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British pop star Will Young was made to re-record tracks by music executives because his voice sounded “too gay”. Young told The Telegraph he only found out when he was in the studio to lay down his hit single Leave Right Now, which went to number one and sold more than half a million copies …

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Following a major serve from tennis legend Serena Williams, American player Tennys Sandgren has apologised for a gay club tweet he wrote in 2012. “Stumbled into a gay club last night … my eyes are still bleeding #nooneshouldseethat,” he wrote at the time. The apology came after Williams called on Sandgren to apologise for discriminatory …

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A Sydney couple is suing printing company Vistaprint After receiving Satan-themed pamphlets on the eve of their wedding. Stephen Heasley, 31, and Andrew Borg, 39, were married in Pennsylvania last September. They spent weeks designing a wedding program which was to have listed the order of events, members of their wedding party, and lyrics to …

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been urged by LGBTI advocates to take stronger action to stop the horrific violence against LGBTI people in Chechnya. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in secret prisons in Chechnya, with several men reportedly dead. …

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Indonesian police have arrested eight men after bursting in on an alleged “gay party” after a tip-off by local residents. City police chief Shinto Silitonga said officers raided two rooms in the Surabaya Oval Hotel, finding 14 men watching gay pornography and undertaking “deviant sexual acts”. “This is the first time we enforced the law …

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More than a dozen Russian LGBTI activists have been arrested while protesting against the reported abduction and torture of gay men in the Russian region of Chechnya. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in several secret prisons in Chechnya. A …

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When a large wooden cross appeared chained to a gate on Gay Street in New York’s Greenwich Village on Good Friday, so the street’s residents got out their rainbow paint. The cross’ owner returned over the next week to chain the cross to different parts of the street, but the locals decided to come together …

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An openly gay politician has hit back at an internet troll who posted a gay slur on his Facebook page by calling the troll’s grandma. Pennsylvanian politician Brian Sims noticed the troll’s post, that also featured a racial slur, as he scrolled through his Facebook feed. Sims replied: “I can’t tell if you’re just a …

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By Shirleene Robinson, Macquarie University Last year, I interviewed a man who had joined the Royal Australian Navy aged 19 in 1967, as Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War escalated. He had a family tradition of military involvement, with a father who had also served in the Navy, and he signed up for what was …

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