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August 13, 2014

Two men meet moments before their execution. A love story between two women across decades and states. A zebra - all of these and more in the running for the Iris Prize

A late night search for Viagra by two aging strangers during a one night stand.

A military exercise in the woods where two soldiers cover each other’s faces in camouflage paint, and learn more about each other.

A lesbian couple argue during a hurricane.

A zebra runs into a tree.

These are just a few of the films wanting to be named the winner of the Iris Prize, the coveted award given to the world’s best LGBT film short.

March 30, 2014

2 security guards at call center company charged for violating city ordinance which prohibits 'all discriminatory acts against homosexuals in the workplace'

A transgender woman working at a call center company in Quezon City has filed a criminal complaint against two security guards for prohibiting her to use the company’s female restroom.

January 28, 2014

The offices of LGBTI rights group Alternative Cote d'Ivoire were ransacked by around 200 homophobic thugs on Saturday - smashing windows and stealing computers

The most prominent LGBTI rights group in the West African nation of Ivory Coast has had its offices looted, with rocks and garbage hurled into the building and computers and other valuables stolen by a mob of around 200 anti-gay protesters.

Ivory Coast is one of the few African countries that does not criminalize homosexuality so it has traditionally been seen as a safe-haven for homosexuals.

However the attack on the offices of Alternative Cote d'Ivoire after days of anti-gay protests may indicate that attitudes towards LGBTIs are hardening in the country.

October 6, 2013

Betu Singh will live on through the Sangini Trust she helped found and Project Bolo, the oral history of prominent LGBT activists in India

The search for livelihood saw Anandita Singh leave home in eastern India’s Kolkata city and head for national capital New Delhi where she worked as a security guard.

But her real journey began when she came out to take a leading role in the movement for LGBT rights in India, becoming a founding member of Sangini Trust.

The trust, established in 1997 under the Naz Foundation (India), is the oldest non- governmental organization in India to provide support to LBT persons.

August 8, 2013

Ken Bencomo was fired after 17 years when his marriage made the news

Whether or not Ken Bencomo ever gets gets his job back at St. Lucy’s Priory High School, he knows now how much his students appreciate him.

On Thursday (8 August), hundreds of current and former students of the Catholic school in Glendora, California, delivered more than 45,000 petition signatures which ask that Bencomo be given his job back.

June 9, 2013

One of the suspects charged in Méric's death could face 15 years in prison if convicted

French authorities charged five suspects, with links to an ultranationalist group, in the murder of an 18-year old gay activist.

It comes after eight people were arrested.

At a press conference yesterday (8 June), prosecutor Francois Molins announced he sought murder charges against one suspect in Clement Méric's death. The teen was violently attacked by a group of three men and one woman, near Saint-Lazare train station, on 5 June.

April 19, 2013

A young man from Jerusalem, Israel was verbally abused and brutally assaulted on a night bus for being gay, while passengers and security stood by and did not intervene

A young gay man was attacked on a Jerusalem night bus, receiving facial injuries.

The youth in his early twenties went out with friends in Jerusalem, Israel’s capital and making their way back home return on a night bus.

The youth, who prefers to remain unnamed, recounted to daily Yediot Yerushalaim: ‘Three friends and I got on and sat at the back of the bus chatting.

March 12, 2013

Mall officials cooperate and say they are taking a look at their sensitivity training

About 250 people showed up at a shopping mall in California over the weekend to publicly show some same-sex affection - and to make a point.

March 6, 2013

Mall officials maintain couple was involved in 'sexually explicit conduct' when reprimanded by a security guard

A California shopping mall where a gay couple says they were singled out for kissing and holding hands will be the site of a 'Kiss In' protest on Saturday (9 March).

There has been growing public support for Daniel Chesmore and Jose Guzman who were shopping at Westfield Galleria in Roseville last week when they were reprimanded by a security guard.

Organizers say the 'gay peace protest' will take place at 11 am PST.

March 6, 2013

Guard claimed 'any couple' holding hands or kissing would be reprimanded

A gay couple says a security guard at a California shopping mall reprimanded them and asked them to leave after he saw them holding hands and kissing.

Daniel Chesmore and Jose Guzman were shopping at Westfield Galleria in Roseville, California on 2 March when the incident occurred.

