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Pakistani Passport

Which Asian Nation Has Just Issued Its First Transgender Passport?

History has been made with a long-time transgender advocate obtaining one of the first "Third Gender" passports in Asia. Farzana Jan has become the first...
Istanbul Pride

Déjà Vu As Istanbul Abandons Pride Festival

Organisers of the Istanbul Pride Festival have officially announced the celebrations' cancellation for the second year in a row, following repeated threats from an anti-LGBTI group. Sighting...
Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

What’s Behind The Mass Exodus From The HIV/AIDS Presidential Advisory Council?

A mass exodus in the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS has occurred with half a dozen members deciding to resign in just one week. Established to...
The Commonwealth

Historic Move By Commonwealth To Officially Recognise LGBTI Organisation

In a historic first for the Commonwealth, a coalition of LGBTI organisations has received official recognition and accreditation. The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN), which entails a network of 38...
RainbowYOUTH

End Of An Era For RainbowYOUTH New Zealand

RainbowYOUTH, a New Zealand organisation dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse people up to the ages of 27, is now on the hunt...
Church Of England Transgender

Transgender Renaming Ceremonies On The Cards For Church Of England?

In a bid to make transgender people feel more welcome within the Church of England, consideration will be made on whether or not to hold...
Columbus Pride

Homeland Security Investigating Threat To Columbus Pride By Ohio School Employee

A concerning Facebook post calling for the death of attendees of the Columbus Pride Festival is being investigated by local law enforcement and Homeland Security. The...
Dodgers Kiss Cam

Los Angeles Dodgers Celebrate Pride With Kiss Cam

With over eight thousand people in attendance, American professional baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated Pride month in the USA taking full advantage of kiss...
Leo Varadkar

Ireland Have Their First Gay Prime Minister

The majority-Catholic country of Ireland has formally elected not only their youngest but also their first openly gay Prime Minister. Leo Varadkar, the 38-year-old son...
Gay Panic

“Gay Panic” Still Acceptable Defence For Murder In USA?

New calls to amend legislation, and end the acceptance of both "gay panic" and "trans panic" defenses in cases of murder and assault have...