World

Dec24

'Canadian Cannibal' found guilty of first degree murder

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 24 December 2014 Written by // Ron Hughes

'Canadian Cannibal' found guilty of first degree murder

Luka Rocco Magnotta has been found guilty of first degree murder and other charges following the killing and dismemberment of his lover Lin Jun.

Dec24

US eases ban on gay men donating blood

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 24 December 2014 Written by // Ron Hughes

US eases ban on gay men donating blood

US health authorities yesterday came into line with other nations by easing their blanket ban on gay men donating blood.

Dec18

'I am a proud gay man': US.swim champ Tom Luchsinger battles demons and comes out

POSTED ON // Thursday, 18 December 2014 Written by // Sabine Brix

'I am a proud gay man': US.swim champ Tom Luchsinger battles demons and comes out

US swimming champion Tom Luchsinger has revealed how he battled years of self-loathing and hate as a closeted man and how his life has improved drastically since he came out.

Dec18

Scots congratulate Melbourne couple on same-sex wedding

POSTED ON // Thursday, 18 December 2014 Written by // Ron Hughes

Scots congratulate Melbourne couple on same-sex wedding

A Melbourne same-sex couple has been congratulated by the Scottish parliament for being the first in the world to be married under Scotland's new marriage laws.

Dec16

Trans voter registration debacle in UK

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 16 December 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Trans voter registration debacle in UK

Trans people have highlighted significant issues with the UK government’s new online electoral registration system which requires them to give details of their previous name before allowing them to register to vote.

Dec15

Nobody born gay twin is actually a gay model

POSTED ON // Monday, 15 December 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Nobody born gay twin is actually a gay model

A billboard campaign for the Parents and Friends of Ex Gays (PFOX) purporting to be a photo of twins and suggesting ‘Nobody is Born Gay’ is actually a photo of a South African model who is gay.

Dec12

Google + to introduce infinite gender options

POSTED ON // Friday, 12 December 2014 Written by // Sabine Brix

Google + to introduce infinite gender options

Social networking site Google + will introduce a new gender option which allows users to choose a term they best identify with instead of relying upon binary options such as male, female and other.

Dec10

NZ Baptist church network condemns pastor’s hate speech

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 10 December 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

NZ Baptist church network condemns pastor’s hate speech

New Zealand’s national union of Baptist churches has said it is appalled by the comments of West City Baptist Church pastor Logan Robertson who urged a gay writer to kill himself.