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US President Donald Trump

LGBTIQ advocates have slammed the Trump administration for a policy that will require most transgender troops and military recruits to serve in the gender they were assigned at birth and ban them from transitioning. The memo outlining the policy, signed by Pentagon official David Norquist, says the new limits must be implemented within 30 days, …

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Kansas Republican Ron Highland

Kansas Republican lawmaker Ron Highland has withdrawn his support of anti-gay bill after his daughter shamed him in an open letter posted online. Highland (pictured) was one of six Republican co-sponsors of the anti-gay Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act, which refers to same-sex marriages as “parody marriages” that the state should not legally recognise, NBC …

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Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack on himself as a publicity stunt to boost his own career, according to Chicago police. The openly gay Empire actor was arrested on Thursday after he was charged with filing a false police report about the attack he claimed to have suffered on January 29. He told …

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US President Donald Trump

The Trump Administration has announced it plans to campaign for the decriminalisation of homosexuality worldwide. The campaign will be headed by the US’ highest-profile openly gay diplomat Richard Grenell, who is currently the US Ambassador to Germany. Mr Grenell kicked things off in Berlin earlier this week by flying in LGBTIQ rights campaigners from across …

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HIV-positive members

A US judge has this week issued a preliminary injunction to stop HIV-positive members of the US Air Force from getting discharged for their HIV status. The ruling comes after two HIV-positive Air Force personnel challenged, anonymously for their protection, the Trump administration’s discriminatory “Deploy or Get Out Policy” that took effect in October last …

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Jussie Smollett

Actor Jussie Smollett has said he is “angered and devastated” by media reports suggesting Smollett himself orchestrated the alleged “homophobic and racist” assault he reported last month, in a statement through his lawyers. Smollett, who stars in FOX drama Empire, told police two men attacked him in Chicago in the early hours of January 29, …

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Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump will announce a plan to end HIV transmissions in the country by 2030 in his upcoming State of the Union address, according to reports. Four sources told Politico that Trump will outline a ten-year strategy, focusing on communities with higher cases of HIV infections for the first five years and continue …

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David Matheson

Former “gay conversion” therapy practitioner David Matheson has expressed regret for taking part in the practices, and said he acknowledges the damage it’s done to the LGBTIQ community. Before coming out as gay on Facebook last week, Matheson was a high-profile “gay conversion” leader in the US, whose publications were used world to subject LGBTIQ …

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US Clerk Kim Davis 'Owes $225000 To Same-Sex Couples She Denied Marriage Licenses'

Former Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis may have to pay over $225,000 USD to the same-sex couples who sued her for refusing to grant them marriage licenses after the US Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling 2015. The couples successfully sued the state for Davis’ actions, and in 2017 a district court judge ruled that the …

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Lady Gaga had hit out at US President Donald Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence during a concert in Las Vegas last weekend. Gaga stopped during Million Reasons at her Vegas residency show Enigma to call out both leaders for the government shutdown and Pence’s anti-LGBTIQ views. “If the fucking president of the United …

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