World

Apr29

Alabama to jail trans people who use ‘wrong’ bathroom

POSTED ON // Friday, 29 April 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Alabama to jail trans people who use ‘wrong’ bathroom

A new law passed in the Alabama city of Oxford will allow trans people to be jailed should they be discovered to be using a public bathroom other than that of the gender designated on their birth certificate.

Apr29

UK study says gay men with boyfriends less likely to suffer from depression

POSTED ON // Friday, 29 April 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

UK study says gay men with boyfriends less likely to suffer from depression

London researchers have found gay and bisexual men who live with their boyfriends are half as likely to suffer from depression as their single counterparts.

Apr28

Isle of Man approves same-sex marriage

POSTED ON // Thursday, 28 April 2016 Written by // Glen Morét

Isle of Man approves same-sex marriage

The Isle of Man has become the latest country to approve same-sex marriage after legislators passed a bill six votes to three.

Apr27

The BBC sets new targets for higher LGBT representation

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 27 April 2016 Written by // Rachel Cook

The BBC sets new targets for higher LGBT representation

The BBC has announced changes to the corporation’s diversity targets with one in six of all on-screen BBC roles to represent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or disabled people by 2020.

Apr25

Thousands boycott Target for pro trans stance

POSTED ON // Monday, 25 April 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Thousands boycott Target for pro trans stance

Over 160,000 people have signed a petition calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant came out in support of the trans community.

Apr21

New guidelines for British LGBT travellers to the US

POSTED ON // Thursday, 21 April 2016 Written by // Glen Morét

New guidelines for British LGBT travellers to the US

The British Foreign Office has issued new guidelines for those travelling from Britain to the United States over LGBT laws.

Apr19

Ireland's lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood could end

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 19 April 2016 Written by // Glen Morét

Ireland's lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood could end

Ireland is set to review its lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

Apr14

50 percent of world could carry gay gene says researcher

POSTED ON // Thursday, 14 April 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

50 percent of world could carry gay gene says researcher

A new study claims one-in-two people could be carriers of the ‘gay gene’.

Apr14

Gay cabin crew refuse to fly to Iran in fear of death penalty

POSTED ON // Thursday, 14 April 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Gay cabin crew refuse to fly to Iran in fear of death penalty

Gay flight attendants working for Air France are calling for a boycott of the airline’s new route to Iran.

Apr14

Judge rules against China’s same-sex marriage case

POSTED ON // Thursday, 14 April 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Judge rules against China’s same-sex marriage case

A judge has ruled against China’s first same-sex marriage case. The plaintiff, Sun Wenlin and his partner Hu Mingliang were suing the local civil affairs bureau for failing to issue them a marriage registration certificate.