International

Pride Event BANS Drag Queens in Case They are Offensive

Free Pride Glasgow – which was set up as an “anti-commercialist” alternative to the main Pride Glasgow event – made the decision ahead of the event next month, claiming that despite drag being a uniquely celebrated part of most Pride, they would not be welcome to perform at Free Pride. A statement from the group(…)

Petition forces Finland’s parliament to debate reversing same-sex marriage

An anti-gay petition in Finland has gathered enough signatures to force the parliament there to debate the reversal of the country’s gender-neutral marriage law. The petition gathered 50,000 signatures, the number required to have an issue debated in parliament. It was created by the ‘Association for Real Marriage’ on the citizens’ initiative website, and gained(…)

Does the UK now Have the Most LGBT Elected MPs in the World?

According to new research, the number of LGBT MPs elected to the House of Commons today means the UK has the most in the world. The research makes the claim, although there are actually no out trans MPs in the UK. Research from the LGBT Representation and Rights Research Initiative from the University of North(…)

Egypt Arrests Group Of Men For Participation In Same-Sex Wedding

   Egypt has reportedly arrested as many as nine men who were identified as participating in a same-sex wedding. A video of the ceremony was uploaded back in April, but after it went viral recently, police identified nine of the 16 participants, though some reports suggest there were only seven arrests. Though Egyptian law does(…)