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January 11, 2019 10:55 PM Lithuania court hands down landmark ruling about gay couples

The highest court in Lithuania has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be given residency permits. In a momentous ruling on Friday (January 11), the court denounced the practice of denying residency permits to gay spouses as discriminatory and against human dignity, according to AFP. “The refusal to issue permits cannot be based only on gender 112

January 11, 2019 3:36 PM Out Texas lawmakers form state’s first LGBT caucus

Five out Democrats in Texas have formed the first LGBT+ caucus in the state’s legislature. The five lawmakers came together to launch the first official LGBT+ caucus, which will fight for equal rights in the traditionally-conservative, Republican-controlled state. The LGBT+ caucus will be chaired by state representative Mary González, who was only the second 106

January 10, 2019 7:45 PM Manchester Pride adopts Pride flag with black and brown stripes

Manchester Pride has chosen an official flag which includes black and brown stripes alongside the original rainbow. The 2019 Manchester Pride Festival will use a design with eight stripes which was originally flown outside Philadelphia’s City Hall in 2017, instead of Gilbert Baker‘s classic flag. Mark Fletcher, the chief executive of Manchester Pride 100

January 7, 2019 4:19 PM Golden Globes 2019: All the best looks from Janelle Monáe to Billy Porter

LGBT+ stars, from Janelle Monáe to Pose‘s Billy Porter, rocked the 76th Golden Globes on Sunday night (January 6). Other LGBT+ celebrities and allies turning heads at the Golden Globes included Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox and Ben Whishaw. Janelle Monáe made waves at a Golden Globes afterparty, wearing a Chanel designed leather gold crown and Egyptian-style 263

January 4, 2019 2:58 PM Japanese lesbian couple to wed in all 26 countries with marriage equality

A Japanese lesbian couple is planning to hold weddings in all 26 countries where same-sex marriage is legal to protest their nation’s lack of marriage equality. University students Misato Kawasaki, 21, and Mayu Otaki, 22, will post pictures of the ceremonies on their blog during their six-month journey in an effort to convince readers that same-sex couples 77

January 4, 2019 12:36 PM Chelsea fan banned from matches for three years over homophobic abuse

A Chelsea fan has been banned from attending football matches for three years after admitting shouting homophobic abuse. George Bradley, 20, was fined £965 and handed a ban by Brighton Magistrates’ Court after admitting a charge of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress. The football fan was accused 77

December 31, 2018 1:47 PM Louis CK mocks non-binary people and Parkland shooting in new material

Comedian Louis CK, who was accused by five women of sexual harassment in 2017, has allegedly mocked non-binary people and victims of the Parkland school shooting in his new material. In a recording leaked on social media, CK appears to poke fun of young people, who he describes as “just boring.” “[They’re] telling you ‘you shouldn’t say that’, ‘that’s 73

December 31, 2018 12:44 AM Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea

The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn't surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties I recently attended in Delhi. The common consensus was that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a colonial-era law has pushed the country towards adopting Western ideals 65

December 28, 2018 12:06 PM Rose Parade set to have its first ever queer queen

Louise Deser Siskel has revealed that she will be the first openly LGBT+ Rose Queen in the history of the Rose Parade. The 2019 Rose Parade on January 1 will be the 130th anniversary of the event in Pasadena, California—and Siskel has become the first of the parade‘s 101 queens to announce that she’s queer, according to Pasadena Star-News. The Sequoyah 227

December 26, 2018 3:06 PM Macron CRISIS: Wife Brigitte sparks homophobia row as pressure mounts on French president

BRIGITTE Macron sparked outrage amongst gay activists for poising for a photo with a notorious tycoon who is being prosecuted over his controversial homophobic remarks. Mrs Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, was blasted after posing for a picture with a Christmas market operator, Marcel Campion, who previously labelled homosexuals 85