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Netflix and TripAdvisor have threatened legal action against the organisers of Boston’s controversial “straight pride” parade. Super Happy Fun America, the group behind the parade, were lambasted for describing straight people as an “oppressed majority” who suffer “judgement and hate”. The group recently posted to their website a list of 25 “prospective corporate sponsors” for …

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Menaka Guruswamy Arundhati Katju indian decriminalisation

Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju, the two lawyers who successfully argued the case for the Indian decriminalisation of homosexuality, are a couple. Scroll down for the vid. The pair spoke to Fareed Zakaria of CNN about the long battle for gay law reform in India. They first attempted to win Indian decriminalisation in 2013. On …

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Truth of Jesus Christ Church israel folau

One of Australia’s most respected journalists, Kate McClymont, reports in the Sydney Morning Herald that a concerned parent who investigated the Truth of Jesus Christ Church called it an “isolated hate group.” Israel Folau sometimes preaches at the church founded by his father Eni in 2013. Kate McClymont reports that the mother, concerned about her …

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Jelena Dubovi and Suncica Kopunovic commenced a legal battle Thursday for legal recognition of their partnership in Serbia. The socially conservative country bans same-sex marriage. The two women attempted to register a civil union in their home town in April. However the registrar’s office in Novi Sad turned them away. The Serbian constitution explicitly defines …

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Father Dominic Valanmanal

Father Dominic Valanmanal claims he cured children of autism through prayer. He stated previously that people ‘addicted’ to adultery, masturbation, homosexuality and porn have a high risk of bearing autistic children. Further, Valanmanal said children with autism were ‘like animals’.  “Adultery, masturbation, homosexuality, porn — if you are addicted to these, I say to you …

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Stonewall Medical Centre practice nurse Quentin Bryce

Brisbane’s Stonewall Medical Centre is looking for their first practice nurse to join their team. The registered nurse will join the LGBTIQ practice’s clinical team: six GP’s and two sexual health physicians, a practice manager and practice principal to deliver high quality care. The position will begin on a casual/part-time basis with the possibility to …

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The head of the royal commission into Victoria’s mental health system has described high rates of suicide among LGBTIQ people as “totally unacceptable”. Chairperson Penny Armytage made the remarks to the commission on Wednesday. Lesbian, gay and bisexual people aged 16 to 27 are five times more likely to attempt suicide, figures show. Transgender people …

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Authorities finally blocked the SAW ‘gay hunt’ website Wednesday. The Russian website allowed users to upload photos and personal information of gay people. Other users could then pay US$3 to access information. However, for a fee of US$23, people could pay to have information about themselves removed. For a time, the site also offered rewards …

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A lesbian couple has married in Ecuador’s first same-sex wedding after a landmark court ruling last month. Michelle Avilés and Alexandra Chávez tied the knot on Thursday (local time) at the civil registry office in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil. The couple have been together for four years and told local media they plan to …

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freedom and equality shelley argent religious freedom

Shelley Argent OAM is the National Spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). She is one of the most effective advocates for the human rights of LGBTIQ people in Australia. As such, Shelley played a leading role during the Australian campaign for marriage equality. She believes fervently in freedom and equality for …

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Singer and actor Ricky Martin today joined street protests in Puerto Rico against the incumbent administration. Police yesterday used water cannon and tear gas during an attempt by thousands of protestors to storm Governor Riccardo Rosselló’s residence. The protests erupted over the leak of a group chat between Rosselló and his 11 closest political allies. …

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Gay Facebook users have panned a social media post from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service featuring two men. The Facebook ad, featuring a photo of two men in Christmas sweaters (pictured), has attracted almost 300 comments. “Whether or not you’re celebrating Christmas in July, you can give a lifesaving gift any time, because the …

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ryan williams hate crime

Over the weekend QNews reported on the homophobic attack on Ryan Williams in Lancashire, England, now described by police as a hate crime. After Ryan posted an image of his injuries to Facebook, victim-blaming social media commenters justified the attack as righteous retribution for his sexuality. Ryan described the circumstances of the attack to the …

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Tasmania’s Supreme Court has fined a man who refused to publicly apologise for distributing anti-gay flyers. James Durston distributed the flyer titled “Homosexuality stats” in the Hobart suburb of Sandy Bay in 2013. The flyers said “homosexuality should not be tolerated” and claimed scripture rejects homosexuality as “utterly abominable”. The anti-gay flyers made false claims …

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equality australia religious discrimination bill lgbtiq

More than 50 Australian LGBTIQ groups have released a joint statement calling for an “affirming” Religious Discrimination Act. The statement backs “protections from discrimination for people of all faiths, and for people who don’t hold religious beliefs.” But new laws must not sanction new forms of discrimination against others, it adds. “As members of LGBTIQ+ …

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced yesterday the selection of Alan Turing for the new £50 note. Imagery depicting Alan Turing and his work will feature on the new polymer note expected to enter circulation by the end of 2021.  While renowned for his WWII work devising code-breaking machines, Turing also played a pivotal …

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israel education minister rafi peretz gay conversion therapy

Israel’s Education Minister Rafi Peretz has said he believes debunked “gay conversion therapy” can work, sparking backlash. Peretz, an Orthodox rabbi and leader of an ultranationalist party, made the comments in an interview with Israel’s Channel 12. “I think that it is possible to convert [a person’s sexual orientation],” he said, according to BBC News. …

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Ryan Williams from Lancashire England posted this photo of himself to Facebook last night. “I never thought in my life that I would get beaten up for being GAY!” he said. We don’t know the circumstances of the violent physical attack on this young man. It certainly bears the hallmarks of a gay bashing. What …

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gus kenworthy gay olympian

After gay Olympian Ian Thorpe and partner Ryan Channing split two weeks ago, now comes news of the break up of Gus Kenworthy and Matt Wilkas. Indeed, Olympians perhaps suffer from a four-year itch with both relationships ending after an Olympic interval. A rep for the couple described the split as amicable to PEOPLE Magazine. …

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attorney general christian porter religious freedom review scott morrison

The government’s religious discrimination laws “aren’t intended” to interfere with state laws protecting LGBT people, Attorney-General Christian Porter says. Porter told the Guardian his bill “is not intended to displace state law nor will it import specific provisions of international law.” The Attorney-General is still working on the bill, and his statement comes after concerns …

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An Indonesia prison chief wants to isolate gay and lesbian prisoners to avoid “transmission” of homosexuality. Officials in the country this week complained that the country’s cramped same-sex prison cells had sparked a rise in “deviant” sex between inmates. “If sexual deviations are found in either male inmates or female inmates, we will take the …

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trans gender diverse rally

Victorian trans and gender diverse people and friends will rally this Sunday July 14. The rally will celebrate the trans community and also call on the Parliament to pass law reform. Activists are calling for parliament to amend the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 in Victoria. Specifically, they want easier access to correct …

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