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Prince Azim homophobic Brunei

The homophobic Brunei regime of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah today announced the death of 38-year-old Prince Azim, fourth in line to the throne. Despite a taboo on discussing the prince’s sexuality in Brunei, Azim lived as an openly gay man overseas. His father, who just a few years ago introduced harsh laws to oppress lesbian, gay …

welcome to chechnya ramzan kadyrov hbo documentary gay purge

A new documentary screening in Australia exposes the horrors of Chechnya’s violent “gay purge” and the brave efforts of activists to rescue persecuted LGBTIQ Chechens. Since 2016, Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, has vowed to “cleanse the blood” of Chechnya. To do this, he sanctioned a brutal campaign to detain, …

south australian attorney general vicki chapman

South Australia LGBTIQ advocates have started a petition urging the state government to finally repeal the state’s archaic “gay panic” defence. The provocation defence allows a court to downgrade a murder conviction to one of manslaughter in certain circumstances. Outrageously, this includes allowing a heterosexual man accused of murder to claim they were “provoked” by …

egypt human rights watch lgbt lgbtiq crackdown torture

Police in Egypt are using dating apps to arrest, detain and torture LGBTIQ people to “clean the streets,” a human rights group has warned. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the officers have used fake social media profiles to target queer people. The police then entrap, arrest, detain and torture them. The watchdog spoke to 15 …

perth gay couple kicked out of ola

Rideshare company Ola has suspended one of its Perth drivers, after a viral video shows him kicking a gay couple out of his car. Anthony Price (pictured left), who performs in WA as drag queen Scarlet Adams, posted footage of the incident to his Facebook page. He claimed the driver kicked he partner Jordan Hitch …

Fred Nile christian democratic party

Long-standing New South Wales homophobe Fred Nile has denied the Christian Democratic Party he leads is facing deregistration over dwindling membership. The NSW Electoral Commission issued the warning to the party on September 17, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The noticed warned the CDP it was considering deregistering the party because it had fallen below …

lloyd brodrick australian ambassador poland lgbt

Australia’s Ambassador to Poland has joined nearly 50 other diplomats to call on the Polish Government to end discrimination against its LGBTIQ+ community. Poland’s queer communities have recently come under increasing attack under right-wing leader Andrzej Duda. A hundred local regions have passed resolutions declaring themselves “LGBT-free zones”. Now Lloyd Brodrick, Australia’s Ambassador to Poland, …

sydney kebab shop owner

The owner of a kebab shop in the heart of Sydney’s gay district has said a homophobic and violent Facebook meme was just “a joke” after copping a boycott from angry locals. Ziftekhar Hasan runs Yilmaz Grill and Bakehouse in the inner-city suburb of Waterloo. This month, Hasan shared a Facebook meme reading, “Why should …

#analjones Claire G. Coleman

The hashtag #AnalJones predictably inspired controversy as it trended on Twitter tonight. Award-winning Wirlomin Noongar author Claire G Coleman kicked off the hashtag earlier in the day. Claire tweeted, “It would be such a shame if everybody accidentally misspelled Alan Jones and #AnalJones started trending, wouldn’t it.” It would be such a shame if everybody …

indonesia transgender woman burned alive pro-lgbt rally in indonesia jakarta

Police in Indonesia detained dozens of men who attended a “gay party” in Jakarta after they raided a hotel. Jakarta police spokesperson Yusri Yunus told the Associated Press officers arrested nine people suspected of organising the party, held on Saturday. Police released forty-seven others who participated in the event. But Yunus said police will charge …

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