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Yemen: Houthi rebels and govt sentence 22 to death

Amnesty International reports that a Houthi-run court in northern Yemen late last month sentenced nine people to death for homosexual ‘crimes’. Soon after the government which controls southern Yemen sentenced thirteen students to death for similar ‘crimes’. The Houthi Shia Islamists control most of northern Yemen. They recently made headlines following attacks on Red Sea …

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Peter Black on 50 years of C.A.M.P. in Queensland | CAMP INK

On the opening night of the annual MELT Festival at Brisbane Powerhouse, QC President Peter Black delivered a speech on the 50th anniversary of CAMP on Queensland. The Campaign Against Moral Persecution was the first local organisation dedicated to homosexual law reform in the state.  Peter Black Peter Black is the Associate Dean of Learning …

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$15,000 to live in same town as Westboro Baptist Church

The Choose Topeka program pays new residents up to $15,000 to live in the city that is reluctantly home to the Westboro Baptist Church. The program pays up to $10,000 to new residents who rent a home in the city or $15,000 to those who buy. It matches employer funds paid to entice needed employees …

australian gay law reform

Federal Parliament 1973: baby steps on Australian gay law reform

On 18 October 1973, the Australian House of Representatives passed a motion calling for the repeal of anti-gay laws. That motion was the first significant vote on Australian gay law reform in the country’s history. The vote served no immediate practical purpose because such laws were generally a state responsibility. However, it paved the way …

Sir Ian McKellen Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of His Coming Out With Sweet Message

Sir Ian McKellen has marked the 30th anniversary of his coming out with a celebratory tweet. “I’ve never met a gay person who regretted coming out – including myself. Life at last begins to make sense, when you are open and honest,” the 78-year-old Lord of the Rings star tweeted. “Today is the 30th anniversary …