Growing up, I often heard adults pointing fingers at people marching at Pride for being too provocative, or “too much”. Fortunately, Pride has become a lot more accepted since I was a child. People are more open-minded, and new generations are now growing up with more accepting values. This is exactly what Continue Reading
More than 70 years after gay men were liberated from concentration camps, the oppression continues In May 1945 just 23 men from the 11th Armored Division of the US Third Army liberated Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, witnessing scenes of unimaginable horror. With the British advancing from the north, the Americans Continue Reading
1861 Indian Penal Code prohibits “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”. After much judicial and parliamentary to-ing and fro-ing, it now seems likely that India will repeal that part of the 1861 Indian Penal Code which, in effect, banned homosexuality. Section 377, based on the Buggery Act of 1533, has Continue Reading
Source claims Russian singer Zelimkhan Bakayev murdered by authorities Russian singer Zelimkhan Bakayev, 26, who has been missing since August 8, is believed to have become one of the latest victims of Chechnya’s anti-gay purge. A source close to activists in Chechnya told NewNowNext that Bakaev was tortured to death: “He arrived Continue Reading
The practice has been described as torture and a breach of human rights. LGBT rights group, All Out, has restarted a campaign to stop Tunisia’s so-called “anal testing” of gay men. The practice was brought to the attention of the international community and 45,000 people across the globe signed a petition, Continue Reading
A Congressional notification has indicated that the US Navy will name a ship after the late openly gay San Francisco politician Harvey Milk.
Declaration recognises Stonewall Inn for role in gay rights movement.
Changes to regulations set by The Puerto Rico Department of Education mean that boys will now be able to wear skirts to school and girls, trousers.
Police in Bucharest have announced that they are treating as suspicious the death of a prominent British writer and LGBT activist.
The Chair of the LGBT group for UKip has stepped down from the role and resigned his party membership.