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Chechnya Refugee

“Normal Life” For Chechen Refugee In France

Following his escape from Chechnya, the first Chechen refugee welcomed into France has opened up about his time in Chechnya, and his transition into his...
Emmanuel Macron and Putin

French Welcome Gay Refugees From Chechnya

France has officially welcomed their first gay refugee fleeing from Chechnya, following the country's horrific discrimination against gay men. The arrival of the man whose identity has...
Rela

Suspicious Shutdown of Lesbian Dating App in China

With over 6.5 Million users, the Chinese dating app Rela has been disabled and shut-down, leaving users both puzzled and frustrated. Established in 2012, Rela had claimed...
Mr Gay Belgium 2017 Jaimie Deblieck (Instagram)

New Mr Gay Belgium Wants to Champion Workplace Rights for LGBTI...

An 18-year-old horticulture student has been elected the new Mr. Gay Belgium following a gala event in Antwerp on the weekend. Jaimie Deblieck, from the...
World OutGames

2017 World OutGames On The Rocks

Just hours before opening ceremonies were scheduled to take place in Miami, the 2017 World OutGames have officially been cancelled, bar a handful of exceptions. With thousands...

Taiwan Says Yes

In another first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, paving the way for the island to become...
Church of Scotland

Church of Scotland Backing Same-Sex Marriage?

The Church of Scotland may be about to take a massive progressive step forwards, as the church looks to amend its stance on same-sex...
Lithuania LGBTI

Lithuania Grants Refugee Status To Gay Men Fleeing Chechnya

The eastern European nation of Lithuania has granted refugee status to gay men fleeing The Chechen Republic, following accusations of genocide against gay people. As one of the...
A police officer escorts two men accused of having gay sex into a holding cell prior to their trial at sharia court in Banda Aceh AP

Indonesian Men Guilty of Gay Sex Sentenced to 85 Lashes

Two Indonesian men have become the first to be sentenced to public caning after being caught having gay sex. After eikon reported back in April,...

Symbol of Hope for First Asian Winner of Mr Gay World

Newly crowned winner of Mr. Gay World 2017 John Raspado said his win will give a much-needed boost to members of the LGBT community in...