Ex-Australia PM 'headbutted' amid heated gay marriage campaign

2017-09-22 13:19

A man wearing a "yes" badge headbutted former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott while he was campaigning against legalising gay marriage, fuelling fears a heated postal vote on the issue could turn violent.

Australia church cancels wedding after Facebook gay marriage post

2017-09-15 13:45

Australia's prime minister has defended a church's right not to marry some couples following reports a woman's wedding was cancelled after she posted support for same-sex marriage on Facebook ahead of a national vote.

Australia gay marriage debate highlights church divisions

2017-09-11 13:03

As Australia prepares for a contentious postal vote on legalising gay marriage, fierce divisions have emerged within the church.

Canada's top general in Gay Pride first

2017-08-28 09:59

Canada's top military official for the first time took part in the Gay Pride parade in Ottawa, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also on hand.

SAHRC welcomes guilty verdict against Jon Qwelane

2017-08-18 17:19

The hate speech verdict against "gay is not okay" columnist Jon Qwelane will ensure that freedom of expression is not used as a veil for hate speech, the SA Human Rights Commission has said.

Transgender US military ban not a done deal, Mattis hints

2017-08-15 08:49

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has suggested that President Donald Trump's announcement that he was banning transgender people from serving in the US military may not be a done deal.

Australia plans postal vote on gay marriage

2017-08-09 06:54

Australia will hold a voluntary postal vote on whether to legalise gay marriage if parliament rejects plans for a plebiscite on the contentious issue, the prime minister says.

Israel's supreme court comes out for gay surrogacy

2017-08-05 13:56

Israel's supreme court says gay people have the right to become parents through surrogacy, giving campaigners hope of amending legislation that makes only a man and woman eligible.

Same-sex couple 'shocked' by wedding venue's refusal to host ceremony

2017-08-02 22:44

A wedding venue near Stanford in the Western Cape has refused to allow a same sex couple to marry on their premises, apparently because they only host heterosexual weddings.

'Fired by tweet:' Troops, veterans react to transgender ban

2017-07-27 09:30

'Fired by tweet:' Transgender active-duty troops are shocked by Trump's ban.


Police in Zanzibar arrest at least 20 for 'homosexuality'

2017-09-16 14:00

Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, a police official says, in the latest crackdown on the country's gay community.

Australia same-sex marriage vote begins

2017-09-12 10:37

A contentious postal survey on same-sex marriage has kicked off in Australia, with ballots delivered across the vast continent ahead of an expected fractious campaign between the "yes" and "no" sides.

Australian court dismisses challenge to gay marriage survey

2017-09-07 13:24

Australians will be surveyed on their support for gay marriage after the nation's highest court dismissed challenges to the government's power to conduct the postal ballot without Senate permission.

Wits students stand up for gay rights

2017-08-22 06:13

Students at universities who identify with the LGBTQ+ community still face daunting challenges even though these institutions are viewed as liberal and progressive.

Jon Qwelane found guilty of hate speech

2017-08-18 12:44

Former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane has been found guilty of hate speech, and ordered to offer an unconditional apology to the LGBT community within 30 days.

Transgender US troops sue Trump over ban

2017-08-09 19:26

Five transgender women in the US military are suing President Donald Trump and the Pentagon over Trump's recent announcement he would reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in uniform.

Australia's ruling party refuses vote on gay marriage bill

2017-08-07 16:29

Australia's ruling party has rejected a push to allow lawmakers to decide whether the country should recognize gay marriage

Military scrambles for transgender policy after Trump tweets

2017-08-04 19:48

President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in his military have sparked a flurry of meetings as the Pentagon seeks a new policy that could cause hundreds of service members to be discharged.

Transgender soldier fears life setback after Trump's tweet

2017-07-31 20:02

After 'announcing a personal change,' a transgender soldier who finds the courage to shed a secret, now fears setback to life and career from presidential tweet.

Trump bars transgender people from US military

2017-07-26 16:03

President Donald Trump has announced that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military.

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