Recent News Headlines : Sexual Orientation

'I DON'T LIKE MEN': LAWMAKER BRINGS MEETING TO A HALT AFTER MALE COLLEAGUE TOUCHES HIS ARM


That colleague was conservative Representative Daryl Metcalfe, who interrupted Bradford mid-sentence with a personal bit of information... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 180

'BREACH OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS'


'Breach of fundamental rights and freedoms' Two Ankara-based LGBT associations slammed the arbitrary ban in a statement late Sunday, saying it violates domestic and international laws... READ MORE

20th November, 2017 1439

PRIDE AND JUBILATION WORLDWIDE AS AUSTRALIA BACKS SAME-SEX MARRIAGEA


Australia backs same-sex marriage in historic postal survey... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 429

CHINA URGED TO STOP USING ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY TO "CONVERT" LGBT PEOPLE


Human Rights Watch called on China to take immediate steps to stop medical facilities from offering conversion therapy... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 373

BOYS SHOULD BE FREE TO WEAR TUTUS AND TIARAS, SAYS CHURCH OF ENGLAND


The advice also calls on teachers to avoid using labels that might alienate children's behaviour just because it does not conform to gender stereotypes ... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 11289

TRANSGENDER WOMAN WINS VIRGINIA HOUSE SEAT, MAKING HISTORY


AP -- A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use... READ MORE

8th November, 2017 27

KEVIN SPACEY APOLOGIZES AFTER ACTOR ACCUSES HIM OF ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT


Kevin Spacey Apologizes After Actor Anthony Rapp Accuses Him of Past Harassment... READ MORE

31st October, 2017 1931

PROTESTERS CALL ON GOVERNMENT TO HELP END LGBT PERSECUTION IN EGYPT


Amnesty international says at least 57 egyptians were arrested because of their sexual orientation... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 813

GAY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS WELCOME NHS QUESTIONING OF PATIENTS OVER SEXUALITY


Gay rights campaigners have backed an NHS policy demanding that doctors and nurses start asking all patients from the age of 16 about their sexual orientation... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 3151

COMING OUT STILL TABOO FOR PLAYERS, SAY ARSENAL'S GAY GOONERS


While Arsenal have taken a lead on inclusivity, Brighton have taken a different approach, according to Proud Seagulls founder Stuart Matthews... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 0

BRAZIL RULING THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS DISEASE TO BE APPEALED


Judge Waldemar Claudio de Carvalho ruled last week that homosexuality could be considered a disease that could be treated with sexual orientation conversion therapies... READ MORE

19th September, 2017 0

SERB PM JOINS GAY PRIDE IN REGIONAL FIRST


Prime Minister Brnabic hailed the great strides Serbia has made in recent years in extending what she called the boundaries of freedom... READ MORE

17th September, 2017 1020

Trending News Headlines : Sexual Orientation

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

OLYMPIC MEDALLIST COLIN JACKSON ANNOUNCES HE IS GAY


Other athletes, such as the race walker Tom Bosworth, have come out while still competing... READ MORE

29th August, 2017 11858

ISTANBUL LGBT MARCH BANNED OVER 'SECURITY CONCERNS'


Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week has been organised since 1993, ending with a march on Istiklal Street since 2003, according to the organisers... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 6692

'WHAT IS NEXT?' SENATOR GICHUHI LAYS OUT HER OPPOSITION TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE


How would it have played out for him now? Senator Gichuhi said pressure on the government to redefine marriage was not necessarily the majority view... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 6558

CANADIAN MILITARY TWEETS WELCOME AS TRUMP BANS TRANSGENDER PERSONNEL


We welcome Cdns of all sexual orientations and gender identities... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 6366

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

DETENTIONS AS POLICE BREAK UP ISTANBUL PRIDE PARADE


The Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week has been organised since 1993, ending with a march on Istiklal Street since 2003, according to its organisers... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 2913

PRIDE IN LONDON MARKS 50 YEARS SINCE DECRIMINALISATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY


The annual Pride festival will take place in London on Saturday, marking a half century since homosexuality was decriminalised in England and Wales... READ MORE

8th July, 2017 1943

CONSERVATIVE SERBIA JUST CHOSE A GAY WOMAN FOR PRIME MINISTER


This week, though, the country's president, Aleksander Vucic, made a historic decision naming Ana Brnabic prime minister... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 1851

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

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

LGBT GROUPS DENOUNCE 'DANGEROUS' AI THAT USES YOUR FACE TO GUESS SEXUALITY


Kosinski and his co-author Yilun Wang acknowledged these limitations in the paper, claiming that they could not find sufficient numbers of non-white gay people... READ MORE

9th September, 2017 1612

I SERVED 34 YEARS IN THE ARMY. I'M TRANSGENDER. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WRONG


Thousands of patriotic transgender Americans already put their lives on the line every day to keep our country free... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 1328

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

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

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

CONSERVATIVE SERBIA COULD SOON HAVE A GAY, FEMALE PRIME MINISTER


This week though, Serbian President Aleksander Vucic made a historic decision naming Ana Brnabic prime minister... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 944

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

FRENCH FIRM OFFERED SPYWARE TO 'FIND OUT IF YOUR SON IS GAY'


French firm criticised after saying its spyware could help parents establish a son's sexuality... READ MORE

24th August, 2017 791

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

'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

'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

CAPITAL PRIDE, POLICE AT ODDS OVER OFFICERS IN UNIFORM AT PARADE


At least one member of the Ottawa Police Service who identifies as LGBT said she plans to march with Bordeleau in her uniform... READ MORE

7th July, 2017 650

CHURCH SHOUDL ALLOW SAME SEX MARRIAGES AND 'KEEP UP' WITH MODERN WORLD, JUSTINE GREENING SAYS


The church must keep up with the modern world by allowing same sex couples to marry in church, Justine Greening has said... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 478

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

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


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