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Rafiki

Director of Historic Kenyan Lesbian Love Story ‘Rafiki’ Fears for Her...

The director of the groundbreaking Kenyan lesbian love story titled Rafiki, has spoken out about her concerns for her freedom, saying that she fears being...
Transgender rights New York

Transgender Rights Bill Fails to Pass Senate Committee Vote in New...

New York's chances of joining other states in passing legislation that explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity are looking increasingly slim following...
conversion therapy Maryland USA

Legislation Banning Conversion Therapy for Minors Passed Maryland

New legislation that puts a holt to so-called "conversion therapy" for minors has been officially signed into law in the US state of Maryland. The legislation...
Trans Rights : Trump White House

Trump White House Continues to Dodge Questions on Trans Health Care

The Trump White House is continuing to remain tight-lipped on whether the administration would repeal an Obamacare rule barring medical practitioners from denying health...
Illinois School LGBT+ History

LGBT+ History to be Taught in Illinois Schools

Progress has been made in the US State of Illinois, following Senate approval of a new bill calling for the inclusion of historical events...
Uganda HIV

Uganda Blocks HIV Conference for “Promotion of Homosexuality”

An important and crucial HIV conference aiming to provide support and information in HIV/AIDS support has been blocked by Uganda's Minister of Ethics and Integrity,...
Jenner Diversity Speech

Caitlyn Jenner Slams Trump in UK House of Commons Address

American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, Caitlyn Jenner has urged Britain’s House of Commons “not to go down the same road”...
Kevin Kodra

Canadian Teen Aims to Challenge Gender Norms with Yearbook Photo

A Toronto high school senior has decided to challenge gender norms going full glam on his yearbook photo. Kevin Kodra, who says he's always been...
Ryan O'Shaughnessy (Middle) takes Ireland into Eurovision Finals with dancers Alan McGrath (left) and Kevin O'Dwyer (right) (Andres Putting - Supplied)

Ireland’s ‘Love Is Love’ Performance Shines in Eurovision Semi-Final One

Ireland returned to the Eurovision finals for the first time since 2013 with an emotionally uplifting performance that set the crowd alight in the...
Ezekial Mutua

Youth Paid to be Gay Says Kenya’s Film Classification Board

Kenya's Film Classification Board has come under fire once again after the head of the organisation claimed that young Kenyans are being paid up...