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The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the release of the Federal Government’s draft Religious Discrimination Bill today for public consultation, marking an important step in the national debate about the importance and protection of human rights. The first response follows the announcement by Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter today that the draft bill would now
Taiwan

Taiwan’s president this week gave a moving tribute to a legendary LGBTI rights campaigner, Chi Chia-wei. Tsai Ing-wen gave Chi the pen she used to sign the country’s same-sex marriage law on Wednesday (22 May). ‘I used this pen to sign the same-sex marriage bill. Please keep it as a token. May love unite everyone in this land’ she wrote in a letter to Chi shared on social media. The first same-sex couples to get married in Asia on Friday (24 May). Taiwan’s...
Taiwan

A 2017 court ruling means same-sex marriages will automatically become legal on 24 May At least 157 couples in Taiwan plan to wed on the first day same-sex marriage will be legal in Taiwan next month, according to a local rights organization. Same-sex marriage will automatically become legal in Taiwan on 24 May according to a Constitutional Court ruling in 2017. But, parliament plans to pass a bill to legislate the ruling ahead of the deadline. The government said last week it would...
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Hundreds of people gathered to protest and pay tribute to the victim An Algerian man died after two attackers came into his room, slit his throat and then wrote ‘gay’ on the wall with his own blood. 21-year-old medical student Assil Belalta returned home to his room around 7pm on Sunday night (10 February) in the area of Ben Aknoun, Algiers. Upon entering his room, two attackers followed him in and slit his throat. They also took his car keys. The killers then...
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Gamer Markiplier asked his 16million+ followers to donate to Human Rights Campaign in the US A California-based YouTube star has raised a staggering $130,000 (€122,000) for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) after appealing to his followers to donate. Markiplier, real name Mark Fischbach, launched his GoFundMe page on Monday. In just a few hours he smashed the $100,000 (€93,700) target. Announcing its launch at the start of the week, the 27-year-old said in a statement, ‘Today we stand by our LGBTQ+ friends...
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It was one of his first actions after his inauguration Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has stayed true to his word and signed executive orders targeting the LGBTI community. The ‘proud homophobe’ used his first day in office to sign the orders. They will affect the LGBTI community, indigenous groups and descendants of slaves. Just hours after his inauguration Bolsonaro removed LGBTI issues from consideration at the new human rights ministry, according to the Associated Press. He did not name another agency...
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He was jealous his trans girlfriend cheated on him with the victim A man who shot and chopped up the gay roommate of his girlfriend out of jealousy has now been given life sentence. Ciro Guarente murdered gay activist Vincenzo Ruggiero in Aversa, southern Italy, in July 2017. After shooting him dead, the killer also tried to conceal Ruggiero’s corpse by chopping it up, dissolving it in acid and hiding it in a garage. The killer was jealous of Ruggiero Guarente was jealous of...
come out

'I guess you could qualify me as pansexual' Brendon Urie, frontman of Panic! At the Disco, just came out as pansexual. In an interview with Paper, the I Write Sins Not Tragedies singer said he doesn’t ‘care’ about gender. He said: ‘I’m married to a woman and I’m very much in love with her. But I’m not opposed to a man because, to me, I like a person.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc6vs-l5dkc Urie continued: ‘Yeah I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don’t...
mexico

Three LGBTQ activists have been murdered in Guerrero, Mexico. The bodies of Roberto Vega, Carlos Uriel Lopez and Ruben Estrada were discovered by authorities in the city of Taxo. The Washington Blade reports that the men were out at a nightclub on Sunday, June 17 when they became the target of a group of men demanding money. They refused to pay and were grabbed, thrown in a van and driven away. Local news reports that all three died of gunshot wounds to the...
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Believers have changed their tune since marriage equality was made legal in the U A majority of US Muslims now support marriage equality. Over 40,000 Americans from across the US have been surveyed on social issues, and people of faith have improved their views on LGBTI rights. The Public Religion Research Institute’s 2017 American Values Atlas found despite continued opposition from leaders, believers are more relaxed about gay people marrying. The Supreme Court legalized marriage equality across all 50 states in 2015. Majority of...
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Eight victims have come forward to say they were molested as children Once again a pastor has proved that any previous talk of ‘protecting family values’ was hypocritical abusive nonsense. Pastor Matthew Dennis ‘Denny’ Patterson was an outspoken opponent against LGBTI rights in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2003, he took on a local LGBTI anti-discrimination law. He said he would ‘always oppose’ any attempt to stop progress on LGBTI rights in the state. He was arrested on multiple counts of child abuse for incidents that...
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President Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa says it is not his duty to do anything for LGBTI rights The new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has dashed the hopes of local LGBTI advocates. He has stated that he has little intention of making life easier for LGBTI people in the country. Mnangagwa, 75, recently replaced Robert Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years. The new President took part in an interview with CNN in Davos, Switzerland. The Swiss town is currently playing...
trump

Log Cabin Republican president: 'What a way to start the year!' President Donald Trump sent a letter congratulating a group of gay Republicans for their 40th year anniversary. The Log Cabin Republicans started in 1977 in California as a voice for gay conservatives. So President Trump wanted to mark their 40-year milestone with a signed letter of congratulations. He wrote: ‘We are a Nation founded on the undeniable truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of...
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Jong Hyun was attacked by trolls in 2013 for openly supporting a bi trans student on Twitter A K-Pop star who is known for supporting the LGBTI community has passed away. Jong Hyun was a member of South Korean pop group SHINee. The singer was at his rented apartment in southern Seoul, South Korea. Gangnam Police said they received a phone call from his sister at 4:42pm (local time). Jong Hyun reportedly sent his sister a number of messages with his ‘last goodbye.’ Medics arrived...

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