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Current AffairsEducationJaroslaw GowinWorld

Polish education minister says homophobic lecturer had every right to teach that ‘being gay is incompatible with nature’

Poland’s education minister has leapt to the defence of a sacked university lecturer who told students that “being gay is incompatible with nature”. Minister for higher education and science Jarosław Gowin hit out at Silesian Medical University for sacking the lecturer and said they were “violating the constitutional principle of free speech”. The lecturer was fired after he delivered a lecture titled ‘Homosexuality and Health’ in which he said that homosexuality is associated with health problems such as AIDS, depression and smoking. Lecturer told students that ‘only men and women...
Boris JohnsonCurrent AffairsEducationGeneral Election 2019ITVLGBT-inclusive educationPaul BrandPoliticsUK

Boris Johnson says it’s ‘unequivocally right’ that children should be taught about LGBT issues – no ifs, no buts

Conservative party leader Boris Johnson has said that it is “unequivocally right” that children are taught about LGBT+ issues in schools. In an interview with ITV’s Paul Brand, Johnson was asked: “Do you think that all schools should teach LGBT equality?” “I do,” he replied. When pressed on whether there were any “ifs” or “buts” to his support, Johnson again reaffirmed his position. “I think it’s very important that in the UK today, which leads the world for our values, which we project around the world, it’s very important that...
Current AffairsLove EqualityMarriage EqualityNorthern IrelandSame-sex marriageUKWeddings

Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland to sue government over delays converting civil partnerships into marriage

Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland are taking legal action against the UK government after it emerged that civil partnerships can’t be converted to marriages under the new law. Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland will be allowed to marry under the new law from January, but the 1,200 couples already in civil partnerships will be left in limbo, Love Equality has revealed. Joining the same-sex couples in legal action are two Christian couples and a Christian minister who are fighting the law because it prohibits couples from getting married in a...
Current AffairsGayLGBTMyanmarWorld

Damning report reveals extent of brutality, violence and persecution LGBT+ people face in Myanmar, where gay sex is illegal

A damning report has revealed the shocking extent of violence and persecution faced by LGBT+ people in Myanmar and has recommended urgent law reform. The report – which was produced by the Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights – tells the stories of LGBT+ people in the Asian country to illustrate the extent of the shocking treatment queer people experience. In November 2016, transgender woman Alinkar and her friends – who are make-up artists – were travelling by motorbike to see a client when they were stopped...
Current AffairsGaySeth DunlapUSWWL Radio

Judge denies warrant to arrest gay radio host for ‘extortion’ on grounds of insufficient evidence

A New Orleans judge has denied a detective’s warrant to arrest gay radio host Seth Dunlap for extortion on grounds of insufficient evidence. Dunlap was recently fired by WWL Radio after they claimed he sent a homophobic tweet about himself from the station’s official Twitter account for monetary gain. The detective applied for a warrant to arrest Dunlap on a count of extortion last week but the request was denied as the judge said there was not enough evidence to back up the claim, Nola reports. The detective reportedly presented...
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