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TikTok activism: how queer Zimbabweans use social media to show love and fight hate

In Zimbabwe, there is a long held public view that queerness is “unAfrican” and imported to Africa from the west. Even though numerous studies have proven this not to be true, reiterations of this lie by the state has led many to believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people cannot be …

Pope Francis apologies for homophobic slur

Pope Francis apologises after dropping homophobic slur

Pope Francis has issued an apology after bishops leaked to the media a derogatory gay slur he dropped behind closed doors. At an Italian Bishops’ Conference this month, Pope Francis reportedly spoke about opposing gay men training for the priesthood. He reportedly added that within the seminaries there was already an air of “frociaggine”. In …

UK rally to call for Qatar to release of gay man Manuel Guerrero

‘Horrific’: Fears for gay man Manuel Guerrero trapped in Qatar

Family and advocates have rallied to free British gay man Manuel Guerrero Aviña, who is in danger in Qatar after he was arrested in a Grindr sting, detained in “horrific” conditions and denied HIV medication. Manuel, a Mexican-British national who worked for Qatar Airways, was arrested on February 4. Police used a fake Grindr profile …

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Arson attack on four lesbian women shocks Argentina

A lesbian couple and a third lesbian roommate are dead and another woman remains in a critical condition after alleged arson attack. On May 6, the four women were in a boarding house in Buenos Aires, Argentina when they were set alight after a man threw a Molotov cocktail into their room. According to Human …

Tel Aviv Pride cancelled, Jerusalem Pride to proceed

Tel Aviv has announced that it will not proceed with the city’s planned 2024 pride parade that was due to be held on June 8, due to the war in Gaza. Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai announced the news this week in a statement online. “This is not the time for celebrations,” Huldai wrote. “In …

New Zealand icon Georgina Beyer was the first out transgender MP

First trans MP Georgina Beyer to get memorial statue

Locals have called for the world’s first out transgender MP, New Zealand’s late Georgina Beyer, to be immortalised with a memorial statue in her hometown. Georgina was elected mayor of regional New Zealand town Carterton in 1995. She then went on to win a seat in parliament for the Labour Party in 1999. The trailblazer …

Rainbow flag is burned in Baghdad, Iraq

Outrage as Iraq criminalises gay and trans people

Iraq has passed brutal new laws criminalising same-sex relationships with jail terms of 10 to 15 years. The new law also puts transgender people at risk of between one and three years in prison just for existing. Until the new law changes passed the parliament, Iraq did not explicitly criminalise queer relationships. However vague “morality” …

Nymphia Wind

Taiwan president congratulates Nymphia Wind for Drag Race win

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen offered congratulations on Saturday to Taiwan’s own Nymphia Wind, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16. “Congratulations to you, Nymphia Wind, for being so accomplished in the difficult art form of drag, and for being the first Taiwanese to take the stage and win on RuPaul’s Drag Race. “Right after being …

gay furries

Gay furries are cute until RWNJs piss them off

Gay furries are cute, colourful and full of good cheer. That is, until RWNJs piss them off. Furries Furries are individuals who take on the ‘fursona’ of an anthropomorphized animal. Some dress up in full-body fursuit costumes. Others wear just a face mask or some other individual costume piece. Some furries are gay, some are …

Manuel Guerrero is in jail in Qatar after he fell victim to a police Grindr sting

British gay man arrested in Qatar is running out of HIV meds

British-Mexican man Manuel Guerrero, who was arrested and held in Qatar after a Grindr sting, is running out of his vital HIV medication, his family say. Manuel (above), who works for Qatar airways, was arrested on February 4 after police used a fake profile to invite him to a meeting, his brother Enrique said. Qatar …

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Reacher’s Alan Ritchson compares modeling to ‘legal sex trafficking’

 Reacher star Alan Ritchson modelled before he acted and compares the modeling industry to legalised sex trafficking. Alan Ritchson told The Hollywood Reporter sexual abuse was endemic in the industry. “There are very few redeeming qualities to working in that industry. Let’s be honest, it’s like legalized sex trafficking. The industry is not regulated, and …

Nancy Valverde

Butch lesbian trailblazer Nancy Valverde, dies at 92

Chicana lesbian, activist and gender-nonconformist Nancy Valverde died at her Los Angeles home on Monday. She was 92. In the 1950s, Valverde was was routinely arrested for violating L.A.’s ‘masquerading’ laws. These laws were commonly used by law enforcement to to target drag queens, transgender people and butch lesbians. She was detained multiple times at Lincoln …

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