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Apr10

US basketball player Derrick Gordon comes out

POSTED ON // Thursday, 10 April 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

US basketball player Derrick Gordon comes out

A sophomore college student has become the first openly gay basketball player in the US National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1.

Apr10

What to do if you meet a lesbian: Hilarious lesbian cheat sheet unearthed

POSTED ON // Thursday, 10 April 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

What to do if you meet a lesbian: Hilarious lesbian cheat sheet unearthed

What to do if you meet a lesbian: Hilarious lesbian cheat sheet unearthed
New York Magazine pop critic Judy Rosen unearthed an ‘educational’ gem whilst friend’s were packing for a move. The typed handout was from a 1988 UW Madison Women’s Studies Class and purported to give hints to students about what to do if they met a lesbian.

Apr08

Rainbow family to meet William and Kate

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 08 April 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Rainbow family to meet William and Kate

A rainbow family will be amongst those introduced to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their next public engagement in New Zealand.

Apr08

Watch: US company Honey Maid's awesome message of Love

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 08 April 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Watch: US company Honey Maid's awesome message of Love

In March US biscuit company Honey Maid aired a new commercial on the wholesomeness of family which featured two gay dads.

Apr07

Lesbian only cemetery opens in Germany

POSTED ON // Monday, 07 April 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Lesbian only cemetery opens in Germany

A 200-year-old Georgen Parochial cemetery in Prenzlauer Berg, a district to the east of Berlin, has opened Europe’s first lesbian only burial ground.

Apr07

Mormon church continues opposition to gay marriage

POSTED ON // Monday, 07 April 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Mormon church continues opposition to gay marriage

One of the Mormon Church’s highest ranking officials, Neil Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve, has gone on the record to say the church does not support gay marriage.

Apr07

UK teacher resigns after parents complain gay is not ok

POSTED ON // Monday, 07 April 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

UK teacher resigns after parents complain gay is not ok

An assistant head teacher at a Birmingham Primary School has resigned after complaints from parents regarding his teaching methods, which included classes that suggested it is OK to be gay.

Apr07

Russian judges rule gay pride ban illegal

POSTED ON // Monday, 07 April 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Russian judges rule gay pride ban illegal

Six judges from the Presidium of Kostroma Regional court in Russia have ruled that banning two gay pride rallies last year was illegal.

Apr04

Firefox CEO Brendan Eich resigns amidst Prop 8 backlash

POSTED ON // Friday, 04 April 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Firefox CEO Brendan Eich resigns amidst Prop 8 backlash

Less than two weeks after securing the top job at Mozilla, CEO Brendan Eichs has stepped down. Eich was the subject of an internet backlash after it was revealed he had made a donation in support of Proposition 8 – the recently struck down California law which overturned gay marriage.

Apr02

Russia to ban Blue is the Warmest Colour

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 02 April 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Russia to ban Blue is the Warmest Colour

Russia’s League of Safe Internet is on a quest to have Abdellatif Kechiche' s Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or award winning lesbian coming of age flick, Blue is the Warmest Colour, banned.

Apr02

Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award to be presented at AIDS 2014

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 02 April 2014 Written by // James May

 Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award to be presented at AIDS 2014

A prestigious award recognising exemplary human rights efforts in the field of HIV/AIDS will be presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne in July. 

Mar28

LGBTI teachers in UK bullied

POSTED ON // Friday, 28 March 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

LGBTI teachers in UK bullied

On the eve of the first same-sex weddings in the UK, a report released by the UK Teacher Support Network has revealed two thirds of school staff polled feel they are ill-prepared to teach LGBTI issues or talk about same-sex marriage and many feel bullied in the workplace.

Mar27

World Vision US backflips on decision to hire gay couples

POSTED ON // Thursday, 27 March 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

World Vision US backflips on decision to hire gay couples

Just days after announcing it would hire Christians in same-sex marriages, the US branch of World Vision has reversed its decision after facing criticism from within its ranks.

Mar27

Watch: When did you choose to be straight?

POSTED ON // Thursday, 27 March 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Watch: When did you choose to be straight?

Interviewers Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker hit the streets in US city Colorado Springs, to ask people whether they thought people were born gay or chose to be that way…

Mar27

UK schools prepare for same sex marriage with new range of picture books

POSTED ON // Thursday, 27 March 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

UK schools prepare for same sex marriage with new range of picture books

In preparation for the impending weddings of hundreds of same-sex couples across England and Wales, British schools are introducing a range of storybooks to their primary school students that include same-sex weddings.

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