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Aug02

German watchdog rules Facebook must allow fake names

POSTED ON // Sunday, 02 August 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

German watchdog rules Facebook must allow fake names

Facebook’s real name policy has been struck down by Hamburg’s Data Protection Authority. The German privacy watchdog said Facebook could not change users profiles to their real names nor ask them for official ID.

Jul30

Founder of Russian LGBTI support site fined for distributing propaganda

POSTED ON // Thursday, 30 July 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Founder of Russian LGBTI support site fined for distributing propaganda

The founder of a support site for Russian LGBTI teens has been fined $50,000 roubles and found guilty of distributing propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.

Jul27

US: HIV poz man arrested for soliciting sex online

POSTED ON // Monday, 27 July 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

US: HIV poz man arrested for soliciting sex online

An HIV positive man from St Louis County in Missouri has been arrested following a police sting, for failing to reveal his status when hooking up.

Jul22

“Ridiculous”: World lambasts Pride event’s decision to ban drag queens

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 22 July 2015 Written by // Reg Domingo

“Ridiculous”: World lambasts Pride event’s decision to ban drag queens

A decision to prohibit drag queens from performing at a gay pride event in Glasgow, Scotland, in case they cause offense to transgender people has sparked a global online backlash.

Jul20

US: College student bludgeons boyfriend to death

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

US: College student bludgeons boyfriend to death

A 20-year-old student from Austin Texas has been accused of murdering his 18-year-old partner.

Jul19

Family Circle magazine features family with trans kid

POSTED ON // Sunday, 19 July 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Family Circle magazine features family with trans kid

For the first time in its history Family Circle has featured a family with a trans child in its magazine.

Jul18

Wal-Mart faces legal action for denying same-sex benefits

POSTED ON // Saturday, 18 July 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Wal-Mart faces legal action for denying same-sex benefits

US retail giant, Wal-Mart, is facing legal action for failing to provide spousal benefits to same-sex couples.

Jul14

College wrestling star given 30-year sentence for spreading HIV

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 14 July 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

College wrestling star given 30-year sentence for spreading HIV

A one-time university wrestling star has been sentenced to 30-years in prison for knowingly transmitting HIV.

Jul14

The Boy Scouts of America finally say No to homophobia

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 14 July 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

The Boy Scouts of America finally say No to homophobia

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has announced they will finally put an end to a ban on gay adults working as Scout leaders.

Jul14

US: Pentagon set to lift ban on trans in military

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 14 July 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

US: Pentagon set to lift ban on trans in military

The Pentagon is expected to announce a plan to lift the ban on transgender people serving in the military.