Tag Archive | LGBT

9 Countries Seek to Ban Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’

9 Countries Seek to Ban Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’

From electric shocks to ‘praying away the gay’, global momentum is growing to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’, with bills drawn up in nine countries, a rights group said on Wednesday. The United States, Canada, Chile, Mexico, and Germany are among countries seeking to outlaw the treatment, based on the belief that being gay or transgender […]

Club GASS: Next Club Night – Friday March 13th!

Club GASS: Next Club Night – Friday March 13th!

The team at Club GASS have another great night planned for you for Friday March 13th! On the night, the colourful Miss Kiki St Clair will be your hostess with the mostest, and dextrous DJ Ruth will be providing a feast of fantastic music to get you on the dancefloor. Doors are at 11.30pm, and […]

US: Lawmakers propose third gender option on passports

US: Lawmakers propose third gender option on passports

A US lawmaker on Tuesday introduced a bill that would add a gender-neutral option to US passports, in a move advocates said would advance the rights of LGBT+ people, but which officials earlier ruled out as too expensive. If passed, the United States would join over 10 countries – including Canada, Germany, Australia and India […]

Nigeria: Broken lives of 47 anti-gay law victims

Nigeria: Broken lives of 47 anti-gay law victims

(Reuters) – The 57 men stumbled out of the back of a dark police truck, into the glare of a sunny courtyard, and a phalanx of cameras. Some clutched another’s hand, as if for comfort. They lined up on wooden benches in the dirt, almost all of them trying to hide their faces, and not […]

Croatia: President condemns burning of gay couple effigy

Croatia: President condemns burning of gay couple effigy

Croatia’s president on Monday condemned the burning of an effigy of two men and a child, at a festival weeks after the country’s highest court ruled that same-sex couples could foster children. Zoran Milanovic said the burning of the effigy, which depicted two men kissing, at a festival in southern Croatia on Sunday, was “inhumane […]

US Supreme Court to hear arguments on same-sex foster care

US Supreme Court to hear arguments on same-sex foster care

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a major religious rights dispute, involving the city of Philadelphia’s refusal to place children for foster care with a Catholic agency that bars same-sex couples from serving as foster parents. The justices will take up an appeal by Catholic Social Services, an arm of […]

UAE Bans Gay Bollywood Rom-Com

UAE Bans Gay Bollywood Rom-Com

A major Bollywood gay film has been banned in the conservative United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to a sizeable South Asian community, the director said on Friday, as his new movie hit theatres in India. Touted as India’s first gay male romantic comedy, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Be Extra Careful About Marriage) stars popular actor, […]