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Greenville County Court House
Could this US county introduce a Poland-style ‘LGBT-Free Zone’?

A bid to get rid of an anti-LGBT+ resolution from the 90s may lead to a new ballot to entrench ‘traditional values’.

Joe Biden holds Pete Buttigieg's shoulders.
Anti-LGBT+ Republican says Buttigieg is used to being groped by men like Biden

State senator’s comment ‘sends a horrible message to LGBTQ youth’.

Pride in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong homophobes fear LGBT+ court victory brings marriage equality closer

Hong Kong High Court has ruled that same-sex couples should be able to access public housing.

Cape Town police arresting two suspects.
Teen boys gang raped lesbian to ‘correct’ her sexuality

Attack happened in Cape Town as it celebrated its Pride festival this weekend.

Ralph Northam in Blacksburg, Virginia in 2017.
It’s official: Governor signs new law banning ‘gay cures’ in Virginia

The new law is the first in the South to protect young people from anti-LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’.

Joe Biden.
Joe Biden predicts we will see a lot more of Pete Buttigieg as he wins his endorsement

History-making openly gay candidate Pete Buttigieg is out of the race and backing Biden as Super Tuesday starts.

Vladimir Putin
Putin submits plan to ban same-sex marriage in Russia’s constitution

Further constitutional changes are likely to allow Putin to continue in power long-term.

Pete Buttigieg.
Gay candidate Pete Buttigieg pulls out of US presidential race

Buttigieg had been the first openly gay major presidential candidate for the US presidency.

Upset woman.
US states finally move to get rid of gay and trans panic defenses

The gay or trans panic defense lets hate attackers get smaller sentences or even get let off if they claim an LGBT+ person was coming on to them.

Julie Wilensky and supporters file the case.
Students are taking South Carolina to court over ban on proper LGBT+ education

Currently South Carolina only allows public schools to talk about STIs and bans proper same-sex relationship education.

Effigy of same-sex couple on fire in Croatia.
Town cheers as they burn effigy of same-sex couple and baby

The Prime Minister of Croatia has condemned the ‘arsonists’ in Imotski.

Martyn Hett.
The UK’s new anti-terror law will also symbolize a mom’s love for her gay son

Martyn Hett was among 22 people killed in the 2017 Ariana Grande gig bombing.

Jakarta Indonesia, traffic.
Indonesia plans to make homosexuality a crime and force offenders into rehab camps

Politicians are also planning on banning S&M under the ‘Family Resilience’ Bill.

Michael Bloomberg
Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg calls trans people ‘it’ in 2019 video

He added that most voters don’t want to support Democrats who champion the rights of ‘some guy in a dress’.

Ambulance
Britain’s NHS will be free to turn away homophobic patients

New rules come in to place in April allowing NHS staff to refuse non-emergency care.

Joe Biden and Cher.
Cher backs Joe Biden for president: I Got You Babe

Legendary singer has backed Biden who is struggling to make headway in the race to be Democratic nominee to take on Trump.

Donald Trump
Trump talks about whether he and America are ready for a gay president

The first serious openly-gay candidate for the presidency, Pete Buttigieg is leading the Democratic field for now.

Vladimir Putin
Putin: Russia will never have gay marriage while I’m in the Kremlin

Putin wants to change the constitution to make marriage between a man and a woman as he plots to hold onto power for life.

Donald Trump.
Trump is getting more anti-LGBT+ as he fights for reelection

This is how President Trump dramatically expanded his anti-LGBT+ policies in 2019.

Bayard Rustin.
Martin Luther King’s friend Bayard Rustin will be pardoned for gay sex

Bayard Rustin was one of the heroes of the civil rights movement and was arrested for concensual gay sex.

Giant coronavirus.
Beware the gays will bring down Coronavirus upon us

Legislator goes on bizarre rant blaming Coronavirus, earthquakes and SARS on same-sex marriage.

Campaigners and supporters at the Virginia General Assembly.
Historic breakthrough for the South as Virginia votes to protect LGBT+ people

Virginia’s new law will protect 250,000 LGBT+ people but could be even more significant for southern US states.

Pete Buttigieg speaking in California in 2019.
Who is Pete Buttigieg? And will he become the first openly gay president of the United States?

Pete Buttigieg is now the unlikely frontrunner in the race to be the Democratic candidate to take on Donald Trump.

Crowd at Hong Kong Pride
Hong Kong citizens back same-sex marriage and LGBT+ protection

Support for LGBT+ people is at a record high. Could this pave the way for law change?

Protestor at Pride holds sign saying 'gender is a construct, tear it apart'.
LGBT+ groups back Scotland’s bid to have world class trans laws

72 Scottish LGBT+ groups have signed letter of solidarity with trans community as Scotland reviews Gender Recognition Act.

Crowds at Prague Pride 2017
Czechs back same-sex marriage as country debates changing law

Could Czech Republic become the next European country to make marriage legal? Two-thirds of Czechs think it should.

Transgender rights activists present their proposed law to politicians in Thailand (Photo: Facebook)
Transgender activists in Thailand propose law to protect their rights

They want to be recognized as the correct gender after they undergo surgery