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A man has been charged in relation to the brutal murder of Kenyan non-binary lesbian Sheila Lumumba.  Sheila, a 25-year-old non-binary lesbian, was found dead in their home days after a group of male attackers reportedly raped, bashed, and murdered them, local outlet K24 TV reported at the time. Recently, a family member told openDemocracy …

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A video has gone viral of a nun interrupting a photo shoot in Italy featuring a lesbian kiss.  Italian models Serena de Ferrari and Kyshan Wilson were shooting for Not Yet Magazine when a nun came up to the pair on the street and shoved them apart. The two women star in the Italian soap Mare Fuori, …

Daria Kasatkina #1 tennis player F_ck everyone else

Russia’s number 1 women’s tennis player Daria Kasatkina came out as a lesbian this morning. She told vlogger Vitya Kravchenko, ‘Living in the closet is impossible’, defiantly adding ‘F_ck everyone else’. Daria Kasatkina also uploaded a photo of herself and Russian Olympic figure skater Natalia Zabiiako to Instagram, confirming their relationship. The newly-out sportsperson is …

University of Pennsylvania woman of the year

The University of Pennsylvania has nominated transgender swimmer Lia Thomas for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Woman of the Year award. The award recognises ‘female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in their community, in athletics, and in academics throughout their college careers’. Earlier this year, Lia Thomas won the 500-yard …

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Ricky Martin faces accusations of incest after brother Eric identified the singer’s nephew as the person who took out a temporary restraining order against him. A Puerto Rican judge issued a restraining order against the singer earlier this month. At the time, the identity of the alleged victim remained unknown. However, the singer’s brother has …

Tashi Choden Chombal miss bhutan 2022

Miss Bhutan 2022, Tashi Choden Chombal, will compete as her country’s first representative in the Miss Universe pageant later this year. She is also Bhutan’s only out lesbian public figure. Indeed, the country’s only openly gay or lesbian public figure. An amazing leap forward for a country that only decriminalised homosexuality in February 2021. Tashi …

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A petition calling for Ukraine to legalise same-sex marriage amid the Russian invasion will be considered by president Volodymyr Zelensky. Currently, while same-sex relationships are not criminalised in Ukraine, the country has a poor LGBTIQ+ rights record. Same-sex marriages nor civil partnerships aren’t recognised, meaning same-sex partners don’t have certain rights, such as co-ownership of …

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A 16-year-old boy from the UK who’s gone viral for wearing a stunning red gown to his school prom said he was “overwhelmed” by people calling him an inspiration. Two weeks ago, Korben arrived at his end-of-year high school formal to cheers from friends and teachers. His proud mum Nina posted photos of her son’s …

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Senior politicians in Russia have proposed expanding the country’s homophobic so-called “gay propaganda” law to include people of all ages – not just children – later this year. In 2013, Vladimir Putin signed the existing legislation that bans any “promotion” of “non-traditional sexual relationships” to minors. Anyone found guilty under the law can be sentenced …

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An Iraq news outlet has reported that the country is taking steps to criminalise homosexuality.  In an interview with the Iraqi News Agency, State of Law coalition MP Aref al-Hamami confirmed the proposed legislation to criminalise homosexuality. “Parliament agreed to collect signatures after returning to the session to legislate a law prohibiting homosexuality in Iraq,” …

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