Landmark project aims to support South Australia’s older homosexuals

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 24- LEVELS of discrimination experienced by older homosexuals will be the focus of a landmark project aimed at kickstarting a specialised movement in the state. South Australia’s Council of the Ageing......

Challenging Anti-LGBTIQ Bias In Arabic Media

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 24 – Arabic-language media regularly display anti-LGBTIQ bias, often using loaded words for sexual minorities that mean “faggots,” “sinners,” “immoral” and “devil worshippers.” A new project from OutRight Action International seeks......

YouTube Stops Restricting LGBT Content

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 23 – YouTube remedied an engineering issue that restricted hundreds of thousands of innocuous LGBT-related videos in the site’s Restricted Mode. The Google-owned company released a blog post on Friday saying the......

They Starve You. They Shock You’: Inside the Anti-Gay Pogrom in Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia (Pahichan) April 22— It was supposed to be a night out. But for the young man who calls himself Maksim, as for scores of other gay men arrested in a pogrom this......

KASHISH FILM FESTIVAL REGISTRATION OPEN

India (Pahichan) April 22 – Considered as South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival, and one of Mumbai’s important cultural events, the 8th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held May 24-28, 2017......

Journalist Who Broke Chechnya’s ‘Gay Concentration Camp’ Story To Flee Russia Following Threats

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 19 – Journalist Elena Milashina, whose investigative reporting first unearthed claims of the detainment, torture and murder of over 100 gay men in concentration camp-like facilities in Russia’s federal republic of......

WHAT THE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT CAN TEACH AUSTRALIANS ABOUT MARRIAGE EQUALITY

JACOB VARGHESE/Pahichan – IN 1972, my parents were married in Queensland – the groom was brown-skinned, the bride white. Being three years before the introduction of the Racial Discrimination Act into Australian law, it would......

North Carolina Republicans File Bill to Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 13 – Three Republican lawmakers have filed a bill seeking to outlaw same-sex marriage within North Carolina. House Bill 780, otherwise known as the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” says the United......

LGBT people need straight allies to lend a helping hand

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 12 – Irecently thanked an old school friend for being one of the only people I heard, back in the grisly early 1990s, saying he was cool with gay guys. Men......

Rainbow Flag Creator and Activist Gilbert Baker Has Died at 65

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 11 – The man who created the most recognizable symbol of LGBT unity and pride, Gilbert Baker, has died at 65, according to a Facebook post from his close friend, activist......