Recent News Headlines : Sexual Orientation

MISSISSIPPI MAN JAILED FOR TRANSGENDER KILLING


Joshua Vallum was given 49 years in prison for the murder of his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend Mercedes Williamson... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 275

PHOTO EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS STRUGGLES OF LGBT COMMUNITY IN NIGERIA


Visitors got to hear about experiences of LGBT Nigerians and the challenges they face daily because of their sexual orientation... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 22

'BLATANT ATTEMPT BY RUSSIA TO INTIMIDATE THOSE STANDING UP FOR GAY PEOPLE,' ACTIVISM GROUP SAYS


LGBT activist Igor Yasin said five people were detained Thursday morning outside the Prosecutor General's Office in Moscow... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 730

SOUTH KOREA MUST END GAY SOLDIER 'WITCH-HUNT', CAMPAIGNERS SAY


Last week, the man widely expected to become South Korea's next president, Moon Jae-in, angered the country's LGBT community when he said he opposed homosexuality... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 283

SOUTH KOREA ARMY SLAMMED FOR 'GAY WITCH-HUNT'


Kenneth Roth KenRoth, Human Rights Watch documents claims that military investigators have confiscated mobile phones belonging to up to 50 soldiers suspected of being gay ... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 117

RUSSIA BANS IMAGE OF VLADIMIR PUTIN IN DRAG BECAUSE IT 'SUGGESTS HE IS GAY'


An image of Vladimir Putin has been banned in Russia, due to the image apparently 'suggesting' that Putin is homosexual... READ MORE

10th April, 2017 105

CIVIL RIGHTS LAW PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION OF LGBT


Court Civil Rights law prohibits discrimination of LGBT... READ MORE

5th April, 2017 10

GAY PEOPLE CAN HAVE STRAIGHT RELATIONSHIPS, ABETZ SAYS


In a subsequent statement, Mr Abetz scrutinised media reporting of his comments made on Sky News... READ MORE

4th April, 2017 1113

CENSUS SUGGESTS COUNTING LGBTQ AMERICANS, THEN 'CORRECTS' AND DELETES, IRKING GAY RIGHTS GROUPS


Copies of the appendix reviewed by The Associated Press show the bureau proposing a subject called sexual orientation and gender identity... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 2

RICK PERRY, TRUMP'S ENERGY SECRETARY, WRITES OP-ED ATTACKING GAY STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT AS ILLEGITIMATE


In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma mater's first openly gay president may have stolen the outcome... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 15

HATE CRIME MUST BE TACKLED WITH SPECIFIC LAWS, SAYS COALITION OF RIGHTS GROUPS


A coalition of rights groups has called on politicians to introduce specific hate crime laws... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 82

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: MALAYSIA 'TO SHOW UNCUT VERSION'


The film has offended social conservatives for making LeFou, sidekick to villain Gaston, the first openly gay character in a Disney film... READ MORE

21st March, 2017 182

HOW MANY GAY PEOPLE ARE THERE IN THE WORLD? LGBTQ REPRESENTATION BREAKING THROUGH IN KIDS MOVIES


But in the U.S., greater acknowledgement and acceptance of LGBTQ people has only recently resulted in efforts to count them in a systemic way... READ MORE

21st March, 2017 4

LGBT SENIORS MARKED FOR REMOVAL FROM SURVEY ON ELDER CARE SERVICES


Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, said she was deeply troubled by the administration's plan to stop collecting information on LGBT individuals in the survey... READ MORE

21st March, 2017 1238

LGBT ADVOCATES CONCERNED ABOUT QUIET DELETION OF QUESTIONS ON SEXUALITY FROM FEDERAL SURVEYS


NEW YORK - LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration's quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys... READ MORE

21st March, 2017 16

GAY-FRIENDLY HOTEL ACCUSES GERMAN AIR FORCE OF DISCRIMINATION AFTER LAST-MINUTE BOOKING RECALL


Gay-friendly hotel accuses German Air Force of discrimination after last-minute booking recall -- RT News... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 208

CASEY CONWAY: PRIDE TRUMPS SHAME, BUT CHANGING HEARTS AND MINDS WILL TAKE MORE THAN A PARADE


As a young lad growing up in the bush, coverage of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras beamed across the family TV... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 170

