Gay Nation https://gaynation.co The online gay magazine for the New Zealand and Australian Gay Communities. Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:19:57 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://gaynation.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/GayNation_LogoStacked-200h-100x100.png Gay Nation https://gaynation.co 32 32 Study Suggests 10% of Gamers are LGBT+ https://gaynation.co/study-suggests-10-of-gamers-are-lgbt/ Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:19:57 +0000 https://gaynation.co/?p=113347 < 1 min read A study by Research Behemoth Nielsen has suggested 10% of all video game players are LGBT+. In an industry which has always been reticent to identify levels of LGBT+ consumers in the past, the results from Nielsen’s annual games 360 survey also breaks down the 10% of queer gamers suggesting 50% are bisexual, 40% are […]]]> Director Confirms ‘The Matrix’ Trilogy had a Hidden Transgender Story https://gaynation.co/director-confirms-the-matrix-trilogy-had-a-hidden-transgender-story/ Sun, 09 Aug 2020 07:11:57 +0000 https://gaynation.co/?p=113321 2 min read In a new interview about the trilogy, ‘The Matrix’ co-director Lilly Wachowski has confirmed that the popular sci-fi series is a transgender allegory. The interview comes as filming on the fourth movie in the series which had begun in San Francisco in February has been halted due to COVID-19, forcing the release date back until […]]]> Court Upholds Jail Sentence for Homosexuality in Tunisia https://gaynation.co/court-upholds-jail-sentence-for-homosexuality-in-tunisia/ Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:07:36 +0000 https://gaynation.co/?p=113176 2 min read An appeal by two men in Tunisia who were sent to jail for homosexuality has been upheld by an appeals court in the north African country. In a decision made by the court of appeals, the men had originally been sentenced to two years in jail in June, but the appeals court reduced their sentence […]]]> University Rejects Student’s Admission Because He is Engaged to a Man https://gaynation.co/university-rejects-students-admission-because-he-is-engaged-to-a-man/ Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:03:44 +0000 https://gaynation.co/?p=113130 2 min read A University in Tennessee has withdrawn its application for admission to a nursing student after discovering that he is engaged to a man. Alex Duron, 38, had been admitted to the graduate nursing program in the field of anesthesia at Union University, in Jackson Tennessee. Duron said he enrolled in this evangelical university because he […]]]> One of Sweden’s Biggest Pop Stars, Darin, Just Came Out https://gaynation.co/one-of-swedens-biggest-pop-stars-darin-just-came-out/ Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:01:19 +0000 https://gaynation.co/?p=113100 2 min read For one of the most liberal countries in the world, to think that there would be a need for a pop star to actually come out in Sweden is amazing but that’s exactly what has happened with Darin announcing he is gay. As long as we are bullied, hated, ridiculed and looked at for holding […]]]> Banned Kenyan Film Rafiki Among GLAAD 2020 Award Winners https://gaynation.co/banned-kenyan-film-rafiki-among-glaad-2020-award-winners/ Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:48:10 +0000 https://gaynation.co/?p=113097 2 min read Kenya’s banned lesbian romance Rafiki was one of the winners in the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognises LGBTQ inclusion and representation. Rafiki, which was banned in its home country of Kenya, was honoured with the Outstanding Film – Limited Release award. Co-writer and Director of the film Wanuri said she was honoured to […]]]> Police Officers Sentenced to 20 Years Jail for Transgender Murder in El Salvador https://gaynation.co/police-officers-sentenced-to-20-years-jail-for-transgender-murder-in-el-salvador/ Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:02:04 +0000 https://gaynation.co/?p=113095 2 min read A San Salvador judge has found three police officers guilty of the January 2019 killing of Camila Díaz Córdova, a transgender woman, and sentenced each to 20 years in prison. During the court case, the judge heard three police officers, responding to a public disorder complaint, picked up Díaz Córdova, 29, and put her into […]]]> Blogger Subjected to Anal Exam, Beating and Verbal Abuse by Authorities After LGBTQ Tweet in Saudi Arabia https://gaynation.co/blogger-subjected-to-anal-exam-beating-and-verbal-abuse-by-authorities-after-lgbtq-tweet-in-saudi-arabia/ Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:09:30 +0000 https://gaynation.co/?p=113082 2 min read A blogger, born in Yemen but now an undocumented immigrant in Saudi Arabia, has been convicted and sentenced to 10 months in prison after he tweeted that there should be equal rights for everyone – including the LGBTQ community. Mohamad al-Bokari, 29, was arrested in Riyadh the Saudi capital on April 8 and spent six […]]]> Republican Party In North Dakota Condemned Following Anti-LGBT+ Rhetoric https://gaynation.co/republican-party-in-north-dakota-condemned-following-anti-lgbt-rhetoric/ Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:22:27 +0000 https://gaynation.co/?p=112974 < 1 min read The Republican Party in the US state of North Dakota has found itself being condemned by both Democrats and Republicans following the publishing of absurd and offensive remarks about the rainbow community. The remarks which were made in the party’s extended policy platform, claim that LGBT+ people “recruit children” and “prey” on women. The policy document […]]]> LGBT+ Syrians Facing Extreme Oppression From Both Government And ISIS https://gaynation.co/lgbt-syrians-facing-extreme-oppression-from-both-government-and-isis/ Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:21:03 +0000 https://gaynation.co/?p=112972 < 1 min read A disturbing report has highlighted the widespread oppression and discrimination faced by LGBT+ Syrians at the hands of both the government and ISIS. Interviewing 40+ LGBT+ people, three heterosexual men, as well as various caseworkers and humanitarian organisation representatives, the Human Rights Watch report found that LGBT+ citizens are being subjected to extreme acts of […]]]>