LGBTQ

President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe. (Photo by Pradeep Dambarage/NurPhoto via Getty Images) The president of Sri Lanka has said his government won’t oppose a bill to decriminalise homosexuality – but added the bill must gain support before any laws change. On Sunday (11 September) president Ranil Wickremesinghe, who has held his role since July
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A protester holds the trans flag and snaps in solidarity with other speakers, during a trans rights demonstration. (Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty) Trans people in Montana have been permanently banned from changing their birth certificates in yet another devastating blow to LGBTQ+ rights. Health officials in the state adopted a proposed rule change on
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Dr Demetre Daskalakis at a monkeypox briefing (L) and posing shirtless (R). (Getty/Instagram) Right-wing trolls are mocking a gay monkeypox doctor because he’s hot and has dared to wear a harness. Dr Demetre Daskalakis, one of the White House’s most senior figures appointed to respond to the monkeypox outbreak, has faced smears from right-wing media
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Ed Balls discusses the same-sex couple in Peppa Pig with hosts. (Good Morning Britain/ITV) Viewers have criticised Good Morning Britain over its “uncomfortable” discussion on Peppa Pig’s inclusion of a same-sex couple. Hosts of the morning talk show Susanna Reid, Ed Balls, and Richard Arnold briefly discussed the addition of the same-sex couple to the children’s
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Nadhim Zahawi leaving No 10 amid Liz Truss’ reshuffle. (Getty) Nadhim Zahawi has been named minister for equalities in Liz Truss’ cabinet reshuffle. Zahawi, the short-lived chancellor appointed to the post by Boris Johnson in July, has been named chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, minister for intergovernmental relations and minister for equalities. For the
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Margaret Court walks onto court during the Centre Court Centenary Ceremony at Wimbledone 2022. (Ryan Pierse/Getty) Former tennis player Margaret Court claimed she was the victim of LGBT bullying in a post-Wimbledon interview. The Australian tennis player turned Christian minister discussed her time at the Women’s US Open at Wimbledon to The Telegraph and how she
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Sareh (Zahra) Sediqi Hamedani was arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for “promoting homosexuality” in October 2021. (YouTube/6rangIran) Two LGBTQ+ activists have been sentenced to death in Iran for “promoting homosexuality”. According to the Kurdish human rights organisation Hengaw, Zahra Sediqi Hamedani, also known as “Sareh”, 31, and Elham Chubdar, 24, were both sentenced
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The trans pub customer was injured during Brighton Pride. (Supplied and Getty/ Tristan Fewings) A non-binary Pride-goer has said they were injured in Brighton after a pub worker “policing toilets” during the celebrations “flew into a rage”. Sam (not their real name) described themselves to PinkNews as a masc-presenting non-binary trans person. Sam says that
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Maria Walsh speaks in an Instagram clip. (Maria Walsh/Instagram) MEP Maria Walsh has urged EuroPride to continue despite backlash from anti-LGBTQ+ groups. The Midlands-North-West member of the European Parliament insisted that the Pride festival – which is hosted in a different European city each year – should go ahead as scheduled from 12 to 18
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