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United States Military Backtracking On Trans Service Members Under Trump?

In stark contrast to progress made under the Obama Presidency, the Department of Defence has announced that it will delay the enlistment of new transgender...

Germany Says Yes – Is Australia Next?

Germany has now become the 23rd country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage after an historic vote in the German parliament on Friday. The...
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Germany’s Angela Merkel Hints at Conscience Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled her intentions to change her party's policy on same-sex marriage during an interview with Germany's bestselling women's magazine,...
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A World of Pride Colours Our Biggest Cities in Rainbows

The world felt as though everything had turned rainbow on the weekend as the biggest pride celebrations took place. From Madrid to New York City,...
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...
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...