When transgender woman Maya K.C. sought help at a relief camp in the ruins of Nepal's capital after a devastating earthquake, she was quickly made to feel as though she did not belong. "As soon as my sexual orientation became known to others in the camp, they turned their back on me," she said.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hinted that same-sex marriage should be brought before Parliament via a cross-party bill, in a major shift in his language on the reform. 'If our Parliament were to make a big decision on a matter such as this, it ought to be owned by the Parliament and not by any particular party.'
Wayne Swan, the former deputy prime minister has switched his position on marriage equality, conceding he was “wrong” to oppose it. New figures now put the Australian Federal Parliament on the brink of having enough support to legislate same-sex marriage.
Australia's ambassador to France offered his resignation after being snubbed by Tony Abbott as he arrived in Paris. The ambassador, Stephen Brady, was on the airport tarmac with his partner of 32 years, Peter Stephens, waiting to meet the incoming plane around 7pm Paris time.
USA : In a few weeks, Chase Culpepper will go to her local DMV in and pose for her driver's license photo. This rite of passage, however, will have special significance. This week, Culpepper, who identifies as a transgender girl, won the right to wear makeup in her identification photo.
Tasmanian Governor Michael Pence has presided over new legislation to strip the rights of gay and lesbian (LGBTIQ) people under the guise of “religious freedom”.
According to a US Survey by Skout, grilled cheese lovers have more sex and are apparently also better people! If you love your grilled cheese sanga you may well be having more sex than people who don't. It seems your grilled cheese can reveal a lot about you as well.
Brisbane’s Anglican Archbishop is calling for Queensland’s controversial “gay panic” homicide defence to be scrapped. Speaking after Easter mass, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall said he supported calls for the Homosexual Advance Defence to be removed from common law.
USA : Gay Teen Austin Wallis faced expulsion from his high school if he did not go back into the closet. But instead he decided to leave the school ran by a homophobic headmaster and share his emotional story with the world, via his popular Youtube channel.