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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...
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...