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November 26, 2014

Killings are the militant group's first executions for alleged homosexuality

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) yesterday (25 November) stoned to death two allegedly gay men in Syria.

This is the first report of ISIS executing people for homosexuality.

'The IS today stoned to death a man that it said was gay,' said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The 20-year-old was killed in Mayadeen city in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, near the border with Iraq after ISIS allegedly found videos on his mobile phone showing him 'practising indecent acts with males.'

November 18, 2014

'The heart is the same. If they could silence us that way to intimidate others, that's exactly what they would do'

A US televangelist sees little difference between LGBTI activists and the terror organization ISIS.

According to Right Wing Watch Donnie Swaggart, son of famous evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, was hosting an October panel discussion on a television show called  Frances & Friends.

The conversation turned to  subpoenas sent to some religious leaders in Houston who sued the city in an effort to repeal its nondiscrimination ordinance.

November 18, 2014

'The heart is the same. If they could silence us that way to intimidate others, that's exactly what they would do'

A US televangelist sees little difference between LGBTI activists and the terror organization ISIS.

According to Right Wing Watch Donnie Swaggart, son of famous evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, was hosting an October panel discussion on a television show called  Frances & Friends.

The conversation turned to  subpoenas sent to some religious leaders in Houston who sued the city in an effort to repeal its nondiscrimination ordinance.

November 9, 2014

In 2012 Ahmed handed out pamphlets with titles such as ‘Turn or Burn’ and ‘The Death Penalty,' which showed an image of a mannequin hanging from a noose

A British man who was convicted of an anti-gay hate crime has allegedly blown himself up in Iraq.

According to the Daily Mail, Kabir Ahmed killed himself in a suicide mission against a Shia leader in Baiji, a city located in northern Iraq.

September 22, 2014

The event's poster was inspired by the jihadist group's beheading videos

Israeli gay party organizer Dreck has drawn sharp criticism online for using imagery inspired by the Islamic State jihadist group to promote an event.

The group, also known as ISIS, has beheaded three Westerners in the last month and branded gay people as the 'worst of creatures.'

September 22, 2014

The event's poster was inspired by the jihadist group's beheading videos

Israeli gay party organizer Dreck has drawn sharp criticism online for using imagery inspired by the Islamic State jihadist group to promote an event.

The group, also known as ISIS, has beheaded three Westerners in the last month and branded gay people as the 'worst of creatures.'

September 18, 2014

LGBTIs are planning to flee Lebanon if Islamic State fighters get in. Those who can’t get out will be targeted for execution, they warn

A militant allegedly associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has described gay people as the 'worst of creatures'.

In an eight-minute clip, a masked man holding a rifle calls upon recruits to leave their countries and join ISIS in a rogue Islamic state where they've enacted sharia law.

Sharia law punishes homosexuality with being stoned to death.

September 18, 2014

LGBTIs are planning to flee Lebanon if Islamic State fighters get in. Those who can’t get out will be targeted for execution, they warn

A militant allegedly associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has described gay people as the 'worst of creatures'.

In an eight-minute clip, a masked man holding a rifle calls upon recruits to leave their countries and join ISIS in a rogue Islamic state where they've enacted sharia law.

Sharia law punishes homosexuality with being stoned to death.

September 3, 2014

LGBTIs are planning to flee the country if Islamic State fighters get in. Those who can’t get out will be targeted for execution, they warn

LGBTI people in Lebanon fear they will be massacred if ISIS troops penetrate the country.

While the Islamic State fighters (also called ISIS) are currently focused on Syria and Iraq, they have already had skirmishes with Lebanese troops on the border.

And LGBTI people in Beirut, the Lebanese capital, are living in fear they will be targeted if ISIS does make a concerted attack on Lebanon.

Their eyes are now on the Bekaa Valley, a Christian-dominated area in the east of Lebanon where ISIS could break through.

September 3, 2014

LGBTIs are planning to flee the country if Islamic State fighters get in. Those who can’t get out will be targeted for execution, they warn

LGBTI people in Lebanon fear they will be massacred if ISIS troops penetrate the country.

While the Islamic State fighters (also called ISIS) are currently focused on Syria and Iraq, they have already had skirmishes with Lebanese troops on the border.

And LGBTI people in Beirut, the Lebanese capital, are living in fear they will be targeted if ISIS does make a concerted attack on Lebanon.

Their eyes are now on the Bekaa Valley, a Christian-dominated area in the east of Lebanon where ISIS could break through.

February 22, 2013

Hidden down a side-street, we find the Petrie Museum, one of the world’s greatest collections of Egyptian archaeology and about to host an LGBT event

I’ve lived 13 years in London and – not ashamed of being taken for a tourist – have spent many of my weekends visiting its sites; from the famous to the obscure.

But this city always has a new treasure to discover. And about a month ago I got an invitation to speak at an event at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology for Britain’s LGBT History Month. I confess, I had never heard of the museum but when I looked it up it seemed so amazing I just had to say yes.

June 14, 2012

American Apparel's new Legalize Gay T-shirt gets the GSN thumbs up

At Gay Star News we adore those who stand up for gay rights in an unusual way and we know that sometimes the big revolutions start thanks to capitalism.

That's why we love American Apparel's new campaign in favor of gay marriage, which features T-shirts with the slogans Legalize Gay and Gay OK.

The campaign stars Isis King, the first transgender person to compete in hit TV show America’s Next Top Model.

June 8, 2012

America's Next Top Model contestant Isis King among those donning the shirts in ads for American Apparel

A new line of equality-themed T-shirts was launched today (8 June) by American Apparel which is featuring a transgender model in one of its ad campaigns for the first time.

Isis King is a transgender activist who was once a contestant on the TV series America's Next Top Model. She can be seen in the ads wearing various T-shirts with such slogans as 'Gay OK' and 'Legalize Gay!'