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The organisers of a recently established LGBTIQ social group in Redcliffe called Friends, Food and Fun say their membership is growing and the group is going from strength to strength. The social group celebrated Christmas at Redcliffe’s Ambassador Hotel in December with 50 LGBTIQ community members from the Sunshine Coast, the Peninsula and the hinterland. …

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A 23-year-old gay man who suffered from bipolar disorder died by suicide in prison after he was subjected to homophobic taunts and denied access to mental health services, his partner has alleged. The man, identified as Marcus Neil Middleton, was found dead in his cell at Noble County Jail in the US state of Indiana …

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A young man has fled his native country of Kyrgyzstan in fear for his life, after two vicious hate crimes that included having the word “gay” carved into his flesh. The victim, only identified as A.D. for his protection, told Pink News of the two harrowing experiences he endured in the Issyk-Kul region in East …

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Grindr has let go of its entire editorial team and ended its 17 month old LGBTIQ news service INTO. The shake up comes only weeks after INTO published a controversial article about Grindr President Scott Chen not supporting same-sex marriage. In a joint statement released by INTO’s editorial staff, they have expressed their deep sadness …

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Melbourne gay nightclub Poof Doof has apologised for a brief once given to their photographers that instructed them to exclude certain body types and women from the venue’s photos. The brief for the club’s photographers caused outrage when screenshots of the document emerged on social media on Wednesday. “Photos are only to be taken [of] …

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ISIS gay execution

Demolition work has begun on the building the notorious terror group ISIS used to execute men they believed to be gay or bisexual by throwing them to their deaths. Located in Mosul, Iraq, the seven-storey building became a well known location where ISIS and its supporters regularly took gruesome photos and filmed videos of suspected …

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Nearly two thirds of gay dads report face social stigma from relatives, neighbors, service staff and other LGBTIQ people, according to new research. The survey of 732 gay dads in 47 US states was conducted by researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics and found 63.5 percent of respondents reported experiencing stigma because of being …

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Google has come under fire for continuing to feature an app accused of promoting harmful “gay conversion” therapy in the company’s Play Store. Living Hope Ministries, the US-based creator of the app, refers to gay and transgender people as “sexually broken” individuals and the “gay lifestyle is spiritually and physically harmful”. The app gives users …

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