Gay Nation The online gay magazine for the New Zealand and Australian Gay Communities. Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:59:34 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 Gay Nation 32 32 Putin Urged to Ban Rainbow Ice-Cream Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:59:34 +0000 < 1 min read Russian President Vladimir Putin has been urged to ban the sale of a rainbow-coloured ice-cream because it allegedly violates Russia’s “gay propaganda” law. Yekaterina Lakhova, an MP and the head of Russia’s Union of Women, told the Russian President that advertisements for the green, indigo, yellow and violet ice-creams could result in children becoming “accustomed […]]]> Global Pride Future Uncertain Even After 57 Million People View Broadcast Tue, 07 Jul 2020 02:44:44 +0000 2 min read A decision on whether Global Pride will happen again has not yet been made even though the event reached a worldwide audience of more than 57 million people. Arranged to celebrate Pride online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled many local pride festivals and Broadcast across YouTube, iHeart Radio, Facebook and Revry, the […]]]> New Guide a Boost For LGBTIQ Family Violence Prevention Mon, 06 Jul 2020 03:56:05 +0000 2 min read A new guide has been released that will help prevent family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities. The guide released by Rainbow Health Victoria will be used to help practitioners and policymakers further develop programs and activities to address violence against people from LGBTIQ communities. The new guide breaks down national and international evidence on the […]]]> Turkish President Launches Fresh Attack on LGBT+ Community Mon, 06 Jul 2020 03:24:32 +0000 2 min read Turkey’s President has launched a blistering attack on members of the LGBTQ community in a public speech where he defended homophobic comments by the leader of the Turkish version of the Red Cross. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused LGBTQ people in his country of “sneaking up on our national and spiritual values again” and claimed […]]]> DJ Spencer Brown: “I’m gay. Now it’s a lot easier said than a few years ago.” Fri, 03 Jul 2020 00:06:43 +0000 2 min read Musician Spencer Brown has come out as gay through the music magazine Billboard. The 26-year-old techno DJ from San Francisco started playing with Avicii, and now is the headliner of many musical events, such as the world’s largest electronic music festival Electric Daisy Carnival. In an open letter published by Billboard, he described how he […]]]> McLaren Formula 1 Cars and Drivers Will Display Rainbows for #WeRaceAsOne Campaign Thu, 02 Jul 2020 03:40:34 +0000 2 min read Ahead of the opening 2020 Formula 1 restart at Austria this weekend, racing team McLaren have revealed their two cars and drivers will race with the rainbow-coloured strips, uniting against racism and supporting its increased efforts to improve diversity and opportunity across the sport. McLaren Racing today announced its support for Formula 1’s #WeRaceAsOne campaign, […]]]> Black Transgender Teen Found Dead in Possible Murder for Hire Plot Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:06:27 +0000 2 min read A 17-year-old transgender girl has been found dead inside a vehicle on the outskirts of Little Rock, Arkansas, in a disturbing case that has raised some suspicions of a possible murder-for-hire plot. Brayla Stone’s body was discovered in a car parked on a walking path in Sherwood, just northeast of Little Rock, and local news […]]]> Pride Month: Nike Celebrates the Strength, Creativity and Black Roots of Pride Mon, 29 Jun 2020 08:37:49 +0000 2 min read Bringing up the rear of major companies jumping on the Pride Month bandwagon is sports brand Nike which this week has released a new socially conscious ad in celebration of Pride Month that speaks to the ongoing fight for equality and recognizes a few of the athletes that are breaking down barriers across the globe. […]]]> New Zealand Census to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Mon, 29 Jun 2020 05:45:08 +0000 2 min read For the first time, the New Zealand (NZ) Census will collect information about the rainbow community in the next edition due in 2023. Unlike in Australia where the rainbow community questions have been left off for the upcoming 2021 census, Stats NZ have committed to collecting information about New Zealand’s rainbow communities in the 2023 […]]]> Ugandan LGBTQ Youth Awarded Damages Over Police Rights Violations Mon, 29 Jun 2020 03:47:33 +0000 2 min read Following the raid of an LGBTIQ homeless shelter in Uganda in April resulting in 19 gay men and trans women being jailed for 49 days, damages have been awarded for police violating their rights. As reported in Gay Nation in May, the director of public prosecutions officially withdrew all charges against the traumatised individuals who’d […]]]>