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May 28, 2015

One gay boy was made to eat banana held in front of classmate's groin

Around 65% of student teachers in Hong Kong harbor moderate and extremely negative attitudes toward LGBTI people, a new study by the city's Institute of Education shows.

Researchers also found that more than 80% of trainee teachers in the city have never received any education about sexuality or gender diversity.

The institute interviewed 332 trainee teachers between May 2014 and April and 42 LGBTI sttudents aged 14 to 25, as well as 13 parents of LGBTI children and seven community service workers.

May 28, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that if same-sex marriage were to be legalized by the Australian Parliament it should be done in a way so that no one party owned the reform – so that’s exactly what a group of MPs are now working towards

Australian Government MP Warren Entsch and Opposition MP Graham Perrett have announced that they will co-sponsor a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Australia and will seek the endorsement of lawmakers from other parties in the Parliament so that it is as non-partisan as possible.

Entsch and Perrett announced their plans after Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the Parliament during Question Time that were same-sex marriage legalized it should be done in a non-partisan way – so Entsch and Perrett intend to present the Prime Minister with exactly that scenario.

May 28, 2015

The Irish gay bull saved by the Simpsons creator caught frolicking with a female cow

It was the gay animal story of 2014.

When people learned Irish bull Benjy was going to be killed because he refused to breed, it created an internet phenomenon.

May 28, 2015

Conrad Ricamora: 'People have demanded it be rewritten'

When the characters of Oliver and Connor were tested for HIV in the season finale of ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, it seemed like only the promiscuous Connor (played by Jack Falahee) had a real chance of testing positive.

But there was a surprise twist.

Connor was not infected but his far less active computer nerd boyfriend Oliver was.

May 28, 2015

A third of MPs are in favor of introducing civil partnerships for same-sex couples

Poland has rejected civil unions for gay couples for the fourth time.

The parliament voted to table the discussion of the proposed law which would allow same-sex couples to have similar rights to opposite-sex married couples.

Less than a third of MPs, 146, voted for the discussion, with 215 voting against. 24 abstained and 75 refused to vote at all.

May 28, 2015

An impressive multi-media exploration of identity, race, and belonging

Hetain Patel delivers a personal and humorous exploration of identity in his new show American Boy at Sadler's Wells theatre in London.

An accomplished impressionist, in this show Patel uses many voices but never his own.

May 28, 2015

The British Library has created a website to showcase the archive of the influential feminist magazine; a title read by many lesbian and bisexual women in the 70s and 80s

Ground-breaking British magazine, Spare Rib has today had all its issues put online for free.

The seminal magazine ran between 1973-1993, with its initial success coinciding with the growth in the Women’s Liberation Movement.

It was a must-read for feminists – including many lesbian and bisexual women – and featured articles that challenged the status quo and showcased the work of many up and coming writers and illustrators.

May 28, 2015

But gay activists hope Ugandans will see them for enjoying life as human beings

A Ugandan tabloid has published pictures of LGBTI Ugandans celebrating Pride on its front page, branding it a 'sex fest' today (28 May).

Activists from the Out and Proud Diamond Group attended Birmingham Pride last weekend, kissing their loved ones and celebrating in a way they cannot do in the country they once called home.

The knowledge they can never go back was heightened when Hello Daily newspaper published their full photos, making clear they would risk violence if they return.

May 27, 2015

With Labor MP Anna Burke declaring her support for same-sex marriage and another in the Senate declaring his support the Australian Parliament is now as close to majority support for the reform than it has ever been

The campaign for marriage equality in Australia believes it is just one MP short of securing the passage of a same-sex marriage bill in the House of Representatives and that it already has the support of the majority in the Senate.

A day after Labor Opposition leader Bill Shorten announced he would be moving a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, Labor MP Anna Burke announced she too was now a supporter of the reform.

May 27, 2015

Unsubstantiated report in gossip mag

Pitt is reportedly bisexual, hooks up with rent boys and has an open marriage with wife Angelina Jolie.

That's according to a completely unproven report in a tabloid gossip magazine in the US.

Despite the dubious source, the story has already gained traction on the internet where it has been repeated without question by other publications.

Hollywood insider Hesham 'Sham' Ibrahim makes the unsubstantiated claims the actor has a history of bisexuality that goes back at least 10 years.

May 27, 2015

We love you Greenland

Greenland has become the latest country to pass same-sex marriage equality and offer adoption to gay and lesbian couples.

Parliament agreed 27-0 to the new measures yesterday (26 May) and the law will come into effect on 1 October.

It’s just another reason why this vast wilderness nation of just 57,000 people is one of the most amazing places on Earth. Congratulations Greenland!

May 27, 2015

In a new UK study, it found over a third of bisexuals had been sexually harassed

A psychotherapist told a woman that because she's bisexual, it was her fault she had been raped.

This is just one out of the many bisexual respondents to a survey that has found over a third have been sexually harassed or assaulted because of their sexuality.

A new report, launched by Scottish LGBTI charity Equality Network, has suggested that bisexuals are likely to be harassed on the assumption they are 'promiscuous' or 'unfaithful'.

May 27, 2015

It is in the interest of protecting performers from STDs, apparently

Do you have a fetish for goggles? If you do, it's your lucky day because that might end up being the only option if new regulations in California are enforced.

