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Dutch Men Hold Hands Against Anti-LGBT Violence

A married couple was attacked by a group of young men while holding hands at night in the city of Arnhem. Straight Dutch men have launched a campaign to hold hands in solidarity. From politicians to police to priests, heterosexual men from the Netherlands have been showing their opposition to anti-LGBT violence by holding hands

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This same sex couple are both biological parents to triplets

A South African couple have been blessed to become fathers to, not one, not two but three children after their surrogate gave birth to triplets. The couple met their surrogate during the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, having been his neighbour. The two men, Theo and Christo Menelaou, are the biological parents of the children, having

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 29: Serbian Prime MInister Aleksandar Vucic makes a speech at the Serbia Investment Day at Central Hall Westminster, on October 29, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. The conference is part of plans to foster business relations between the UK and Serbia, creating investment options in Serbia, to support the country's emerging economic development. (Photo by Peter Dench/Getty Images for Serbia Investment Day)

Serbian PM appoints first gay Cabinet minister, says her sexuality is not a big deal

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has appointed an openly gay politician to his cabinet, in a historic first in the conservative country. Mr Vučić, who leads the right-wing Serbian Progressive Party, has been Prime Minister since 2014 and recently won re-election. This month he has been outlining his new government and re-appointing his Cabinet. As part of the

2016-02-24

Half of black gay men will get HIV in their lifetime

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have evaluated the HIV risk to gay African-American men for the first time.     The CDC, which has tracked data related to HIV transmission for many years, released a study which breaks down the ‘lifetime risk’ of HIV infection among groups including men who have sex with men.

2015-11-11

France ends ban on gay men donating blood

Gay men in France will now be allowed to donate blood, authorities have announced. The ban had drawn criticism from civil rights groups claiming it was discriminatory. France’s health minister announced the government was lifting its decades-long ban on gay men donating blood. The lifting of the ban would be enacted over an extended period

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Argentina lifts ban on gay and bi men donating blood

Argentina has changed its rules to allow gay and bisexual men to donate blood immediately. The country’s health ministry announced a resolution which allows men who have had sex with men to donate blood. It does away with previous rules which blocked gay and bisexual men from donating blood. The previous rules had been condemned

2015-09-03

First gay film to show in China theaters

Seek McCartney will become the first gay film to show in Chinese theaters later this year. The Chinese/French co-production, starring popular singer Han Geng and award-winning actor Jérémie Elkaïm, passed censors in its entirety after a year of deliberation. Director Wang Chao hailed the decision as ‘a small step for the regulator and a big step for filmmakers.’ ‘It