Gay Rights

South Korea: conservative MPs push to reduce LGBT+ rights
LGBT, South Korea
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South Korea: conservative MPs push to reduce LGBT+ rights

Right-wing politician has proposed an amendment to the country’s laws
22 Nov 2019
Has the UK’s acceptance of gay relationships ‘peaked’?
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Has the UK’s acceptance of gay relationships ‘peaked’?

Study finds first increase in disapproval of same-sex relationships since 1983
11 Jul 2019
Donald Trump’s pledge for gay decriminalisation explained
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Donald Trump’s pledge for gay decriminalisation explained

Administration aims to target dozens of countries where homosexuality is prohibited, but critics say it has its sights set on Iran
21 Feb 2019
Prominent US ‘gay conversion therapist’ comes out as gay
Dave Matheson
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Prominent US ‘gay conversion therapist’ comes out as gay

David Matheson was a leading exponent of widely maligned and discredited courses
25 Jan 2019
Nigerian police chief says gay people ‘should leave country’
Dolapo Badmos
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Nigerian police chief says gay people ‘should leave country’

Chief Superintendent Dolapo Badmos posted Instagram message citing 2014 law banning homosexuality activity
24 Jan 2019
Nine-year-old boy kills himself after homophobic bullying
Jamel Myles
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Nine-year-old boy kills himself after homophobic bullying

Jamel Myles, of Denver, Colorado, is found dead at his home after telling his classmates he was gay
28 Aug 2018
The government’s new LGBT plan explained
London Pride 2017
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The government’s new LGBT plan explained

Theresa May promises ‘real and lasting change’ in response to nationwide survey
3 Jul 2018

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Billie Jean King: ‘rename Margaret Court Arena’
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Billie Jean King: ‘rename Margaret Court Arena’

US champion says Australian legend’s anti-gay comments ‘went deep in my heart and soul’
12 Jan 2018
Canada offers £64m to ‘gay purge’ victims
Justin Trudeau at Pride
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Canada offers £64m to ‘gay purge’ victims

PM Justin Trudeau cries as he apologises for historical mistreatment
29 Nov 2017
Jackie Forster: Google Doodle pays tribute to gay pioneer
Jackie Forster
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Jackie Forster: Google Doodle pays tribute to gay pioneer

TV reporter turned activist was a tireless campaigner for gay rights and pillar of British lesbian community
6 Nov 2017
NHS doctor rebellion over patient sexual orientation Q&A
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NHS doctor rebellion over patient sexual orientation Q&A

Healthcare professionals may refuse to enact new plan for staff to ask patients whether they are gay
16 Oct 2017
New AI can guess whether you’re gay from a photo
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New AI can guess whether you’re gay from a photo

Controversial new study deduces the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy
8 Sep 2017
A timeline of gay rights in the UK
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A timeline of gay rights in the UK

From death by hanging to the era of marriage equality
27 Jul 2017
How Trump's transgender ban will affect the US military
US protest - transgender military ban
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How Trump's transgender ban will affect the US military

The US President cited medical costs - but trans healthcare represents just 0.001 per cent of the military budget
27 Jul 2017
Gay footballers should come out together says FA chief
Greg Clarke FA Chairman
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Gay footballers should come out together says FA chief

An announcement could be made at the start of the season, proposes Greg Clarke, after talks with gay sportspeople
9 Jan 2017
Uganda's gay pride cancelled after threat of violence
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Uganda's gay pride cancelled after threat of violence

Government minister threatens to mobilise 'ordinary citizens to defend Ugandan morals'
9 Aug 2016
Gay pride in Uganda
Everyone at the event was locked in by the police and held for about an hour
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Gay pride in Uganda

Police raided a gay pride event in Kampala this weekend
9 Aug 2016
Sir Ian McKellen: 'Now is the time to be backing Europe'
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Sir Ian McKellen: 'Now is the time to be backing Europe'

Actor says the EU has promoted gay equality, but there is still work to be done in many countries
10 Jun 2016
Pacquiao uses Bible to justify another attack on gays
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Pacquiao uses Bible to justify another attack on gays

Anger after boxing champion spoke out against same-sex marriage during television show
19 Feb 2016
Russia to vote on gay kissing ban
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Russia to vote on gay kissing ban

Proposed law would mean same-sex couples face two weeks in jail for holding hands
18 Jan 2016
Gay footballers: time is right, says Premier League chief
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Gay footballers: time is right, says Premier League chief

It would be 'very strange' if there were no gay footballers, says Richard Scudamore, and fans would welcome them if they came out
19 Nov 2015
Apple could face three month ban in Russia over gay emojis
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Apple could face three month ban in Russia over gay emojis

Tech giant could also be hit with £10,000 fine if found guilty of 'promoting non-traditional relationships'
28 Sep 2015
Justin Welby orders crisis talks to prevent split in church
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Justin Welby orders crisis talks to prevent split in church

Plan to loosen ties between opposing churches more like 'moving into separate bedrooms' than divorcing
17 Sep 2015
Elton John 'pranked' with hoax Vladimir Putin call
Elton John
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Elton John 'pranked' with hoax Vladimir Putin call

Sir Elton, who has long campaigned for gay rights, led to believe he was talking with Russian leader
17 Sep 2015
Farron apologises after tweet compares gay people to frogs
Tim Farron
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Farron apologises after tweet compares gay people to frogs

The newly elected Liberal Democrat leader said his personal Twitter account had been hacked
24 Jul 2015
Free speech or safe space: which should universities protect
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Free speech or safe space: which should universities protect

Critics argue that safe space policies at British universities have become a direct threat to freedom of speech
3 Mar 2015
Can an LGBT school really help young victims of homophobia?
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Can an LGBT school really help young victims of homophobia?

Charity claims proposal is about 'saving lives' but critics say it is a move in the wrong direction
16 Jan 2015
EU court bans 'gay tests' for asylum seekers
Gay Rights
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EU court bans 'gay tests' for asylum seekers

Refugees will longer be subjected to 'shockingly degrading tests' and questions in order to prove their sexuality
2 Dec 2014
TIM COOK: Why Apple's CEO revealed he is gay
Apple CEO Tim Cook
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TIM COOK: Why Apple's CEO revealed he is gay

CEO Tim Cook says not everyone is lucky enough to work at a company where being gay is not an issue
30 Oct 2014
HOMO-PANIC: Teacher fired after homophone blog
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HOMO-PANIC: Teacher fired after homophone blog

Social media strategist lost job in Utah because school 'didn't want to be linked with homosexuality'
1 Aug 2014
Homosexuality is influenced by genes, new study shows
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Homosexuality is influenced by genes, new study shows

New study finds that gay men shared genetic signatures on part of the X chromosome - Xq28
14 Feb 2014
RUSSIA: Gay attacks 'no worse than ginger-baiting'
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RUSSIA: Gay attacks 'no worse than ginger-baiting'

Russian embassy objects to Channel 4 documentary exposing gangs who hunt and torture gay people
12 Feb 2014
Tycoon calls off £78m deal to turn lesbian daughter straight
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Tycoon calls off £78m deal to turn lesbian daughter straight

But Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao still refuses to welcome his daughter's partner into the family
31 Jan 2014
No gays in Sochi, mayor of Winter Olympics city tells BBC
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No gays in Sochi, mayor of Winter Olympics city tells BBC

Anatoly Pakhomov says gays welcome in his city, as long as they don't 'impose their habits' on locals
27 Jan 2014
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