Gay porn actors could be forced to wear protective eye gear during shoots as part of an attempt to keep sets safe from sexually transmitted diseases.

People in the industry are calling the new proposals ridiculous, saying they will only force production out of the state.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports on a 21-page draft which insists condoms, as well as eye gear, are used in all sex scenes.

May 27, 2015

Parliament unanimously approves gay marriage and adoption

Greenland's parliament Tuesday (26 May) voted unanimously to adopt Danish laws legalizing gay marriage and adoption.

Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark and has been self-governing since 2009.

The Arctic nation adopted Denmark’s civil union law in 1996. But it did not do the same when Denmark legalized gay marriage in 2012.

In February, it was announced that a bill to remedy this would be introduced in spring, which parliament passed by a vote of 27-0 with two absentations.

May 27, 2015

Former Soviet country wanted to bring in anti-gay law and host the Olympics. They apparently can't do both

Kazakhstan has struck down a proposed law that would have banned 'gay propaganda' similar to its Russian neighbors, thanks in part to Martina Navratilova.

The tennis legend and 26 other sporting heroes like Robbie Rogers wrote an outspoken letter to the IOC that Kazakhstan should not be allowed to host the 2022 Winter Olympics if they went ahead with the law.

And, very quietly, the county's Constitutional Council said the law 'was not in line with the constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan'.

May 27, 2015

'A person like that can have a sex change and be just as accepted as an entertainer or a TV star or something like that afterwards'

Before Bruce Jenner, there was Renee Richards.

The same year Jenner won gold at the 1976 Olympics, Richards was waging a legal fight to compete in the US Open tennis tournament as a woman.

Her transition from Richard Raskind took place exactly 40 years ago and it was at a time when the world was far less understanding about such things. There certainly was no reality show or interview with Diane Sawyer.

May 27, 2015

'He is gay, gay, gay and pretty popular in the ballroom scene'

The suspect in a brutal attack on a gay couple is himself gay.

Bayna El-Amin is wanted by police after hitting Jonathan Snipes and Ethan York-Adams over their heads with a chair at Chelsea Dallas BBQ in Manhattan earlier this month.

Snipes alleged that his attacker said, 'Take that faggot,' while kicking him, and police are treating the assault as a hate crime.

May 26, 2015

Luna Lovegood actress takes on homophobes in an open letter published on Facebook

A Harry Potter actor has gone on a rant against homophobia on social media.

Evanna Lynch, an Irish performer who played Luna Lovegood in the wizarding franchise, has blasted the 'nasty, scathing and downright cruel' remarks left on an Instagram thread about her belief in marriage equality.

May 26, 2015

He said he has a 'great love and respect for the gay community'

Martin Sheen has worked with Spiderman, in the West Wing, and even with his son Charlie, but there is just one thing he refuses to share the set with.

That would be a pink dildo the size of a mechanical bull, which prompted him to boycott a scene on his new Netflix TV show Grace and Frankie.

Sheen plays Robert, a divorce lawyer who leaves his wife for another man, in the show that also stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. During the Bachelor Party episode, you can see Sheen horrified when he spots the prop.

May 26, 2015

But how will the hand give birth?...

A Turkish televangelist has claimed men who masturbate will meet their 'pregnant hand in the afterlife'.

Mücahid Cihad Han, a Muslim preacher, was answering viewers' questions on 2000 TV on 24 May when one asked him about masturbation.

The viewer said he 'kept masturbating, although he was married, and even during the Umrah', the piligrimage to Mecca performed by Muslims.

In the bizarre response, Han insisted Islam strictly bans masturbation.

May 26, 2015

'I’m just here to play football. I’m not here to try to do anything historic'

Michael Sam just wants to be one of the guys.

The man who made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team was taking a far more low-key approach when he was officially introduced Tuesday as the newest member of the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes.

'I’m just here to play football,' Sam said at a press conference. 'I’m not here to try to do anything historic.'

May 26, 2015

Two were caught having sex in a mechanic's workshop

Three men have been sentenced to three years in jail for gay sex in Morocco, where homosexuality and premarital sex are illegal.

The sentence was handed down on Friday (22 May) by a court in the northeastern city of Taourirt.

Police were tipped off to two of the men, a mechanic in his 40s and a man in his 20s, who they caught having sex in the mechanic's workshop. 

During their detention, they said they met through a mutual friend, who was then also arrested.

May 26, 2015

Stevie Phillips, who also repped Liza Minnelli, writes shocking tell-all

Stevie Phillips waited for 46 years after Judy Garland's death to write a book filled with shocking revelations about the troubled star.

But now that she has, Garland's one-time agent is holding nothing back.

Among the stories shared in the book Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue are that Garland sometimes amused herself by having lesbian sex during limo rides to her concerts.

May 26, 2015

The film Jeffrey was welcome change after seven years as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation

Patrick Stewart has played several gay roles in recent decades but he will always have a special fondness for his first.

The year was 1994 and the film was Jeffrey about a young man (Steven Weber) in New York who besides to become celibate because he is terrified of AIDS.

Stewart was cast as an interior designer named Sterling who is determined to find Jeffrey a long-term relationship.