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Notorious hanging judge Mohammad Moqisseh presided over the recent trial of an outed singer, according to reports from Iran. Mohsen Lorestani faced charges of ‘corruption on Earth’ stemming from a conversation on social media. The singer’s lawyer only received notification of the trial after it occurred. As yet, the verdict is unknown. Mohsen Lorestani News …

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Uganda spokesperson Ofwono Opondo kill the gays death penalty bill

A Ugandan government spokesperson tweeted Saturday that the government would not introduce a “kill the gays” law to parliament. Last week the Ugandan Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo said the government intended to resurrect the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act. That bill, known colloquially as the ‘Kill the gays’ bill, threatened people convicted of homosexuality …

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homophobic abuse

Scotsman Craig Stodden appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court as a result of his homophobic abuse of a nine-year-old boy. The court heard the abuse took place when Stodden visited the boy’s mother. The accused admitted both that he struck the child and swore at him. The Irvine Times reported the man shouted at the boy …

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Amin Dzhabrailov chechnya rainbow railroad gay purge

In 2017, thugs kidnapped and tortured Chechen hairdresser Amin Dzhabrailov. Amin afterward escaped Chechnya’s murderous gay purge with the assistance of Rainbow Railroad. He spoke to ABC America’s Nightline about his experience on National Coming Out Day. Scroll down for vid The rounding up, torture and murder of gay men and women in Chechnya began …

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uganda president Yoweri Museveni kill the gays death penalty bill legislation

Uganda has announced it plans to reintroduce laws imposing the death penalty for homosexuality. The government passed the bill, commonly known as the “Kill the Gays” law, five years ago. It was later annulled by a court, but now the government says it wants to resurrect it within weeks. The government claims Uganda needs the …

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Mohsen Lorestani death sentence iran

Iranian Kurdish singer Mohsen Lorestani faces a potential death sentence after a Tehran court charged him with ‘corruption on Earth’. That charge can carry the death penalty in Iran. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network tweeted news of the charge. “Mohsen Lorestani, a Kurdish singer from Kermanshah, has been charged with ‘corruption on earth’ in a …

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extinction rebellion climate change action protests same-sex couple wedding

A lesbian couple have staged a unique marriage ceremony in the middle of an Extinction Rebellion protest in London. Activists Tamsin Omond and partner Melissa tied the knot – unofficially – on Westminster Bridge after the climate change protest blocked it off to traffic. The crowed cheered on the couple as they exchanged their vows …

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The mother of an Australian man who died after injecting silicone into his genitals has sued her son’s BDSM partners for wrongful death and negligence. Jack Chapman, also known as Tank Hafertepen, was in a polyamorous master-slave relationship with five other men. As part of the relationship, Dylan Hafertepen acted as the “master” and the …

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mauritius island indian ocean stock photo

Four gay men on the island of Mauritius are fighting to repeal an archaic Colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality. The small island nation of Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, about 2,000 kilometers off the south-east coast of Africa. Najeeb Ahmad Fokeerbux is from Mauritian LGBTIQ group Young Queer Alliance. He’s one of the four …

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us high school teacher peter vlaming virginia transgender religious discrimination

A US high school teacher sacked last year for refusing to use a transgender student’s preferred pronouns is now suing school officials for religious discrimination. In the lawsuit, filed this week, French teacher Peter Vlaming said he was fired by West Point High School in Virginia after refusing to use “he” and “him” pronouns when …

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pope francis catholic church

History tells us that the creaking administrative wheels of the Holy Catholic Church grind slowly.  Nevertheless, the election of Pope Francis gave hope to those who believe that reform is a) possible and b) critical. Recent developments perhaps point to positive reforms in the church’s approach to LGBTIQ people. Is Pope Francis engineering a more …

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denmark same-sex couple civil union marriage equality Axel and Eigil Axgil

October 1 marked the 30th anniversary of the world’s first same-sex civil unions, granted in Denmark. Denmark’s “registered partnerships” gave same-sex couples very similar rights as heterosexual ones, with the exception of adopting or sharing joint custody of a child. The Danish parliament passed the bill by a majority of 71-47 after decades of campaigning …

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