World

Apr25

Russia: social media snap gets school teacher fired for gay propaganda

POSTED ON // Saturday, 25 April 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Russia: social media snap gets school teacher fired for gay propaganda

A Russian school teacher has been fired after photos of her hugging and kissing her girlfriend appeared on social media.

Apr23

US: High School students stage anti gay day

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 April 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

US: High School students stage anti gay day

A group of students at a Washington county high school staged an anti gay day with over 100 students donning flannel shirts and sporting anti gay slogans in protest of their school’s recent observance of the National Day of Silence - a day which calls for actions against homophobia and anti gay bullying in schools.

Apr23

India's entrant to Mr Gay World quits after receiving threats

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 April 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

India's entrant to Mr Gay World quits after receiving threats

The Mr Gay World pageant in South Africa has been rocked following the withdrawl of one of the contestants, Thahir Mohammed Sayyed, after he was subjected to a range of homophobic abuse and threats were made against his family.

Apr23

Pope rejects France’s gay ambassador to Holy See

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 April 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Pope rejects France’s gay ambassador to Holy See

Pope Francis has reportedly met with France’s nominated ambassador to the Holy See, 55-year-old gay man Laurent Stefanini and said he would not accept his appointment.

Apr21

Help Irish citizens say 'I do'. Join the 'Yes Equality' campaign

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 April 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Help Irish citizens say 'I do'. Join the 'Yes Equality' campaign

Irish citizens living in Australia have launched a campaign to help raise awareness for the Irish Yes Equality campaign ahead of the Irish referendum on marriage equality.

Apr20

UK: Petition calls for Debenhams to drop D&G

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 April 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

UK: Petition calls for Debenhams to drop D&G

High end London retailer Debenhams has been presented with a petition signed by over 44,000 people calling for the store to stop stocking Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion line, following the designers’ comments dismissing IVF babies as synthetic children.

Apr20

100s protest closure of iconic London gay venue

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 April 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

100s protest closure of iconic London gay venue

Members of the LGBTI community turned out in force to protest the closure of The Black Cap in Camden – one of London’s most iconic drag venues.

Apr20

US: School slammed for reading students trans positive story book

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 April 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

US: School slammed for reading students trans positive story book

Parents at a Maine primary school were outraged when they discovered their children had been read a story about a trans teen as part of a lesson on tolerance and inclusion.