to combat homophobia in sport

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