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ADDED ON: 01/13/2020

Alibaba praised by China’s gay community for ad recognizing same-sex couples

Online gay communities in China are lauding e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for releasing a subtle ad that appears to feature a gay couple returning home for the Lunar New Year.…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2020

AIDS, the Catholic Church and LGBT issues today

In the series finale of ‘Plague,’ we look at what’s happening in the church in HIV and AIDS care today and then reflects on comments and questions from listeners about the ongoing…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2020

Israel Justice minister blasts education minister’s ‘backwards’ remarks on LGBT couples

Justice Minister Amir Ohana lambasted Education Minister Rafi Peretz on Saturday for comments Peretz made in a newspaper interview, where he appeared to call same-sex marriage unnatural. Peretz was asked by Yedioth…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2020

Was Oman’s Late Sultan the ‘Only Gay Monarch’ in the World and Why Do People Care?

Although Sultan Qaboos' sexuality has been open to question for decades, the recent death of the 79-year-old Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said on Friday night has re-ignited a conversation surrounding…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2020

Glam Slam event rolls out welcome mat for Margaret Court

As the organiser of Australia’s biggest LGBTQI tennis tournament, the Glam Slam, Rowen D’Souza finds it useful to be ‘‘a little bit cheeky’’. In November at a function in Perth, he approached…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2020

Right wing students accost drag queen at children’s library event to ‘defend LNP values’

An Australian pop star has slammed a group of right wing student protestors for yelling anti LGBT slogans at a family event featuring a drag queen. In a video showing the protest,…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2020

Activists welcome new gender-based police unit

Head of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, Dr Gabrielle Hosein, has welcomed the launch of a new Gender-Based Violence Unit within the police service to…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2020

Depok mayor calls for more anti-LGBT raids in wake of Reynhard Sinaga case

In response to reports that the family of Reynhard Sinaga, an Indonesian convicted serial rapist in the United Kingdom, lives in Depok, West Java, the city's mayor has instructed his administration to…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2020

Brazil top court rejects attempt to remove LGBT movie from Netflix

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lower court’s decision to remove a Netflix comedy that displayed Jesus Christ in a gay relationship. Minister Dias Toffoli stated that “the exercise of freedom…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2020

Perth dance for older members of the LGBT community

Older members of the local LGBT community will be able to attend a social dance next weekend. The LGBT Elders Social Dance will be held at Perth Theatre on Saturday, January 18,…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2020

Trump Adviser Promoted Gay Conversion Therapy and Said HIV Was ‘God’s Moral Law’

President Donald Trump recently appointed anti-Muslim and anti-LGBTQ cable news pundit Jenna Ellis as a senior legal adviser to him and his campaign. Ellis has promoted harmful and ineffective conversion therapy; claimed…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2020

Brazil issues new rules, lowers age for gender reassignment surgery

Brazil’s independent medical regulator announced new rules for treating transgender patients on Thursday, including lowering the age when trans people can have gender reassignment surgery to 18 from 21 years old. The…

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