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malta same-sex marriage rainbow parliament

Advocacy group ILGA-Europe has ranked the most and least LGBTIQ-friendly countries in Europe in its annual Rainbow Europe Country Ranking. The yearly list, backed by the European Union, ranks 49 European countries from most to least LGBTQ-friendly. Each country’s ranking is based on how the laws and policies of each country affect the lives of …

morroan trans influencer sofia talouni

A Moroccan trans influencer last week urged her 627,000 followers to track down and out homosexuals. Although Moroccan,  Sofia Talouni lives in Turkey where she has a make-up business. In Instagram Live videos last week, Talouni told her followers how to identify gay men in her home country. Homosexuality remains illegal in Morocco and gays …

Refugees Canada

It’s been a long, daunting journey but love has finally prevailed. Alireza, who is from Iran, and his partner Kiran, who is from India, arrived in Canada last week, greeted at the airport by members of the Vancouver Rainbow Refugee group who sponsored them. The couple were forced to flee their home countries so they …

Conchita Wurst

Turkey’s boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest will reportedly continue next year because of the competition’s inclusion of LGBTIQ performers. The country has not participated since 2012, and Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) boss Ibrahim Eren said the country was unlikely to compete in 2019. “As a public broadcaster we cannot broadcast live at 9pm, …