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Stock photo of hand on chainlink fence

Police in Indonesia have arrested and charged two men who they allege operated an LGBTIQ social page on Facebook. Last Thursday, West Java police raided the house in Batununggal rented by the man, who allegedly created the “Gay Bandung” LGBTIQ Facebook page, the Straits Times reported. Police claimed the men had managed the account since …

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Facebook Rainbow

Facebook has allegedly targeted young LGBTIQ people with advertisements for harmful and discredited “gay conversion” practices. The social media giant uses sophisticated algorithms to deliver “micro-targeted” advertising to its users based on their online behaviours. But young LGBTIQ people have told the UK’s Telegraph of their distress at seeing ads promoting “sexual purity”. One of …

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A French artist has recreated Madonna looks with his dog Max

Madonna has been a cultural and fashion icon for people all over the world for decades and now even dogs are imitating the Queen of Pop. A French fashion photographer has raised the stakes on the dog Instagram game with the help of his golden retriever Max. Vincent Flouret’s new project “Maxdonna” recreates some of …

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SIr Elton John

Sir Elton John has called for a boycott of social media platforms to pressure the companies into tackling homophobic hate speech online. Speaking to the BBC, Elton said companies “haven’t done anything to try to stem the flow of hate on the internet.” He said a boycott would make the social media giants “sit up” …

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Shanghai Pride

Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo has backed down from a controversial ban on online content “related to homosexuality” after outrage from the country’s internet users. The company, which is the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, said on Friday that for the next three months it would be removing photos, videos, text and comics “with pornographic …

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Adele has dressed up as country music legend Dolly Parton in a loving tribute she posted to her social media accounts. The singer didn’t mention the reason for the costume – which included a pink bejewelled top, feathers, a blonde wig and Dolly’s signature makeup – but Adele gushed with praise for the country singer. …

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