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A Michigan farmer is suing East Lansing after being kicked out of the city’s markets for refusing to host same-sex weddings. Steve Tennes and his family have been told that they can’t sell their crops at the local farmers market. Tennes, owner of Country Mill Farms in Charlotte, claims his farm has been targeted because …

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The Utah Attorney-General’s Office says it “does not compute” that a man has the right to marry his laptop. Anti-LGBT lawyer Chris Sevier is suing the state of Utah for the right to marry his Macbook, claiming it is the same as any gay couple’s right to marry. Sevier, who has filed action on similar …

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Thirty singers, actors and entertainers have penned touching “love letters” to the LGBTQ community to mark the start of Pride Month in the US. Former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes wrote in his letter, published by Billboard.com, that he had eliminated “the shame I felt about being who I truly was” and reflected on the …

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Netflix series Sense8 has been cancelled after two seasons, the streaming service has confirmed. The sci-fi themed show, created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, followed eight strangers who suddenly become “sensates” and share a psychic bond. “After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end,” …

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Two male vultures have become adoptive fathers of an orphaned chick, Dutch zookeepers say. The two birds live in Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo, and according to keepers vultures are typically monogamous animals and the two males have been a strong couple for several years. The zookeepers said the couple would build nests and mate every …

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Out tennis champion Martina Navratilova has blasted tennis legend Margaret Court as a “homophobe” and called for her name to be removed from the arena named after her. But transgender Australian of the Year winner Cate McGregor has said such a move would be a mistake. Following her recent Qantas boycott, Margaret Court gave an …

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The partner of a gay police officer who was killed in the Champs-Élysées attack in Paris in April has married him posthumously. According to the BBC, the ceremony saw Etienne Cardiles (pictured, left) marrying his longtime partner Xavier Jugelé. The service took place on Tuesday in Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s office, and was also attended …

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A US court has delivered a “groundbreaking” decision in favour of a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom that aligns with his gender in a case that advocates say can help trans students across the country. The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which presides over the US states Illinois, Wisconsin and …

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Western Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith has asked the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to explain Australia’s response to the reported violence of gay men in Chechnya. Senator Smith queried Dr Lachlan Strahan from DFAT during a Senate Estimates hearing in the parliament on Wednesday. Dr Strahan told the committee the information about …

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Andy Murray, the current world No. 1 tennis player, has responded to the controversy around tennis legend Margaret Court’s Qantas boycott. Court, a vehement opponent of marriage equality, sparked a furore last week when she announced she would stop flying Qantas in protest of the airline’s advocacy for the reform. Murray told a press conference …

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