World

Feb10

More Australians are coming out as LGBTIQ on Facebook than ever before

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 10 February 2016 Written by // Glen Morét

More Australians are coming out as LGBTIQ on Facebook than ever before

The amount of Australians coming out on Facebook at the end of 2015 has doubled what it was before Mardi Gras 2015.

Feb09

Study claims women in the boardroom make for more inclusive workplaces

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 09 February 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Study claims women in the boardroom make for more inclusive workplaces

A US study has suggested companies with women CEOs or those with more women acting in senior positions such as board members are more likely to be welcoming of LGBTI people in the workplace.

Feb09

Philadelphia woman gets jail time for gay bashing

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 09 February 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Philadelphia woman gets jail time for gay bashing

The woman at the centre of a 2014 gay bashing has been sentenced to up to ten months in prison.

Feb06

India to revisit decriminalisation of homosexuality

POSTED ON // Saturday, 06 February 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

India to revisit decriminalisation of homosexuality

A 2013 ruling that criminalised homosexuality, is to be re-examined by India’s Supreme Court.

Feb05

Gay and Lesbian couples feature in Hallmark Valentine's campaign

POSTED ON // Friday, 05 February 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Gay and Lesbian couples feature in Hallmark Valentine's campaign

Greeting card giant Hallmark has featured a gay and lesbian couple in their most recent advertising campaign for Valentine’s Day.

Feb03

‘More common sense, less idealogy’: Abbott should follow his own advice, says Robert Simms

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 03 February 2016 Written by // Glen Morét

‘More common sense, less idealogy’: Abbott should follow his own advice, says Robert Simms

Australian Greens Senator Robert Simms has called out Tony Abbott for addressing the US-based anti-gay group Alliance Defending Freedom. 

Feb02

LGBT group raises funds to buy anti-gay church

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 02 February 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

LGBT group raises funds to buy anti-gay church

LGBT advocacy groups are fundraising to purchase a New YorK City Church that was run by reverend David Manning, best known for proclaiming ‘Homos should be stoned’.

Feb01

US: Trump backflips on same-sex marriage

POSTED ON // Monday, 01 February 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

US: Trump backflips on same-sex marriage

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has criticised the Supreme Court decision legalising same-sex marriage and suggested change could be afoot should he be elected President.

Jan24

Centre for LGBT asylum seekers to open in Berlin

POSTED ON // Sunday, 24 January 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Centre for LGBT asylum seekers to open in Berlin

Berlin is set to open its first centre for LGBT asylum seekers.

Jan22

Italian senators sabotage same-sex marriage bill and call for surrogacy to be criminalised

POSTED ON // Friday, 22 January 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Italian senators sabotage same-sex marriage bill and call for surrogacy to be criminalised

Ahead of proposed legislation legalising same-sex unions, Catholic Senators from the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party have tabled an amendment which would require gay couples with children to prove they had not used a surrogate or face jail.