LGBT ISSUES PRESENT TRUMP WITH LOYALTY TEST


Four months later, faced with a major decision point on the issue, Trump's White House held up another slogan defense of states' rights... READ MORE

24th February, 2017 25

TECH COMPANIES ARE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST TRUMP'S TRANSGENDER RULING


The guidance had directed schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity... READ MORE

24th February, 2017 434

NAOKO OGIGAMI'S LATEST FILM OFFERS ANOTHER TAKE ON THE JAPANESE FAMILY


Introducing a transgender character seems to fit the trajectory of Ogigami's career... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 43

DOES A NEW RULING OFFER FRESH HOPE FOR LGBT RIGHTS IN LEBANON?


BBC Pop Up is the BBC's mobile bureau, we do documentaries based on your suggestions... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 1101

DOES A NEW RULING OFFER FRESH HOPE FOR LGBT RIGHTS IN LEBANON?


Homosexual sex is still technically illegal in Lebanon due to an article that prohibits sex against the laws of nature ... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 39

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DONALD TRUMP'S VICTORY FOLLOWED BY WAVE OF HATE CRIME ATTACKS AGAINST MINORITIES ACROSS US


Wave of hate crimes against Muslims, Hispanics and black people reported since Donald Trump's win... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 108011

MALTA OUTLAWS CONVERSION THERAPY A FIRST IN EUROPE


Any psychiatric treatment that sets out to change sexual orientation or gender identity is not only wrongheaded, but harmful, he said... READ MORE

8th December, 2016 22988

QUEEN'S COUSIN LORD IVAR MOUNTBATTEN SPEAKS OF HIS DECISION TO COME OUT AS GAY AFTER FINDING LOVE


Lord Ivar Mountbatten, the great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria, has told of his happiness with his new partner, James Coyle, an airline cabin services director... READ MORE

19th September, 2016 3152

THE SATURDAY PROFILE SEX EXPERTS SECRET IS OUT AND CHINAS OPEN TO IT


To the surprise of Professor Li and members of China's almost invisible transgender population, the reaction has been overwhelmingly sympathetic... READ MORE

7th March, 2015 2066

MAN FOUND GUILTY OF MURDERING EX-GIRLFRIEND BECAUSE SHE WAS TRANSGENDER IN LANDMARK CASE


The 29-year-old is the first person to be convicted under federal hate crime laws for targeting someone for being transgender... READ MORE

24th December, 2016 1784

US AGENCY RULES FOR GAYS IN WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION


The commission's ruling issued this week hinged on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which outlawed discrimination on the basis of sex in employment settings... READ MORE

18th July, 2015 1760

A GAY SILICON VALLEY BILLIONAIRE JUST MADE GOP HISTORY AT THE RNC


Thiel became the first openly gay speaker at a Republican convention since then-Rep... READ MORE

22nd July, 2016 1628

MEET AUSTRALIA'S FIRST OPENLY GAY IMAM


Nur Warsame is a prominent and well-respected man in Australia's Islamic community... READ MORE

3rd May, 2016 1615

'NOBODY IS BORN GAY' PROCLAIMS US 'GAY CURE' GROUP'S BILLBOARD


Nobody is born gay proclaims us gay cure group's billboard... READ MORE

12th December, 2014 1577

TRANSGENDER MURDERS IN US HAVE NEARLY DOUBLED SINCE LAST YEAR, ACTIVISTS SAY


Twenty-two transgender and gender non-conforming people have been killed so far in 2015, signaling what some advocates call a uniquely dangerous moment... READ MORE

6th November, 2015 1339

A PILE OF S*** HAS BEEN DUMPED OUTSIDE UKIP'S OFFICE


HIV-positive activists have dumped half a ton of manure outside a Ukip office on World Aids Day, saying what goes around comes around... READ MORE

2nd December, 2014 1312

CALLS GROW FOR SUICIDE TRANSGENDER TEEN'S PARENTS TO BE PROSECUTED


Leelah Alcorn Transgender teenager's parents 'should be prosecuted', says gay rights activist... READ MORE

