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An archbishop’s anti-same-sex marriage motion has been turned down by bishops in a move that has left the Anglican Church of Australia divided. The motion, proposed by archbishop Kanishka Raffel with the help of the Conservative Sydney Diocese, attempted to reinforce the ‘traditional view’ of marriage being between men and women. Currently, any of Australia’s Anglican Diocese
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Eric Bourne and Stephen Carpenter will become the first ever same-sex couple to get married in British Antarctic Territory. (British Antarctic Survey/ Rich Turner) Two polar research ship crew members are set to become the first ever same-sex couple to get married in British Antarctic Territory. Eric Bourne and Stephen Carpenter have been together for
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Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Maya Hawke as Robin and Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson in Netflix fantasy horror Stranger Things. (Netflix) Stranger Things star Maya Hawke has spoken about how her character Robin Buckley’s “queerness is just an aspect of her personhood”. Ahead of the release of the fourth season of Stranger Things, which
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Brittney Griner, #42 of the Phoenix Mercury, was detained by Russian customs officials. (Mike Mattina/Getty Images) American basketball player Brittney Griner is “safe” after being detained in Russia, a Women’s National Basketball Association chief said. The seven-time All-Star centre for the Phoenix Mercury was detained on drug charges by Russia’s Federal Customs Service at the Sheremetyevo
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Vladimir Putin has compared the so-called “cancelling” of JK Rowling as akin to Nazis burning books in the 1930s. Putin cited Rowling during a rant claiming that the West is trying to “cancel” Russia as his troops continue to wreak devastation on Ukraine. In dubbed footage broadcast by Sky News on Friday (25 March), Putin claimed that the West seeks
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Hundreds of anti-war protesters gathered at Times Square in New York City, to protest Russian attacks in Ukraine. (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Between police raids and censorship, an LGBT+ group has fled Russia as they fear the “responsibility” for losing the Ukraine war “will be assigned” to the queer community. Watching Vladimir Putin
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Non-binary activist in Madrid, Spain, 2021. (Aldara Zarraoa/Getty Images) Non-binary people have worse mental health than other genders, according to a new report. On average, more than one in two non-binary people (51 per cent) are clinically distressed or struggling, the second-ever Mental State of the World Report 2021 found. The researchers at Sapiens Lab,
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Activists hold the rainbow flag on Volodymyrska Street during the Equality March. (Pavlo_Bagmut/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty) LGBT+ activists in Ukraine have said they will “never give up” and that Putin will “break all his teeth trying to bite” as Russia finally invades. There was widespread shock and condemnation across the world on Thursday morning
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Ubisoft moves Rainbow Six tournament from the United Arab Emirates after fans protest over the country’s track record on LGBT+ rights. (YouTube/Ubisoft North America) Ubisoft has scrapped plans for a Rainbow Six Siege tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after fan outcry over LGBT+ rights. The official Rainbow Six e-sports Twitter account shared a
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People marching in Trans Pride London in 2019. (WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty) A leading European LGBT+ rights organisation has warned that anti-trans rhetoric is causing “serious damage” in the UK, citing the BBC’s “transphobic reporting”. Anti-trans rhetoric and violence has become increasingly common in the UK in recent years, with the nation embroiled in a
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Sha’Carri Richardson. (Getty/ Jonathan Ferrey) US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has called out the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for allowing Kamila Valieva to compete at the Olympics amid a doping scandal. The 15-year-old Russian figure skater won a gold medal in the team event, but it was later revealed by the World Anti-Doping Agency
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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. (Rohan Thomson/Getty Images) Australian faith-based schools will be banned from expelling gay students but could still freely oust trans pupils in proposals agreed by ruling party lawmakers. In the confusing and contentious saga of prime minister Scott Morrison’s Religious Discrimination Bill, ministers have repeatedly see-sawed between protecting Christian groups and
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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. (Rohan Thomson/Getty Images) Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has vowed to stop students from being expelled for their sexuality or gender identity by religious schools. In an unexpected turnaround, the right-wing leader who has long been upfront about his evangelical Christian faith, promised to stop faith-based schools from discriminating against
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Indian filmmaker Onir. (Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) A gay Bollywood’s director has blasted the Indian government’s decision to ban his film about a gay army officer. Onir, born Anirban Dhar, is best known for Mr Brother…Nikhil, one of the first mainstream Hindi films to explore HIV and same-sex relationships. Inspired by the real-life
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France bans barbaric conversion therapy once and for all (Kay Nietfeld – Pool/Getty Images) France’s law banning conversion therapy has passed its final stages, with president Emmanuel Macron declaring “being yourself… is nothing to be cured”. The sweeping ban, which gives no exemptions for religious conversion therapy, was voted in by parties on both sides
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Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and J Mase III are holding their fourth iteration of their #TransphobiaIsASin Campaign. (Instagram/@jmaseiii) A group of activists invite social media to join their campaign to ‘disrupt the religious violence trans people experience every day’. Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and J Mase III edited the Black Trans Prayer Book to dismantle
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