Tag Archive | LGBT

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, […]

Australian state mulls first gay ‘conversion therapy’ ban

Australian state mulls first gay ‘conversion therapy’ ban

An Australian state is considering the nation’s first ban and jail sentences for so-called gay conversion therapy, a bid that has sparked division more than two years after the country legalised same-sex marriage. The northeastern state of Queensland introduced a bill in November that would prohibit conversion therapy, with its top health official labelling the […]

Trump names openly-gay Grenell acting director of national intelligence

Trump names openly-gay Grenell acting director of national intelligence

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday named US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, a strong supporter of his policies, to be acting director of national intelligence. “Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to working with him,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Indonesia: Bill on family targets LGBT and surrogacy

Indonesia: Bill on family targets LGBT and surrogacy

(Reuters) – Politicians from four Indonesian parties are backing a so-called ‘Family Resilience’, bill that would outlaw surrogacy and require LGBT people to seek treatment at rehabilitation centres, prompting outrage on social media and criticism from activists. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, is seeing a shift towards greater conservatism, including growing state and […]

Chelsea ban some Man United fans for homophobic chants

Chelsea ban some Man United fans for homophobic chants

(Reuters) – Chelsea have said they will ban a ‘large group’ of Manchester United supporters who chanted homophobic slurs at Monday’s Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea said a number of supporters were either prevented from entering the stadium, or ejected during the game.

Ukraine: LGBT+ war veterans boost battle for equality

Ukraine: LGBT+ war veterans boost battle for equality

Ukraine army veteran, Viktor Pylypenko, kept his sexuality a secret for years, worried that the men he had fought alongside would turn against him if they knew he was gay. When he finally came out publicly in 2018, two years after leaving the volunteer Donbas Battalion he had served with, Pylypenko realised his fears were […]

LGBT-themed Short Film At Pinewood Liftoff Sessions

LGBT-themed Short Film At Pinewood Liftoff Sessions

Gay, London-based indie filmmaker, Lexy Anderson, will premiere her LGBT-themed short film at the Pinewood Liftoff Global Network Sessions 2020 today Sunday (February 16th). Her independently made film, entitled ‘Kill: Norwood’ follows ‘overprotective parents, Jonathan and Nancy, attempting to pry their game-obsessed daughter, Maxine, away from the screen and back to reality by hiring an […]