'I feel like we’re always treated differently because we’re gay,' Guzman told Fox station KTXL in Sacramento. 'It makes me sad.'

February 8, 2013

Floyd Lee Corkins II has pleaded guilty to three felonies, while court documents published online revealed his plan to target a second right wing organization if he had not been stopped at the first

Family Research Council shooter Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, pleaded guilty to three felonies on Wednesday, while federal court documents published by the Washington Post have revealed that he planned to attack further right wing organizations had he not been stopped by security guard Leonardo Johnson.

January 29, 2013

A gay couple have claimed a SPAR Ireland security guard called them 'faggots' after they kissed

A gay couple have claimed they were attacked at a grocery store in Ireland.

Robbie Lawlor and his boyfriend Emmett Daly said they had gone for a few drinks together at a gay bar in Dublin on Sunday night (27 January).

They went to get a late night snack from a Spar Ireland on Dame Street at 3.30am, where they kissed.

Writing on Facebook, Lawlor claims: ‘The security guard then came over to us and told us to “take it back into the George you faggots”.

September 4, 2012

Reverend Anthony Evans says he need protection from the 'forces of evil' that support gay marriage which he opposes

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), an organisation of African-American churches, has announced they are taking security measures to protect their chair, Reverend Anthony Evans.

The organisation made this decision on Sunday (2 September) following last month’s shooting of a security guard at the offices of the anti-gay Family Research Council in Washington, DC.

August 24, 2012

GLAAD president condemns anti-gay stance of FRC and NOM

Herndon Graddick, the president of the Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has hit out at anti-LGBT organizations following the shooting at the Family Research Council's (FRC) headquarters last week.

Writing in the Huffington Post, GLAAD’s President Herndon Graddick said: ‘The shooting that took place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council last week was a tragedy. The security guard who apprehended the shooter is a hero.

‘The actions of anti-gay groups in the aftermath have been nothing short of reprehensible.’

August 18, 2012

Bill Keller, internet evangelist, is suing Southern Poverty Law Center for not taking his ministry of their 'hate list'

A US anti-gay internet evangelist is planning to sue civil rights group Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for describing him as a ‘hate group leader’.

Bill Keller is suing the SPLC for $100million (£63.72m, €81.16m) if it does not take him and his ministry LivePrayer.com off its ‘hate group’ list.

The evangelist also agreed with the Family Rights Council who blamed the civil rights group for the shooting of a security guard at FRC headquarters this week.

August 16, 2012

LGBT organizations are quick to denounce Washington DC shooting

A security guard was shot in the arm at the offices of the anti-gay Family Research Council in Washington DC on Wednesday (15 August).

The gunman may have disagreed with the organization's socially conservative views, according to various reports.

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier told the Washington Post that the man was confronted by the guard at 10:45 am.

August 16, 2012

Floyd Lee Corkins II is LGBT center volunteer who had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his bag

Details emerged Thursday (16 August) about the man charged with shooting and wounding a security guard at the offices of the conservative lobbying group Family Research Council in Washington DC.

The suspect is Floyd Lee Corkins II who was a volunteer at a local LGBT center. He reportedly had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his bag at the time of the shooting and before pulling out a gun, he allegedly said to the guard something to the effect of 'I don't like your politics.'

May 27, 2012

Ruling comes after two gay men were escorted out of a Cali mall for kissing in public

Colombia’s constitutional court has ruled the government cannot restrict gay couples’ right to express affection in public.

The ruling comes after two men were forced to leave a Cali mall when a security guard found them kissing in public.

The court decided the incident was in violation of the couple’s human rights.

The judge stated in his ruling the security guard's actions showed ‘discrimination that only affected gay couples.’

March 16, 2012

We interview Australian filmmaker Logan Mucha about his  gay rights in Eastern Europe documentary, showing at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival tomorrow

The ‘dire’ plight of gay activists in Belarus, where there is no protection of LGBT rights at all, is the subject of a documentary, East Bloc Love, showing at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival tomorrow.

Gay Star News speaks to Australian filmmaker Logan Mucha about why he decided gay rights in Eastern Europe should be the focus of his first feature film, what happened when activists tried to hold a Pride march in Belarus and how the KGB are trying, unconvincingly, to infiltrate gay rights groups.