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Gay Movie “Moonlight” Wins the Oscars After Dramatic Mistake

Moonlight has made Oscars history as the first gay-themed film to win Best Picture and was a win for LGBTI people of colour everywhere. In what is set to become arguably the most memorable moment in an Academy Awards ceremony ever, Moonlight won Best Picture after it was mistakenly announced as La La Land. On

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Thousands of UK Men Posthumously Pardoned for Historic Gay Sex Crimes

Thousands of gay and bisexual men were posthumously pardoned for historic gay sex crimes last month on January 31, 2017. The Policing and Crime Bill, known as ‘Turing’s Law’, gives pardons to anyone who has died with a crime on their record but only if it would not be considered a crime today. ‘This is

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Science Proved Why Trans Kids Need to Be Themselves

A new study has revealed the benefits of letting transgender kids be themselves. Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are far higher among trans people than cisgendered, especially among children. But now a study has explained in science why letting trans kids just be themselves is better for them. The new study, published

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Norway Could Introduce a Third Gender Option on Passports

The Norwegian Labour Party has proposed that it could introduce a third gender option on passports. The party proposed that the third option, ‘hen’ could be introduced for those who do not identify as male or female. The AP wrote in its draft policies for 2017-2021, that it would consider introducing the third gender option.

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Chilean President to Promote Marriage Bill Debate

The Chilean government has formally begun the long-delayed process through which citizens can debate a proposed marriage equality bill. President Michelle Bachelet made the announcement on Jan. 20 at La Moneda Palace, fulfilling one of her most long-awaited campaign promises she made before she was elected president for a second term in 2013: The beginning

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Boy Scouts of America Says It Will Welcome Transgender Children

One of the largest US youth organizations is making a major change to its identity. The Boy Scouts have made strides recently in welcoming members of the LGBT community into the fold. One of the largest youth organizations in the US said on Monday it was allowing transgender children who identify as boys to join

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Church of Norway Approves Same-Sex-Inclusive Liturgy

The Church of Norway has approved a new liturgy inclusive of same-sex weddings taking place in churches there. The measure was approved by 89 of the members of the general synod at the Evangelical-Lutheran church in Trondheim on Monday. Delegate Gard Sandaker-Nilsen said of the vote: “This is the day when a prayer and a

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Lebanon is Getting Closer to Decriminalising Homosexuality

A judge in Lebanon has conceded that homosexuality should not be illegal in a landmark case that may change the future of LGBT people living in the country. Judge Rabih Maalouf declared that “homosexuality is a personal choice, and not a punishable offence” in the ruling which referenced Article 183. The article states that “An

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Lush Features a Gay Couple in Their Valentine’s Ad

The handmade cosmetics brand has some Valentine’s Day goodies that everyone can use. Lush released a Valentine’s Day advertising campaign featuring gay couples and people are loving it. The handmade cosmetics brand posted a photo of a gay couple sharing a bath together. The Lush website banner also includes a lesbian couple playing with bubbles in

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Australia Says No to Civil Celebrants Allowed to Reject Same Sex Marriages

92.6% of LGBTI survey respondents are against civil celebrants being exempt from performing same-sex marriages due to religious convictions. A survey of LGBTI Australians reveals concerns about legal discrimination in refusing to perform same-sex marriages. Funded by PFLAG, the survey showed huge opposition among LGBTI Australians to exemptions targeted exclusively at same-sex couples. When asked

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European Parliament Condemns Homophobia in Indonesia

Last Thursday, January 19, 2017 the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it condemns the growing intolerance towards LGBTI people in Indonesia. In the resolution, the European Parliament “strongly condemns all acts of violence, harassment and intimidation against minorities” and “calls on the government and lawmakers to refrain from further restricting the rights of

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Sri Lanka Just Took a Decision on Whether to Legalise Homosexuality

Sri Lanka’s top politicians have taken a decision on legalising homosexuality. The cabinet met yesterday to discuss proposals to decriminalise same-sex acts. Currently same-sex acts, by a person of any gender, are illegal under Sri Lankan law. Households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for any the protection given to married couples. Some private