World

Nov25

Gambia president signs law punishing homosexuality with life in prison

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 25 November 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Gambia president signs law punishing homosexuality with life in prison

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has signed into law a new Bill that punishes ‘aggravated homosexuality’ with life in prison. Previously homosexuality was punishable by jail sentences up to 14-years.

Nov24

Nashville Grizzlies win right to host 2016 Bingham Cup

POSTED ON // Monday, 24 November 2014 Written by // Andrew Shaw

 Nashville Grizzlies win right to host 2016 Bingham Cup

Following a highly competitive bidding process, the Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament (Bingham Cup), will be returning to the USA in May 2016 to be hosted by the Nashville Grizzlies RFC in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Nov22

Winnie the Pooh should wear pants says Poland Council

POSTED ON // Saturday, 22 November 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Winnie the Pooh should wear pants says Poland Council

AA Milne’s much-loved creation, Winnie the Pooh, has been banned from being the patron of a new children’s playground in a small town in Poland due to his lack of pants!

Nov19

Irish 'gay bull' saved by Simpsons creator

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 19 November 2014 Written by // Ron Hughes

Irish 'gay bull' saved by Simpsons creator

The saga of Benjy the gay bull appears to be over, with The Simpsons creator Sam Simon buying him and having him sent to a sanctuary.

Nov19

Surprise 'sing-in' against homophobia

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 19 November 2014 Written by // Ron Hughes

Surprise 'sing-in' against homophobia

Passengers on the tram network in the northern England town of Manchester were treated on Monday to a surprise concert by a gay and lesbian choir who were protesting against a recent homophobic attack on the line.

Nov18

Michael Sam named one of GQ's 'Men of the Year'

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 18 November 2014 Written by // Sabine Brix

Michael Sam named one of GQ's 'Men of the Year'

The NFL's first openly gay player Michael Sam has made GQ Magazine's Men of the Year list.

Nov18

OKCupid to trial new gender and sexual identity options

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 18 November 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

OKCupid to trial new gender and sexual identity options

Popular US Dating site OkCupid will be rolling out changes to users’ profiles to allow them to select from a greater range of gender identities and sexualities.

Nov15

Watch: Irish ad campaign calls for support for marriage equality

POSTED ON // Saturday, 15 November 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Watch: Irish ad campaign calls for support for marriage equality

A new ad campaign being shown in Ireland is urging the nation’s young people to register to vote so they can vote in support of the 2015 referendum on civil marriages for same-sex couples.