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Australia rugby player Israel Folau defiant after 'anti-gay' crowdfunding campaign shut down
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Australia rugby player Israel Folau defiant after 'anti-gay' crowdfunding campaign shut down

Israel Folau, a devout Christian, was fired after a Rugby Australia tribunal found him guilty of 'high-level' misconduct for posting on social media that 'hell awaits' gay people and others he considers sinners

Brazil Supreme Court criminalises homophobia; votes 8 to 3 in favour of classifying it as crime similar to racism
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Brazil Supreme Court criminalises homophobia; votes 8 to 3 in favour of classifying it as crime similar to racism

Brazil's Supreme Court voted to criminalize homophobia, on Thursday, an important step for sexual minorities in one of the most dangerous countries for LGBTQ+ people in the world.

London bus attack: Police arrests fifth suspect for homophobic assault on lesbian couple
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London bus attack: Police arrests fifth suspect for homophobic assault on lesbian couple

Police in London have arrested a fifth suspect on suspicion of punching two women on a bus because they are lesbians.

Former France captain Patrice Evra denies homophobia claims after social media spat with Paris Saint-Germain
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Former France captain Patrice Evra denies homophobia claims after social media spat with Paris Saint-Germain

Evra said, "I am not homophobic. I love everybody. So if I offend someone or I hurt someone, I already apologised. You have to be free for whatever you want to do in life, I will never judge anyone. Only God can judge me."

What Bohemian Rhapsody didn't show: Laughable response to HIV pandemic sealed Freddie Mercury's fate
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What Bohemian Rhapsody didn't show: Laughable response to HIV pandemic sealed Freddie Mercury's fate

Freddie Mercury, along with all the other men and women who tested positive for HIV in the 1980s, was a victim not just of a pandemic but of the failures of his own governments and of the scorn of his fellow citizens.

Former Wales rugby captain and LGBT rights champion Gareth Thomas assaulted in Cardiff in homophobic assault
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Former Wales rugby captain and LGBT rights champion Gareth Thomas assaulted in Cardiff in homophobic assault

Gareth Thomas, who played 100 times for Wales and captained the British and Irish Lions in two of his three appearances for the side, came out as gay in 2009 while still actively playing

NBA: Denver Nuggets' centre Nikola Jokic fined $25,000 for using offensive language, says Kiki VanDeWeghe
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NBA: Denver Nuggets' centre Nikola Jokic fined $25,000 for using offensive language, says Kiki VanDeWeghe

Footage of Nikola Jokic's post-game remarks after the Nuggets beat Bulls showed him using the slang phrase "no homo" during remarks made to reporters.

Supreme Court's Section 377 verdict: Straight people of India, this gayzaadi is yours too
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Supreme Court's Section 377 verdict: Straight people of India, this gayzaadi is yours too

Dear straight people, your insensitivity in welcoming queers, and Section 377 being used as an “odious weapon” by the law to harass the LGBTQIA community could change right now.

Netflix's Insatiable accused of homophobia, fat-shaming by critics, days after receiving backlash for trailer
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Netflix's Insatiable accused of homophobia, fat-shaming by critics, days after receiving backlash for trailer

Instead, critics have slammed Netflix's Insatiable as fat-shaming, homophobic and denigrating to transgender people

Rahul Gandhi's willingness to hear women shows way for political parties, but change begins at home
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Rahul Gandhi's willingness to hear women shows way for political parties, but change begins at home

In a country where politicians either deify women or dehumanise them Rahul Gandhi’s attempt on Tuesday — even if it’s strategically aimed at positioning himself among women opinion makers at some of India’s top media houses — was well received

Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas teams up with British MP in bid to make abuse illegal in football stadiums
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Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas teams up with British MP in bid to make abuse illegal in football stadiums

Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has teamed up with British MP Damian Collins in an attempt to modify the Football Offences Act of 1991 to make homophobia illegal in football stadiums.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Organising body launches investigation into homophobic chants sung by Mexican fans
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Organising body launches investigation into homophobic chants sung by Mexican fans

Mexican football fans have sung homophobic chants at several recent games and FIFA has launched an investigation into a possible recurrence during the match against Germany.

On Vidupattavai and the space that queer voices are claiming for themselves in Tamil literature
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On Vidupattavai and the space that queer voices are claiming for themselves in Tamil literature

Gireesh's Vidupattavai is the latest addition to Tamil literature's growing stories about and by queer people | #FirstCulture

Premier League: Everton defender Mason Holgate warned by FA over homophobic tweets
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Premier League: Everton defender Mason Holgate warned by FA over homophobic tweets

The FA started an investigation after being alerted to tweets sent by Holgate from a now-deleted account in 2012 and 2013 that contained abusive terms for gay men.

Racism and homophobia incidents in English football rise by 59 percent, says pressure group Kick It Out
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Racism and homophobia incidents in English football rise by 59 percent, says pressure group Kick It Out

According to its mid-season report, Kick It Out said it had received more than 300 reports relating to 282 cases of discriminatory abuse by the end of 2017, a 59 percent increase from last season, when there were 177 incidents.

Subramanian Swamy receives social media backlash for comments on punishment for 'flaunting' homosexuality
India

Subramanian Swamy receives social media backlash for comments on punishment for 'flaunting' homosexuality

Rajya Sabha MP and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday sparked off a controversy through his comments on decriminalising homosexuality, and promptly received a Twitter backlash

Malaysia offers up to $1,000 for best 'homosexuality prevention' video
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Malaysia offers up to $1,000 for best 'homosexuality prevention' video

The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to $1,000 for the best videos explaining how to "prevent" homosexuality.

White House omits husband of Luxembourg's gay prime minister from photo caption, corrects it later
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White House omits husband of Luxembourg's gay prime minister from photo caption, corrects it later

The White House put up a picture of the spouses of NATO leaders but omitted the husband of Luxembourg's openly gay Prime Minister Xavier Bettel from the caption.

Gay men flee Chechnya after strongman Ramzan Kadyrov's regime begins persecution of sexual minorities
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Gay men flee Chechnya after strongman Ramzan Kadyrov's regime begins persecution of sexual minorities

Ilya looks tired and drawn. After being beaten and tortured by men in military uniform in Russia's Chechnya region, he fled to Moscow but still fears for his life because he is gay.