FUSE news roundup January 2019

FUSE Magazine LGBTIQ video news Round Up. What happened in January 2019.

A CALL FOR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS REMOVAL
Australia | 08 JANUARY 2019

Human rights advocates called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to remove religious exemptions after the 'Religious Freedom Review' suggested the government allow faith-based schools to discriminate against students and staff on the basis of their sexual orientation.

RENEWED LGBT PURGE IN CHECHNYA
CHECHNYA | 14 JANUARY 2019

In a renewed crackdown on the LGBT community in Chechnya, around forty people were imprisoned during January, with two people dying from aggressive torture techniques. Authoritarian leader Ramzan Kadyrov denied the claims.

TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN IN THE US
US | 23 JANUARY 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Trump a victory on his policy barring many transgender people from the military, lifting lower court rulings that had blocked it on constitutional grounds from going into effect.

BOB KATTER, BEING GAY IS A 'FASHION TREND'
AUSTRALIA | 24 JANUARY 2019

While on his campaign trail in Queensland, right-wing politician Bob Katter told supporters being gay was just a “fashion trend” and that he was 50 years old before he had “ever seen or heard of a homosexual person”.

LGBT MENTAL HEALTH
AUSTRALIA | 24 JANUARY 2019

New research by The Australian Psychological Society revealed how the 2017 marriage equality debate and postal survey damaged the mental health of many LGBT Australians due to their frequent experiences with prejudice and discrimination.

SAME-SEX COUPLES RECOGNISED IN JAPAN
JAPAN | 29 JANUARY 2019

In a first for Japan, the east Tokyo city of Chiba held a ceremony to issue official certificates recognising the partnerships of LGBT couples. Although it’s a big step for the country, same-sex marriages are still illegal in Japan.

MAGICAL PRIDE AT DISNEY PARIS
FRANCE | 30 JANUARY 2019

Disneyland Paris announced that it will welcome guests to “discover the enchantment of Disney with the sparkle of pride" at its new event “Magical Pride” on 1 June 2019. The event will include a pride parade, live entertainment DJs and more.

Tags: Religion, World News, Equality

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