2nd January, 2015 1265

FRENCH LGBT GROUPS ARE CELEBRATING AN HISTORIC COURT VICTORY OVER TWITTER USERS WHO SENT HOMOPHOBIC TWEETS


LGBT rights groups in France regularly report homophobic hashtags, which Twitter then removes from trending topics to make them less visible... READ MORE

25th January, 2015 1103

IN ADDITION TO DAVIS, POPE MET WITH GAY COUPLE IN WASHINGTON


Grassi, who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years, brought his partner and several friends to the Vatican Embassy in Washington for a brief visit... READ MORE

2nd October, 2015 991

PRINCE WILLIAM APPEARS ON COVER OF BRITISH GAY MAGAZINE


Prince William meets LGBT representatives at Kensington Palace in May... READ MORE

15th June, 2016 822

SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE AFTER APPLE EJECTS SIX BLACK STUDENTS FROM MELBOURNE STORE


We're just worried you might steal something, the staff member told the boys... READ MORE

11th November, 2015 789

SEXUALITY TODAY: HOW WE EMBARKED ON A NEW AGE OF FREEDOM AND TOLERANCE


In North Carolina, governor Pat McCrory infamously signed a bill banning transgender people from bathrooms that don't match the sex they were assigned at birth... READ MORE

6th June, 2016 745

'WE CAN AND SHOULD DO MORE'


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Montreal federal legislation about to be tabled, which will guarantee legal and human rights protection to transgender people across Canada... READ MORE

17th May, 2016 685

ELTON JOHN TO VLADIMIR PUTIN: MEET ME TO DISCUSS 'RIDICULOUS' ANTI-GAY PREJUDICE


Elton John has said he wants to hold talks with Vladimir Putin over what he called the Russian president's ridiculous stance on gay rights... READ MORE

13th September, 2015 660

FIRE DESTROYS ISLAMIC CENTRE BUILDING IN HOUSTON IN SUSPECTED ARSON ATTACK AND HATE CRIME


Islamic centre in Texas set on fire in suspected arson attack and hate crime... READ MORE

15th February, 2015 556

'BAKE OFF' RUBY JUST CAME OUT IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE


Ruby Tandoh Comes Out On Twitter... With A Little Help From Diana Ross... READ MORE

4th April, 2015 482

LGBT FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES KENYA'S SHUNNED GAY COMMUNITY


With homosexuality illegal in Kenya its capital Nairobi is an unlikely and potentially dangerous place to openly host an LGBT film festival celebrating gay culture... READ MORE

12th September, 2015 448

ELTON JOHN OFFERS TO MEET VLADIMIR PUTIN TO DISCUSS GAY RIGHTS


Singer accuses russian president of making stupid comments in relation to gay people saying mr putin's attitude is isolating and prejudiced... READ MORE

12th September, 2015 443

US MILITARY 'TO LIFT TRANSGENDER BAN'


Estimates by the National Center for Transgender Equality say up to 15,000 transgender people serve in the US military... READ MORE

25th June, 2016 433

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA WILL ALLOW TRANSGENDER CHILDREN TO ENROL IN THEIR PROGRAMS


The national Girl Scouts organization, which is not affiliated with the Boy Scouts, has accepted transgender members for years... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 433

FOUR MEXICAN PRIESTS OUTED BY GAY MARRIAGE ACTIVISTSA


Everyone deserves the right to be in the closet, says Cristian Galarza, an organiser for the National Pride Front, an LGBT rights group... READ MORE

26th September, 2016 424

MAN DIES AFTER CAR AND VAN CRASH ON M74 IN LANARKSHIRE


Ian, Hamilton: Are we saying that freedom of belief is for everyone except teachers?... READ MORE

18th November, 2014 365

BRUTAL ISIS WAR ON HOMOSEXUALITY


Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, swiftly dismissed that notion in the wake of the Florida killings... READ MORE

13th June, 2016 353

CONFLICTED U.S. CAPITAL PREPARES TO HOST TRUMP'S INAUGURATION


Some 900,000 people, both Trump backers and opponents, are expected to flood Washington for Friday's inauguration ceremony... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 348

FIRST OPENLY GAY MISS AMERICA CONTESTANT MAKES HISTORY


The first openly gay Miss America contestant, Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty, tells CNN of the inclusive and supportive atmosphere in preparing for the pageant... READ MORE

6th July, 2016 324


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