LGBT

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

Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Record number of calls made to suicide hotlines after Donald Trump wins election

Donald Trump election victory leads to huge spike in LGBT, ethnic minority suicide calls

Trump election victory leads to huge spike in suicide calls

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, suicide hotlines saw a rise in calls

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

'The Commonwealth must speak out for LGBT rights', says leading human rights campaigner

It's time to say sorry to gay men, says human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell

It's time to say sorry to gay men, says human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell

Thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of sexual offences which have now been abolished are to receive posthumous pardons, the government has announced

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

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Review finds schools are delivering poor sex education

UK sex education 'portrays men as predators', report finds

UK sex education 'portrays men as predators', report finds

A review of studies from 55 global publications found that UK sex education is often overly scientific and 'out of touch'

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

LGBT protest in Istanbul brings hundreds of activists together over murder of transgender woman

Hande Kader protest: Transgender murder sparks huge LGBT demo in Istanbul

Transgender murder sparks huge LGBT protest in Istanbul

Hundreds gathered to protest the murder of Kader, whose burned body was discovered in a forest

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Attitude Magazine editor Matthew Todd praises Prince William after the royal appears on the front cover

Attitude Magazine editor Matthew Todd praises Prince William over front cover appearance

Attitude Magazine editor praises Prince William for cover shoot

Matthew Todd praised the royal for being 'very responsive' to stand against homophobic bullying

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

'Bring communities together and talk away from computers', journalist Asad Dhunna calls for more open LGBT chat

Religious groups and LGBT communities must communicate better, urges Dhunna

Journalist Asad Dhunna calls for more openness on LGBT issues

Both a Muslim and gay man, Dhunna has called for religious and LGBT groups to communicate better

Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

"I don't believe faith is a legitimate reason to justify prejudice," says Tatchell

Tatchell: Orlando attack is ‘extreme example of what happens every day’

Peter Tatchell condemns 'shocking and outrageous' Orlando attack

Gay rights activist condemns 'shocking and outrageous' Orlando attack

Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Lifting the ban on gay blood donation in Northern Ireland is 'momentous', says The Rainbow Project

Lifting the ban on blood donation by gay men in Northern Ireland is 'momentous', says The Rainbow Project

Lifting the ban on blood donation by gay men in Northern Ireland is 'momentous'

The decision follows a similar relaxation of the rules in the rest of the UK in 2011