FUSE news roundup | 1-17 MARCH 2019
FUSE LGBTIQ video news Round Up | 1-17 MARCH 2019
BEST LGBT TRAVEL SPOTS IN 2019
INTERNATIONAL | 1 MARCH 2019
Canada, Portugal and Sweden were named the world's most LGBT friendly travel destinations in the latest 2019 edition of the Spartacus Gay Travel Guide. Australia landed the 28th spot with Argentina and Andorra. The U.S. tied with Cuba in 47th place.
INJECTABLE PREP COMING SOON
INTERNATIONAL | 5 MARCH 2019
The head of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease announced that long-lasting injectable PrEP could be available in a couple of years and would mark a huge step in combatting HIV/AIDS around the world.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
AUSTRALIA | 10 MARCH 2019
The Human Rights Law Centre called out the Australian Coalition Government for failing to sign the United Nations International Women's Day statement, which called for policies and legislation that respect women’s and girls' rights to bodily autonomy.
GERMANY OFFERS LGBT COMPENSATION
GERMANY | 13 MARCH 2019
Germany has begun offering compensation to men who faced criminal investigations under historical anti-gay laws and extended compensation for all LGBT people who faced oppression under authorities following the fall of the Nazis.
LGBTI CATHOLICS MEET THE POPE
VATICAN | 14 MARCH 2019
Pope Francis met with a small group of LGBTI Catholics in St Peter’s Square. Progressive Catholics considered it a landmark meeting, saying it's “another small step in the great acceptance of LGBTI people within the Church”.
SAME-SEX BLESSINGS BY EVANGELICAL CHURCH
AUSTRIA | MARCH 15 2019
After weeks of discussion, the Austrian Evangelical Church voted to publicly allow same-sex couples to receive a church blessing during public ceremonies of worship. The move was approved by 45 votes to 18.
MILO YIANNOPOULOS BANNED FROM AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIA | 17 MARCH 2019
The far-right gay British extremist — try and get your head around that one — Milo Yiannopoulos was forced to cancel his Australian tour after his visa was revoked over his remarks about the New Zealand terror attack.
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