Australians decisively support same-sex marriage

Kathmandu (Pahichan) November 15 – Australians have overwhelmingly voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a historic poll. The non-binding postal vote showed 61.6% of people favour allowing same-sex couples to wed, the......

UN Member States Maintain Non-Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation in Olympic Truce Resolution

Kathmandu (Pahichan) November 14 – All 193 United Nations Member States adopted the Olympic Truce Resolution maintaining language protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation. The resolution, which passed by consensus, included the contested......

What is the future of LGBTIQ rights in Southeast Asia?

The ASEAN SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression) Caucus launches “The Rainbow in Context,” a report that displays the progress and ‘extreme’ regression of LGBTIQ rights and welfare in Southeast Asia. Illustration......

Churches who campaigned for ‘no’ must apologise to gay community

Dr Keith Mascord/Pahichan – As the final flurry of votes is counted in the postal survey, it’s time to reflect a little on the experience of the last few months. As a deeply committed......

Dozens of competitors take to Washington DC’s streets for a drag race like no other

Kathmandu (Pahichan) November 4 – It’s a drag race like no other — Washington DC’s annual 17th Street Halloween High Heel sprint. Not far from the White House, dozens of dolled-up drag queens take......

Egypt government could introduce ‘the worst laws against LGBTIQ people in the world’

Kathmandu (Pahichan) November 3 – In 2011 when the Arab Spring movement swelled up in Egypt, gay rights groups were buoyed by a sense that the country would soon be riding a wave of......

Gays pepper-sprayed – Cops accused of targeting men

Kathmandu (Pahichan) November 2 – A human-rights advocate has written to Commissioner of Police George Quallo alleging that gays are being attacked by policemen in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew....

Fact check: Has legalising same-sex marriage in the UK had consequences for the school curriculum?

Kathmandu (Pahichan) October 30 – No campaigner Karina Okotel says that the legalisation of same-sex marriage in England has had an impact on the school curriculum. (AAP: Mick Tsikas) The claim With the deadline......

Sam Smith explains ‘being the first gay man to win an Oscar’ to Ellen DeGeneres

Sam Smith (EllenTube) Kathmandu (Pahichan) October 25 – Sam Smith has finally explained his embaressing Oscars acceptance speech. The multi-platinum selling artist awkwardly claimed that he was the first gay man to ever win......

Is there a link between being in the closet and being homophobic?

Kathmandu (Pahichan) October 25 – The tragic mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando has sparked renewed interest in the causes of homophobia....