An Egyptian court has acquitted 26 men arrested in a televised raid last month by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse, a ruling that set off deafening cheers and jubilation inside the courtroom as some of the defendants uncovered their faces and wept openly in relief.
Scott Morrison expects the fight for marriage equality in Australia to come to a permanent end if a nationwide vote on the issue fails.
Over the past few weeks fear and loathing has reigned in the Safe Schools and same-sex marriage debates. Arguments around sexual diversity dominated the final week of the last parliamentary session before the budget, with bitter divisions over same-sex marriage and the Safe Schools Coalition.
What where they thinking? A gay porn studio - US-based studio Men.com - has sparks massive outrage over their latest gay porn film 'Didgeridoo Me' showing men having a sex with a DIDGERIDOO. It's been branded racist incredibly disrespectful and culturally offensive to Australian Aborigines.
Seven men have been jailed for six months in Senegal, after they were found guilty of homosexuality. A court in Dakar heard police caught the men having sex during a raid.
The mother of one of the accused told the authorities her son was gay, but she failed to show up as a prosecution witness at the trial.
Photo: Volunteers spray disinfectant in the gay Itaewon district of Seoul after a cluster of cases linked to its nightclubs. Yonhap/EPA
Gay Korea: homophobia sparked by Seoul coronavirus cluster driven by Protestant right.
The Korean LGBTQ+ community knew to prepare for an anti-gay onslaught after it emerged that a person with an asymptomatic COVID-19 infection had been partying in Itaewon, a gay nightlife district in the South Korean capital, Seoul. The community is used to being shamed for just living their lives or blamed for spreading disease.
Advocacy ads exploit our emotions in divisive debates. The same-sex marriage debate in Australia was always bound to be divisive and emotive. And as a public vote on whether it should be legalised nears, the role of advocacy ads will become increasingly important in swaying the opinion of undecided voters.
India's gay community scrambling after court decision recriminalises homosexuality. After five years of reform, homosexuals face renewed threat of jail.
Back in 2009, Lesley Esteves was dancing in the streets after judges in Delhi decriminalised homosexuality. When the Delhi High Court suspended the draconian Section 377 of the Indian penal code which dated from the days of British rule, India’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community thought there was no turning back.
The Indian Supreme Court has legaliSed homosexuality, overturning a 157 year ban on consensual gay sex.
In a nearly five hundred page unanimous decision issued on 6 September 2018, India’s highest court affirmed that “whenever the constitutional courts come across a situation of transgression or dereliction in the sphere of fundamental rights which are also the basic human rights of a section, howsoever small part of the society, then it is for the constitutional courts to ensure that constitutional morality prevails over social morality.”
She's from the lowest caste and beat her opponent by 4,500 votes. A transgender woman from the lowest caste in India was elected mayor on Sunday, making her the first openly transgender mayor in the country’s history.
US artist and activist Gilbert Baker, best known for creating the rainbow flag representing gay rights, has died at the age of 65. Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco-based activist and artist best known for creating the rainbow flag representing gay rights, has died at the age of 65, his longtime friend announced on social media.
"If my election today shows anything, it is that prejudice has no hold in this Republic." Ireland's governing Fine Gael party has elected Leo Varadkar as its new leader, choosing the gay, 38-year-old son of an Indian immigrant to succeed Enda Kenny as prime minister in a striking sign of the country's rapid social change.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hinted that same-sex marriage should be brought before Parliament via a cross-party bill, in a major shift in his language on the reform. 'If our Parliament were to make a big decision on a matter such as this, it ought to be owned by the Parliament and not by any particular party.'
Legalize Same-Sex Relationships, UN Chief Urges India, Says Anti-Gay Law Breeds Intolerance.United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said this week that India’s anti-homosexuality laws are responsible for breeding intolerance...
The Liberal Party has voted overwhelmingly to put its same-sex marriage plebiscite legislation back to the Senate, in a decisive rejection of the push by rebel backbenchers to get a quick free vote in Parliament. If the Senate, as expected, rejects the plebiscite again, the government will move to a voluntary postal ballot –
The Labor Party will push for a binding vote on same-sex marriage at their national conference. The party's current position is to allow a conscience vote out of respect for the religious views of members. But frontbencher Penny Wong says it's a matter of discrimination, and party policy should reflect this.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has requested an investigation into a taxpayer-funded program helping LGBTI school students. The Safe Schools education program is set to be reviewed after criticism from some Coalition backbenchers.
Michigan Senate in the US has passed a bill 'SB 219' saying sodomy is a felony punishable by 15 years in prison. Lawmaker Says Removing Sodomy Ban Would Kill An Important Animal Protection Bill.
In rare public comments the Church of the Latter-Day Saints has warned against intolerance and endorsed Utah anti-discrimination laws but said religious people had a right to views based on faith.
Mother Teresa's charity shuts down all adoptions in India so kids won't have gay parents even though, there is an estimated 20 million orphaned children living in India. The charity founded by Mother Teresa has shut down all of its adoption services in India so the children will not have gay or divorced parents.