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Lawmaker previously likened LGBTI people to a terrorist group and the Ku Klux Klan A Republican lawmaker has given a threatening response when asked what he would do if his kids were gay. Eric Porterfield, a Trump-supporting West Virginia lawmaker, was also under fire this week. He has previously likened LGBTI people to a terrorist group and the Ku Klux Klan. Republican lawmaker grins as he said he would see if a gay child could ‘swim’ A WVVA reporter asked what would happen if...
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In April, Aceh passed a law to no longer do this in public Authorities flogged a gay couple more than 80 times each in Indonesia’s conservative province Aceh on Friday (13 July). According to a report by ABS-CBN News, the men were part of a group of 15 who were flogged in front of a vocal crowd. Authorities punished them for having gay sex. Islamic law in the province outlaws such acts. Aceh is the only Indonesian province to enforce such Islamic...

Gays have been compared to pedophiles, adulterers and even murderers, but never this before Ghana’s chief psychiatrist has compared gay sex to an orgasm after sniffing underwear. Dr Kwesi Osei has slammed LGBTI rights activists who are calling on the government to decriminalizeing homosexuality. He stressed that homosexuality was comparable to the usual horrors of pedophilia and bestiality. Osei but also picked the fetish of sniffing underwear to compare gay sex to, an act that has amused activists. Ghana chief psychiatrist compares gay sex...
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Even speaking up for LGBTI rights in Nigeria can get you into trouble A group of brave Nigerians have taken to the streets of the capital Lagos to show their solidarity with the country’s LGBTI people. The protesters hit the streets on the country’s National Day of Mourning to raise awareness about the homophobic violence and murders of LGBTI people. The National Day of Mourning commemorates the countless Nigerians who lost their lives to different kinds of violence. The Bisi Alimi Foundation...
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See the full list of countries Malta just topped the list for the most LGBTI-friendly country in Europe. ILGA-Europe ranked a total of 49 countries for its annual review of the human rights situation of LGBTI people in Europe. Malta topped the list with a score of 91%, far out-reaching any other country. Then came Belgium (78%), Norway (77%), United Kingdom (73%), Finland (73%) and France (72%). With same-sex marriage legal as of last year in Malta, it ticks almost every criteria on the...
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Travis Wall stars in the mesmermizing dance Art is a powerful thing — it can uplift, empower, break barriers, and heal. That’s everything this new version of This Is Me does and more. From the Hugh Jackman-starrer The Greatest Showman, This Is Me is a song about being who you are and being confident. In the movie, the people appearing in PT Barnum’s show (aka oddities) sing it, with a bearded woman taking the lead. In this new take, Broadway veteran Shoshana...
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'How could I subscribe to a religion that just didn't account for gay people?' New Zealand’s new Prime Minister has vowed to be a progressive leader. Jacinda Ardern’s left-leaning Labour party will form a coalition government with NZ First and the Green party. Jacinda Ardern is now leader of New Zealand ‘This is an exciting day. We aspire to be a government for all New Zealanders and one that will seize the opportunity to build a fairer, better New Zealand,’ she announced. ‘We will...
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You might be surprised by some of the Western countries who voted against The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to condemn countries who use the death penalty on gay people. Although the resolution passed with 27 countries voting for the measure – 13 countries including the United States voted against. In the vote on Friday 27 September, seven countries also abstained. Being gay is still punishable by death in six countries including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen. Although not countrywide, there...
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Alfred MacDonald pointed out to a friend that in some Muslim countries he could be killed for being LGBTI Alfred MacDonald left University of Texas at San Antonio after feeling ‘difficult to stay motivated’. He had made the comments during an out-of-class conversation with another graduate student. They had been discussing the ‘religious leanings of philosophy professors.’ He pointed out that in some Muslim countries, he could be executed for being bisexual. A few days after the conversation, he was called in for...
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'The 'no' campign is trying to dehumanize LGBTI people' Personal experiences with homophobia have driven a group of psychologists to provide free psychological support for LGBTI people during Australia’s postal survey on marriage equality. Australians are currently receiving ballots in the mail asking if they agree the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry. The postal survey has caused great distress to Australia’s LGBTI community. Sydney’s LGBTI youth service Twenty10 has had a 20% increase in the amount of...
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'Today the government broke the hearts of gay and lesbian people in Australia' Australia’s Liberal Party government has just voted to retain its policy to decide marriage equality with a public vote – known as a plebiscite. The party has just finished an emergency meeting to resolve the issue. Only seven out of 83 Liberal politicians voted for a free vote. Last year the government tried to pass plebiscite enabling legislation but it was shut down in the Senate. Since then, Prime Minister...
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‘If love happens here, it happens everywhere.' These young people marched with National Student Pride at London Pride 2017. This year’s parade had the theme #LoveHappensHere which was even coupled with it’s own Twitter emoji. Inspired by 2017 marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in England organizers say they wanted to send a message out to those parts of the world where being gay remains a crime. We asked some of the young people and students in the parade...
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OMG, nobody tell them what #masc4masc means Four bodybuilders protested against LGBTI people in Indonesia by running down the street topless and then flexing their muscles for media. Taking to the streets of Solo (also known as Surakarta) a city in the Java province, the bodybuilders were carrying signs and also protesting the presence of gay people at gyms. This was following the detainment of 141 men who were at a ‘gay party’ at the Atlantis fitness centre last month. One of the...
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'This doesn’t even begin to compare to how furious you would be if you were told you were not allowed to marry the person you love,' say Ben & Jerry’s Ben & Jerry’s announced today that it was barring customers at is 26 stores in Australia from ordering two scoops of the same flavor. It’s doing so to highlight the lack of marriage equality for LGBTI people in Australia. ‘Imagine heading down to your local Scoop Shop to order your favorite two...

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Ben Hardy, X-Men: Apocalypse star, goes full-frontal in the play “Judas Kiss.” These several revealing images of British actor leaked soon to the Internet. Hardy appeared naked...

OMG. American actor and model Max Emerson hasn’t been shy about showing off his assets on social media. The 29-year-old previously went skinny dipping and stripped...