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Church of England opens up to LGBT community

During a general Synod conference members of the Church of England took important votes on the topics of conversion therapy and making transgender members feel more welcome in the church. With 298 to 74 the church called on the government

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Germany Votes “Yes!” on Marriage Equality

About time many of us would say. And definitely a reason to celebrate. A small question during an interview with chancellor Angela Merkel triggered the vote on marriage equality which took place this Friday morning. 393 delegates voted yes with

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Egyptian Father Chases Daughter Through Europe to Destroy Her Happiness

Shaza Ismail and her Spanish girlfriend Maria Jimena Rico Montero went missing in Turkey after they had been chased by Shaza’s father throughout Europe because he couldn’t accept that his daughter was in love with another woman. Shaza’s father is said

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BBC Drama Series Queers to Discuss 100 Years of Being Gay in Britain

Something to look out for! The BBC commemorates the 50th anniversary of exempting gay men from prosecution under the law with eight short films which were commissioned to some of the finest writers in Britain, amongst them Sherlock Holmes star Mark

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Polish Gay Couple Allowed to Marry in Portugal

Jakub Kwiecinski and David Mycek have recently got the right to marry in Portugal. The couple is known for their videos to famous songs which they produce in order to increase the visibility of the LGBT community in Poland. Although they have a

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Istanbul’s gay pride parade attacked

The police in Istanbul started attacking attendants of this year’s gay pride parade with water cannons and rubber bullets without any reason or giving a warning. Responsible officers said they did attack because the parade took place on Ramadan. Despite

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Meet the heterophobic taxi driver

The cab app Hailo offered free trips to the polling stations on the 22nd May. Before the referendum they had this taxi driver make discriminatory remarks about heterosexuals to show how stupid discrimination is. Check out the video here, it’s

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90-year old explains why she will vote “yes”

It’s only two more days until the marriage equality referendum in Ireland and this is Madeline Connolly who explains why she will vote yes in the referendum. Madeline’s biography reads like that of every “typical” Irish grandmother. She has 14

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Granny quits church after 84 years

In a small village in Germany, a grandmother decided to secede from the church after 84 years. In a letter to the church officials she wrote that she decided to do so after watching an interview with one of the church’s

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Louis Theroux: Transgender Children on BBC 2

This documentary tells the stories of transgender children and the experiences they have made. There is, for instance, Camille who is six today and felt that she actually was a girl: “Everyone was calling me Sebastian, but I was a girl.”

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