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Grindr: China’s Kunlun says US approves sale to investor group

Grindr: China’s Kunlun says US approves sale to investor group

(Reuters) – Chinese gaming company, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd, said on Friday that a US national security panel approved the $620 million sale of popular gay dating app, Grindr, to an investor group called San Vicente Acquisition LLC. The panel, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), ordered Kunlun last year to […]

UN expert calls for global ban on ‘cruel’ conversion therapy

UN expert calls for global ban on ‘cruel’ conversion therapy

A top UN expert urged global governments on Monday to ban the “degrading” practice, known as conversion therapy, which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The call came as new United Nations research said the widely discredited treatment was used in at least 100 countries, despite no scientific evidence that sexual […]

US: As protests rage, LGBT+ activists call for return to ‘radical roots’

US: As protests rage, LGBT+ activists call for return to ‘radical roots’

As widespread protests over racial injustice roiled the US, LGBT+ campaigners on Monday, start of the annual Pride month, called for a return to the rebellious origins of the US gay rights movement. Pride celebrations have come under criticism for becoming heavily commercialised, and straying from their roots, and the outrage sparked by the killing of […]

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Dr Eddie Murphy gives his three expert tips for how to cope during Covid-19.

US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

The US Education Department has ruled that allowing transgender girls to compete in girls’ sports leagues is illegal, and could mean that schools allowing the practice would lose federal funding, it said in a letter made public on Thursday. The department’s civil rights office said the policy violates federal civil rights law, which guarantees equal […]

US: Gay weddings boost economy by $3.8 billion since landmark ruling

US: Gay weddings boost economy by $3.8 billion since landmark ruling

Gay and lesbian weddings have boosted state and local economies by an estimated $3.8 billion since same-sex marriage was legalised in the United States in 2015, according to a study published on Thursday. Nearly 300,000 gay and lesbian couples have tied the knot since the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, according […]

US: LGBT+ Court win secures social security benefits

US: LGBT+ Court win secures social security benefits

Gay and lesbian spouses in the United States can claim social security survivor’s benefits, even if they were married for less than nine months, a federal court has ruled, overturning a requirement that left some widows and widowers homeless. The US District Court for Arizona said that it was unconstitutional for the Social Security Administration […]