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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...
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...
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...
Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump Needs To Do More If She Truely Wants To...

President of the Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin has come out criticizing Ivanka Trump, with claims that the first Daughter, is not an LGBTI ally despite...
Candian PM Justin Trudeau

Denial Of A Childs Gender Identity Now Considered A Form Of...

New legislation passed in Ontario, Canada now gives the government the ability to protect children and place them in appropriate care, should their caregiver not support their gender identity. The Youth and Families Act of 2017, also known as Bill...
US Soccer

Outrage As US Soccer Team Dons Rainbow Jersey In Support Of...

The United States official soccer team has been at the forefront of criticism from a large number of fans following their donning of rainbow coloured...