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India Supreme Court says it may strike down law banning gay sex "The moment we are convinced about violation of the fundamental right, the object of these fundamental rights give power to the court to strike down the law." The court last year appeared to affirm that LGBT people deserve a basic right to a private life in a separate, limited ruling - raising campaigners' hopes.

Victim of homophobic attack, who posted bloody selfie, says he 'nearly fainted' when Nicola Sturgeon praised him at Pride A young gay man was harassed and attacked in the streets of a small village in Scotland has said he "nearly fainted" when Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon paid tribute to him at Pride Glasgow on Saturday.

Man caught hurling horrific homophobic abuse at lesbian couple in viral video A man has been caught on camera spewing homophobic abuse at a lesbian couple in Oregon, USA. Watch the video below. The horrific footage, which has been viewed 56,000 times so far, shows a man hurling expletives at the lesbian couple in south-east Portland.

Fox News pundit claims the B in LGBTQ stands for Bestiality A pro-Trump Fox News pundit has claimed that the B in LGBTQ actually stands for bestiality. Star Parker, a former Republican state congressional candidate in California who has appeared several times as a pundit on Donald Trump's favourite TV show Fox and Friends, made the claim on an evangelical radio show.

Tim Farron 'too busy talking about gay sex' to turn up for key Brexit votes Lib Dem MP Tim Farron was too busy attending an event addressing his views on gay sex to turn up for crucial votes on Brexit. The UK government narrowly forced amendments through Parliament last night to make a 'soft Brexit' agreement much less likely, placing restrictions on any future customs agreement with the EU.

Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a polished sequel - perhaps too polished Has had a serious facelift. And in more ways than one. It's been 10 years since the original movie and it seems that time has been good to Mamma Mia! The sequel - titled Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - looks, feels and sounds polished. A little too polished, perhaps.

Domestic violence among gay couples is alarmingly common, new study indicates Internalised homophobia drives "alarmingly high rates" of domestic violence among male couples, a new study carried out in the US indicated.

Bulgaria recognises rights of married lesbian couple in historic first A Bulgarian court has backed the right of a same-sex married couple to reside in the country for the first time in a landmark ruling. The Sofia City Administrative Court ruled that the French-Australian couple should be allowed to live in Bulgaria together, reports Australian TV network SBS.

Meryl Streep and Cher kiss at Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again premiere They may be on-screen mother and daughter, but Meryl Streep and Cher were getting very close at the premiere of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Cher makes her debut in the ABBA musical film sequel as Ruby Sheridan, the mother of Streep's character. the original film's protagonist Donna.

Mamma Mia! Cher is releasing an entire album of ABBA covers She revealed: "After I did Fernando, I thought it would really be fun to do an album of ABBA songsā€¦ so I did!" Speaking about the album, she teased: "It's not what you think of when you think ABBA, 'cause I did it in a different way." It's not clear when the album is set to drop but fans are thrilled with the news.

Transgender van driver sues delivery company for anti-trans discrimination "I hope with this case I can finally get some justice and that not only Gnewt, but all companies in the gig economy, start cleaning up their act." IWGB General Secretary Doctor Jason Moyer-Lee said: "Employment rights are not just about wage issues they are also about dignity and humane treatment.

Are fashion and sexuality linked? How style has become more liberating for all Or has fashion become more liberating for all? The relationship between sexuality and fashion is longstanding, with 'gender-blurring' and 'flamboyant' styles frequently being linked to the LGBT+ community.

NHS England urged to adopt full roll-out of HIV-preventing PrEP drugs "There is no good reason to delay routine commissioning of PrEP so it can be accessed by all who need it." Ian Green, chief executive at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: "We have been clear that a 10,000 place trial was never going to accurately meet demand for PrEP - a highly effective way of preventing HIV.

Gay couples must be allowed to adopt, rules federal judge US District Judge Petrese Tucker has rejected the agency's suit, handing down her decision as Republicans in Congress continue to push for an amendment which would allow discrimination against prospective gay parents. The judge found that CSS had broken both city law and its own contract in refusing to place children with same-sex couples.

She killed & dismembered her boyfriend after confronting him over secret male partner She admits she wrapped Gerbic's headless torso in a tarp, drove it 50 miles away, dumped it beside the road, and lit it on fire. It took police 10 months to identify the remains. But Williams insists she did not murder her former lover. She claims she walked into their home following the fight and discovered Gerbic's body already dismembered.

This is the 'days without sex' meme that's taking over the internet Another person wrote: "196 days without sex: I ate a family size bag of hot Cheetos so something could tear my ass up." And again, it's not for us to judge someone's sexual preferences, as long as they don't hurt anyone else.

Democrats are in danger of a rift that could make defeating Trump impossible Part of the reason is that Feinstein has overstayed her welcome. Feinstein has been a fixture in state politics since the late 1960s. She was suddenly thrust into the San Francisco mayor's office with the assassination of Mayor George Moscone and her fellow City Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978.

Randy Rainbow's 'A Very Stable Genius' would make Gilbert & Sullivan proud Randy Rainbow takes aim at Donald Trump's self-declared status as a "very stable genius." Last week, Trump was asked by a Croatian journalist if he would contradict the answers he was giving once he boarded Air Force One and had access to Twitter. He responded: "Other people do that, I don't.

'Homophobic' New York Times cartoon shows Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin as gay lovers A New York Times animation has drawn criticism for portraying President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin as a gay couple. The cartoon was released today, ahead of a meeting in Helsinki, Finland between Trump and Putin which has attracted protests from LGBT rights activists who want the leaders to address the anti-gay purge in Chechnya.

He escaped Chechnya's anti-gay violence. Until his father helped police kidnap him. A survivor of Chechnya's anti-gay violence who had fled the country was kidnapped last week by his father. Zelimkhan Akhmadov, 20, left Chechnya last year after he was arrested, detained, and beaten by Chechen police for being gay. He was forced to pay money and give the names of gay friends before he was allowed to leave.

Out Rep. Brian Sims: "Some of the most intense misogyny I see towards women comes from gay men" Brian Sims, the only out LGBT politician serving in the state of Pennsylvania, has been making a name for himself. He recently shared some of the homophobic hate mail his office receives, and before that he welcomed Mike Pence to Philadelphia with a one finger salute.

Preservationists, LGBT groups push Landmarks to designate Walt Whitman's Clinton Hill home While living at the home, Whitman wrote "Leaves of Grass," a collection of poems considered to be one of the most significant American works ever. The home is also one of the earliest extant buildings in NYC associated with a member of the LGBT community.

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness' unlikely style icon? Baby Prince Louis Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness has found an unlikely fashion icon in recently christened Prince Louis. The Netflix star and grooming expert told Entertainment Tonight that he was living for Kate Middleton using the same christening gown for all three of her children and that he wanted his own adult version of the royal garment.

Israel has promoted its first ever gay major general One of the most senior members of Israel's military has become the first openly gay person to hold its second-highest rank. Sharon Afek, the top lawyer in the Israel Defence Forces, was made a major general on July 12, just over a year since he came out as gay in an unprecedented move.

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