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Love among the gay penguins at London Zoo (+ Video)

Love among the gay penguins at London Zoo (+ Video)

The chief curator of London Zoo probably has more experience of penguins than most. When it comes to love, he thinks we humans could learn a thing or two from them. “I think there is something we can learn from penguins and other species in the way that they’re tolerant of same-sex relations”, Brian Zimmerman […]

Greece: Gay lovers go viral as Valentine’s ads spark debate

Greece: Gay lovers go viral as Valentine’s ads spark debate

When Chloe Kritharas Devienne was asked to photograph 28 couples kissing and cuddling in Greece while holding a bar of Lacta chocolate, she did not expect to be attacked by trolls. The Valentine’s Day adverts for the popular chocolate brand were the first to feature same-sex and interracial couples in Greece, a conservative country where […]

India: Small firms opt out as India Inc races to be LGBT-friendly

India: Small firms opt out as India Inc races to be LGBT-friendly

Following India’s September move to scrap a colonial-era ban on gay sex, more and more corporations are opening their doors to LGBT+ people and ushering in policies to make them feel more welcome. But smaller firms across industries – textile houses, printing presses, rubber manufacturers, real estate agencies, and others – are not racing to […]

India: Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ film splits audiences

India: Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ film splits audiences

The big reveal during Bollywood’s first mainstream LGBT+ film “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga …” (“When I Saw That Girl, I Felt …”) arrives halfway through the feature. Distraught protagonist, Sweety, played by actress, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, explains to her besotted male admirer that she is in love with another woman. The film’s […]

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

By Caroline Paige [Monday 4th February marked] the 20th anniversary of the day the Royal Air Force allowed me to serve openly as a transgender woman. As I reflect on the past 20 years of positive transgender inclusion in the British Armed Forces, US President, Donald Trump, continues to pursue his 2017 order to prevent […]

Berlin: Festival aims for gender equality with half of films by women

Berlin: Festival aims for gender equality with half of films by women

(Reuters) – The Berlin Film Festival has made a pledge to promote gender equality, taking the first step toward that goal by screening almost an equal number of movies directed by women as by men. Out of the 400 films to be screened at this year’s Berlinale, almost half have female directors. “We still have […]

Thailand: Gay couples to ‘live more freely’ with civil unions

Thailand: Gay couples to ‘live more freely’ with civil unions

Luke Cassady-Dorion believed marriage was for “boring” straight people until he met the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with – Tae. But Thailand, where they live, does not permit same-sex marriage. So the couple wed in New York. With Thailand set to pass a landmark law that would make it […]