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    Turkey bans LGBTI events

    LGBTI events in Turkey have been banned a week after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan described empowering gay people as being ‘against the values of our nation’. The Ankara governor’s office said on Sunday night that it was imposing a ban on all LGBTI cultural events until further notice due to the fear of ‘provoking reactions within certain segments of […] More

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    Australia says Yes to same-sex marriage

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    AG George Brandis: I'm not in a position to confirm a date for commencement but I expect the amending act to proclaimed before Christmas https://t.co/7R2xBTTeMS

    A postal vote referendum on the issue of same-sex marriage in Australia has closed with 61.6% of respondents voting in favour of changing the law. The Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball had campaigned for the Yes vote and has worked with opposition parties in parliament to draft legislation which is expected to pass before the end […] More

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    British Airways reunites lesbian couple

    When a family emergency meant married couple Lisa and Hayley were forced to live on opposite sides of the world, British Airways helped to reunite the couple with the trip of the lifetime, with a very special passenger on board. Lisa wrote in to the airline’s BA Magic campaign to tell their story. She explained the couple […] More

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    ASOS and GLAAD launch gender neutral clothing line

    ASOS has partnered with gay rights organisation GLAAD to offer a line of gender-neutral clothing with the aim of highlighting cultural change and acceptance. This collaboration is intended to embody a message of solidarity for marginalised communities subject to discrimination. A portion of the proceeds from each sale is donated to GLAAD. ASOS is proud to […] More

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    Public Health England funds 12 new HIV prevention projects

    Public Health England (PHE) has announced the twelve projects which have been awarded funding of £600,000 in total from the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2017/18. Projects that provided innovation were welcome, especially those that addressed issues around the wider determinants of high-risk behaviour, prompt diagnosis of HIV and other STIs, and HIV stigma. In […] More

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    Birmingham Pride 2018 early bird tickets released

    Early bird tickets for Birmingham Pride 2018 are on available for purchase now for a limited time. Taking place over the weekend of 26 & 27 May, Birmingham Pride is the first pride event in the UK each year. Costing £23.45 (including booking fee) for the full weekend, or £14.85 for either the Saturday or Sunday, the tickets […] More

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    World of Wonder creates subscription streaming service for LGBT content

    World of Wonder, the production company behind “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” is joining the ranks of subscription streaming services like Hulu and Netflix to deliver LGBT content. Wow Presents Plus will offer a selection of TV series, movies, live events and original programming,  Some of their popular YouTube series like “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked,” “Fashion Photo […] More

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    Scotland apologises to gay men for historical convictions

    Scotland’s devolved government issued an apology on Tuesday to men convicted in the past for same-sex activity and passed a new law which will allow them to clear their names. “It is only right that we address this historic wrong,” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament. “Discriminatory laws, although abolished, continue to have […] More

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    Ellen Page accuses director Brett Ratner of homophobic harassment

    Actress Ellen Page has accused director Brett Ratner of outing her when she was 18 years old. In a lengthy Facebook post, Page, who is a VICELAND host, said Ratner told a woman ten years older than her “you should fuck [Page] to make her realize she’s gay” during a cast and crew meet and […] More

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    The British Army launches rainbow camo sticks

    In the UK, gay soldiers have only been able to serve openly in the Armed forces since 2000, but today The British Army is recognised as a Top 100 Stonewall Employer for diversity and is a long-term supporter of Pride. This year at the Pride in London Parade, 61 serving soldiers will be marching. The […] More

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    Kesha – Praying

    It’s been a minute, but Kesha has finally released a new track – and it’s been worth the wait. The track, and a dramatic video, were released today, alongside news that a whole new album will be with us in a month. The star has been involved in an ugly legal battle with Dr. Luke […] More

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    Pride in the Park

    Visit Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens for a picnic, live music and spoken word with UK Black Pride. Pride in the Park is a community-style event with all kinds of entertainment. There’ll be a cake baking competition, sports events, dog show, music, spoken word and food and drink. All in a relaxed atmosphere that everyone is welcome […] More

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