Despite assurances that he would attempt to overcome internal party differences to push for a bill to legalise civil unions for same sex couples, Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk has backed down in the face of strong opposition and says it is now unlikely that Poland will legalise same sex unions in the immediate future.
In light of the June 11 decision by Russia’s state Duma to make law the bill outlawing the ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations’, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) has confirmed their support for LGBT athletes in the lead up to the 2014 Olympics set to be held in Sochi Russia in February 2014.
Appalled by the Westboro Baptist Church’s messages of hate, five year old Jayden Sink set up a lemonade stand directly opposite the church. Her aim: to raise money and awareness for peace and equality.
Members of the LGBTI community, progressive Catholics and others have called on the Vatican to consider serious reforms so that the Catholic Church may better reflect modern values following Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement this week that he would retire at the end of this month due to poor health.
Hollywood star Jodie Foster left plenty in the entertainment world and elsewhere confused yesterday while many others were inspired after delivering a cryptic and rambling speech at the Golden Globe Awards where she publicly hinted for the first time she was a “loud and proud” lesbian.
Gay clergy will now be allowed to become bishops in the Church of England however they will have to meet certain conditions including repenting for past homosexual acts and promising to remain celibate.
Fans of one of Russia’s biggest football teams, Zenit St Petersburg, have called for the club to field only white, heterosexual players after members of the club’s largest supporter group deemed “dark skinned” and gay players as “unworthy”.
Hacker activist group Anonymous has once again stepped up its campaign against the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) after members of the controversial anti-gay family led church announced their intentions to picket the funerals of victims – the majority of whom were young children – of last week’s mass school shooting in the US.
Same-sex marriage is likely to be legal in Uruguay early next year after lawmakers in the South American country overwhelmingly supported the passage of a marriage equality bill in its first phase this week.
Britain’s Government will reveal more about its plans for marriage equality this week with a consultation paper to be released expected to support allowing same-sex marriages to take place in churches and other religious buildings.