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Jun27

Trans person attacked at Orlando vigil in Seattle

POSTED ON // Monday, 27 June 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

 Trans person attacked at Orlando vigil in Seattle

A trans person in Seattle was attacked and beaten whilst leaving a fundraiser for the victims of the Orlando massacre.

Jun22

One year abstinence for Canada's gay blood donors

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 22 June 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

One year abstinence for Canada's gay blood donors

Gay men will now have to abstain from sex for a year rather than the previous compulsive exclusionary period of five years, if they want to donate blood in Canada.

Jun21

EU votes to improve LGBTI rights

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 June 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

EU votes to improve LGBTI rights

The 28-member council of the European Union (EU) has voted on a Netherlands backed agreement to work at eliminating discrimination against women and LGBTI people and back measures for gender equality.

Jun21

US Senate fails to pass new gun laws in wake of Orlando massacre

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 June 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

US Senate fails to pass new gun laws in wake of Orlando massacre

A week since the worst mass shooting in American history, and the US senate has failed to pass a slew of gun laws which would inhibit the purchase of guns by those on terror watch lists and limit access to the sale of guns at gun shows.

Jun20

100s line-up to get Orlando and Pulse tattoos

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 June 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

100s line-up to get Orlando and Pulse tattoos

100s of LGBTI people and their allies lined the streets of Orlando yesterday patiently waiting to get themselves inked in memory of the victims of the Orlando massacre at Pulse night club, which saw 49 people killed and 53 injured in the largest mass shooting in US history.

Jun20

Angel wings block Westboro protesters at Orlando funerals

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 June 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Angel wings block Westboro protesters at Orlando funerals

Orlando’s Shakespeare Theatre and the Angel Action Wings Project donned white robes and angel wings to block the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing the funerals of gay people who had died in the Orlando massacre.

Jun20

Marriage equality trending following leader’s debate

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 June 2016

Marriage equality trending following leader’s debate

According to stats released by Twitter and Facebook – marriage equality was a hot topic in the leader’s debate featuring Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull.

Jun20

Marines under investigation for homophobic Snapchat

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 June 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Marines under investigation for homophobic Snapchat

Two US marines are under investigation after one uploaded an offensive photo to Snapchat in which a uniformed marine is seen pointing a gun at the camera with the caption “Coming to a gay bar near you!”.

Jun20

Beijing court to hear case against homophobic textbooks

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 June 2016 Written by // Rachel Cook

Beijing court to hear case against homophobic textbooks

In a win for the Chinese LGBT community a Beijing court will review a decision over textbooks, which describe homosexuality as a ‘psychological disorder’.

Jun18

Istanbul bans gay pride march

POSTED ON // Saturday, 18 June 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Istanbul bans gay pride march

Istanbul’s annual gay pride parade has been banned following government concerns of violence.