Bus driver would rather quit his job than drive a rainbow bus

Bus

A Canadian bus driver has said he would rather quit his job than drive a rainbow painted bus. The City of Calgary introduced the new rainbow bus to celebrate the city’s Pride parade. The bus will rotate through different routes in Calgary in the build-up to its Pride parade Sept.7, reports Pink News. Driver Jesse […]

Jerusalem Gay Pride attacker charged with murder

Yishai Schlissel

Today, Jerusalem’s District Court indicted Yishai Schlissel for murder for last month’s deadly attack during Jerusalem Pride, along with multiple attempted murder charges for those he wounded. Last month, Schlissel went on a stabbing rampage at Jerusalem Pride killing Shira Banki and wounding five others. Last Thursday, Schlissel was deemed fit to stand trial following […]

Man who went on stabbing rampage at Jerusalem Pride deemed fit to stand trial

Schlissel

Yishai Schlissel, the man who went on a stabbing rampage at Jerusalem Pride killing Shira Banki and wounding many others has been deemed fit to strand trial. The decision was made after Schlissel was examined by a court-appointed psychiatrist during a 48-hour detention at a psychiatric hospital. A previous psychiatric evaluation was inconclusive, reports The […]

New Ugandan LGBT publication makes huge impact (VIDEO)

Bombastic Magazine

A new Ugandan LGBT publication, Bombastic Magazine, is looking to protect the community by telling their authentic stories. Kasha Jacqueline, one of the founders of Bombastic Magazine and the LGBT movement in Uganda, says that, “changing the hearts and minds of regular Ugandans I the most crucial step in triggering real change.” She goes on […]

Man claims he was sexually assaulted by transgender Airbnb host in Spain

airbnb

A Massachusetts man has claimed he was sexually assaulted by his transgender Airbnb host during a trip to Madrid, Spain. Jacob Lopez, 19, reportedly began messaging his mother  July 4 and asking her for help. The Daily Mail reported that Lopez stated his host, who was born a male but lives as a female, had locked […]

Nearly half a million Catholics urge Pope to condemn gay unions

Pope Francis

Nearly half a million Catholics have signed a petition urging Pope Francis to condemn same-sex unions as unnatural and rule out allowing divorced believers who remarry to receive communion, organizers claim, reports The Manila Times. The petition, The Filial Appeal on the Future of the Family, was launched by a group describing itself as an […]

Mexican Supreme Court rules adoption ban on same-sex couples unconstitutional

Supreme Court Building Mexico City

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that prohibiting same-gender couples from adopting children was unconstitutional. Telesurtv.net reported that a Mexican law prohibiting civil unions that bans both heterosexual or homosexual couples from adopting minors was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) on the basis that the union is recognized as […]

Australian Prime Minister Abbott denies parliament conscience vote on marriage equality

Tony Abbott

A push to allow Liberal and National members of the Australian parliament a conscience vote on marriage equality has failed, with approximately two thirds of the Coalition party room against. Prime Minister Abbott met with members of the governing coalition who determined that party members will be forced to vote according to party lines, even […]

Australian TV channel faces backlash from viewers after airing anti same-sex marriage ad (VIDEO)

Marriage Titanic

Australian TV channel Foxtel faces a backlash from some subscribers after it decided to screen advertisements opposing same-sex marriage. The Titanic themed ad, created by anti-gay marriage group Marriage Alliance, were refused by other networks but were screened by pay TV provider Foxtel. The Guardian reported that people took to Facebook to vent their anger, […]

#WeCanDoThis: Australian marriage equality campaign ramps up

Canberra Airport

As legislators returned to the Australian capital, Canberra, Sunday they were welcomed with a clear message at the airport; the terminal was lit up in rainbow colors and a huge sign broadcasting “#WeCanDoThis.” This week, Australian Parliament is set to debate a new marriage equality bill with cross-party support. The Canberra Times reported that high-profile Australians, […]

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