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Gay Men Afraid to Hold Partner’s Hand in Public

A survey by the advocacy group Stonewall has found that half of gay men in Britain would not feel comfortable holdings hands with their partner in the street. The research also revealed that one in five people who identify as LGBT have been the victim of a hate crime in the last 12 months. The...

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Uganda cancels all gay pride events

LGBT campaigners have expressed outrage at the Ugandan government’s decision to cancel an upcoming gay pride parade. Simon Lokodo, the state minister for ethics announced that an event to be held at the Sheraton Hotel in the country’s capital, Kampala, was canceled on grounds of an illegal attempt to recruit and promote homosexuality. The government...

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National Trust Backs Down Over Gay Badge Row

The National Trust has backtracked on a policy requiring all staff to wear an LGBTQ badge and lanyard. The staff at a Nolfork stately home, Felbrigg Hall, had been requested to wear the badges as part of a wider campaign celebrating 50 years since homosexuality was abolished in the United Kingdom. After a number of volunteers...

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When will we realise trans rights are not the same as LGBT equality?

Transgender rights have been thrown into the spotlight in recent weeks with several high-profile cases hitting the mainstream headlines. These struggles are consistently referred to as LGBT rights, a term which has become wrongly ubiquitous when discussing both the gay and transgender communities. It’s clear to anybody involved in the trans or gay community that...

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Black trans woman shot dead aged just 32

A black transgender woman has been shot to death in America. The 32-year-old was found next to her vehicle in the College Park area of Atlanta. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital but later died from her injuries. The police said they were not yet treating it as a hate crime but were seriously looking...

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Daily Mail columnist launches homophobic attack on Admiral Alex J. Burton

Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn has launched a homophobic attack on Admiral Alex J. Burton after he condemned Donald Trump’s actions which banned transgender people serving in the United States Army. Earlier this week, Burton tweeted ‘As an @RoyalNavy_LGBT champion and senior warfighter I am so glad we are not going this way.’ The post from...

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Chinese ban on ‘gay media’ sparks online backlash

A crackdown on material featuring same sex couples in China has sparked a backlash on the country’s micro-blogging website Sina Weibo. In total, there were 84 categories banned by the Chinese authorities. These included drugs, prostitution, erotic behavior and anything pertaining to homosexual activity. The ruling from Beijing not only bans anything sexual but also any...

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Church of England votes to accept trans people

The Church of England has voted to further recognise and include trans people in the church community. They voted at the General Synod over the weekend, where Reverend Chris Newlands said that the church should act as a welcoming place for those who are transitioning. He added that along with acceptance, guidance should be offered to all...

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Iraqi actor tortured and murdered because he ‘looked gay’

An actor in Iraq has been kidnapped and killed because he looked gay. Karar Noshi who is a graduate of Baghdad’s University of Fine Art was found dead on a busy road in the capital yesterday – two days after the aspiring actor was reported missing. According to the news website Kurdistan 24 there was...

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Russian TV channel offers gay people tickets to leave the country

A Russian TV channel is offering to pay for a one-way plane ticket for gay people to leave the country. Tsargrad TV, known for its religious affiliations and bias, posted a video on its social media channel making a serious offer to assist gay people with the cost of emigrating to another country. TV host Andrei...