News & Current Affairs

Malaysian wins right to challenge Muslim anti-gay law

Malaysian wins right to challenge Muslim anti-gay law

Malaysia’s top court has given the go-ahead for a man to challenge an Islamic [anti-gay law], his lawyer said on Wednesday, in a test case for gay rights in the mostly Muslim country. LGBT+ rights groups say Islamic laws have been increasingly used to target the country’s gay community, with a rise in arrests and […]

US: LGBT+ visibility builds acceptance – survey

US: LGBT+ visibility builds acceptance – survey

Americans are more likely to accept LGBT+ people if they see them portrayed in film, television and advertisements, said a survey released on Wednesday, findings that supporters say illustrate the benefits of visibility to the LGBT+ community. Nearly half of those who saw LGBT+ images in the media were more receptive of gay, lesbian, bisexual […]

Philip Normal – UK’s first openly HIV+ mayor

Philip Normal – UK’s first openly HIV+ mayor

As Britain’s first openly HIV-positive mayor, Philip Normal says his responsibilities stretch far beyond his constituents in Lambeth, the inner-city borough that perhaps best epitomises London’s demographic hotchpotch. The new mayor, an artist and designer, who runs his own fashion store in Lambeth’s trendy Brixton area, has received thousands of congratulatory messages following his election […]

Zambia: President pardons gay couple jailed for 15 years

Zambia: President pardons gay couple jailed for 15 years

(Reuters) – Zambia’s president has pardoned a gay couple sentenced to 15 years in prison in November under colonial-era [anti-gay] laws, in a case that caused a diplomatic row with the United States. Japhet Chataba, 39, and Steven Sambo, 31, were among nearly 3,000 inmates pardoned by President Edgar Lungu last Friday, to commemorate Africa […]

Costa Rica allows same-sex marriages in a first for Central America

Costa Rica allows same-sex marriages in a first for Central America

Costa Rica gave the go-ahead to same-sex marriages on Tuesday, making it the first country in Central America to do so, after a landmark court ruling came into effect at midnight. The nation’s constitutional court ruled in August 2018 that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, and gave parliament 18 months to legislate, or […]

Netflix Debuts Space Force (Trailer)

Netflix Debuts Space Force (Trailer)

Inside Joke: Space Force Podcast Debuts May 29th! Space is hard, but this podcast makes it look easy. Join host and star, Jimmy O. Yang, starting May 29th, as he welcomes the cast and crew behind the new Netflix series, Space Force, for a 10-part podcast exploring the stories behind the show. New episodes Mondays […]

Netflix: Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne in THE OLD GUARD

Netflix: Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne in THE OLD GUARD

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood – Screenplay: Greg Rucka Cast: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, with Matthias Schoenaerts and Chiwetel Ejiofor Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries, with a mysterious inability to die, have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But […]