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Indonesia Air Force

Indonesian Air Force Claims Homosexuality is a Mental Disorder

The Indonesian Air Force has caused controversy after claims that the service has decided not to accept LGBT recruits as it believes that homosexuality is a...
HIV

Once-a-Week Pill Could Soon Be a Reality in HIV Treatment

A once-weekly pill designed to stay in the stomach to deliver a gradual long-lasting dose of medications to combat HIV is being developed to...
US Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court Fails to Challenge Anti-LGBTI Law

The United States Supreme Court has failed to take any legal challenges against a Mississippi “religious freedom” law enabling discrimination against LGBT people. The Supreme...
LGBTI India

Will India Finally Legalise Homosexuality in 2018?

India’s Supreme Court is set to review the nations continued criminalisation of homosexuality, following successful challenges to the laws constitutional legitimacy. The decision which was announced on Monday...
Adam Rippon

First Openly Gay Athlete to Make United States Winter Olympic Team

History has been made following American figure skater Adam Rippon's qualification for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, making him the United States first openly gay...
Canada

Vancouver to Become First Canadian City to Ban ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy?

The west coast, Canadian City of Vancouver will soon make a decision on plans to ban harmful 'gay conversion' therapies within its city limits. The...
Steven Anderson

Jamaica Urged to Ban Anti-Gay U.S. Pastor

The Jamaican Government is being urged to ban an anti-gay pastor from the United States from entering the country. The petition created by Jamaican activist...
Film Festival Uganda

Uganda’s LGBTIQ Film Festival Successfully Completes Screenings in Secret

Uganda's Queer Kampala International Film Festival has defied all odds and the Ugandan authorities by successfully completing its second annual screening in secret following...
Trans Ban

New Year Sees US Military Accepting Transgender Recruits Ignoring Trump “Ban”

From January 1, the United States military has officially begun accepting new openly transgender applicants to serve, despite the presidents "ban." The historic date in...
St Helena

Marriage Equality for Island of St Helena

St Helena, the remote volcanic outpost in the South Atlantic Ocean, famous as the place of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile and death, has voted to...