GLOBAL LGBT HEADLINES – 2020

LGBT Headlines From Around The Globe

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Auckland and Brisbane Shortlisted for 2026 Gay Games

Study Suggests 10% of Gamers are LGBT+

One of Sweden’s Biggest Pop Stars, Darin, Just Came Out

Banned Kenyan Film Rafiki Among GLAAD 2020 Award Winners

Kylie Minogue Saves 2020, Launches New Single ‘Say Something’

Russian BMW CEO Hits Back Over Criticism of Support for Pride

Sudan Repeals Death Penalty for Same-Sex Relations

Workplace Discrimination Law Test Case: Employee Claims Homophobic Abuse

Educate The Game – Open Letter Plea from Closeted Gay Footballer

Scrabble Looking to Ban LGBTphobic Words

DJ Spencer Brown: “I’m gay. Now it’s a lot easier said than a few years ago.”

McLaren Formula 1 Cars and Drivers Will Display Rainbows for #WeRaceAsOne Campaign

New Zealand Census to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Gabon Parliament Votes to Decriminalize Homosexuality…. Again

Jacinda Ardern Joins Global Pride Lineup From Asia Pacific

Former English Footballer Comes Out

Pride Month: Global Pride Comes to Animal Crossing

“The Answer is Clear” – US Supreme Court Rules on LGBT Employment Discrimination

Biden Heads Up Political Megaphone at Virtual Global Pride

‘Macho Man’ Singer Tells Trump To Stop Playing His Songs

Grindr To Remove Ethnicity Filter Following Public Pressure

‘Trailblazing’ Transgender Politician Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

“Yes, I want it” – Costa Rica Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Vietnam First: Transgender Man Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

American Embassy in Kazakhstan Flies Rainbow Flag for IDAHOBIT Day

PRIDE MONTH: Calvin Klein Launches New Range With Queer Personalities

New Online Support Service Launched By NZ’s RainbowYOUTH

Kiwi Artist Disciple Pati Talks Lockdown, FAFSWAG & Being a Pacific Music Awards Nominee

Swedish Homoerotic Painting of Saint Sebastian Offered for Sale

NZ Labour MPs Louisa Wall & Tamati Coffey To Join Rainbow Auckland’s Virtual Mixer

It’s Official … CNN’s Anderson Cooper Is A Daddy

Worldwide Roar Under Fire for “Diversity” Post

Bosnia and Herzegovina Authorities Start Consultations on Same-Sex Union Legalization

Mr Gay New Zealand 2020 Prepares For Mr Gay World In Lockdown

Pride Month to be Replaced by Virtual Global Pride Celebration

Transhub: New Online Platform Launched for Trans and Gender Diverse People

Irish National Track Champion Denis Finnegan Comes Out as Gay

New Canada Law Proposed to Ban Conversion Therapy

Wrestler Becomes First Openly Gay Professional Athlete in Switzerland

Mr Gay World 2020 Postponed Due To Coronavirus

RuPaul’s Drag Race Contestant Disqualified over Catfishing Allegations

Pete Buttigieg is Out of the Presidential race

Trump Names First Openly Gay Cabinet Secretary

Trump Suggests he Would Vote for a Gay Presidential Candidate

Switzerland Makes Public Expressions of Homophobia Illegal

Smollett Facing New Charges Over Hate Crime Hoax

Meet the 2020 Mr Gay New Zealand Finalists

Historic Super Bowl – First Ever Open LGBTQ Coach

Former Soldier Confirms Prince Harry Defended him from Homophobic Soldiers

Supreme Court of Brazil Overturns Banning Gay Jesus Film

Tennessee Urged to Ignore Marriage Equality Ruling

Man Accused of Cannibalizing Grindr Date is Offered an Insanity Plea

Homosexuality is Now Legal in Belize

Methodist Church Splits Apart Over Gay Marriage

Ellen and Elton Lead the Way at the Golden Globes

Historic Transgender Rights Laws Take Effect in Chile

US Ambassador to Zambia Recalled Over Gay Jailing Furore

US Senate Confirms Openly Gay Ambassador To Lithuania

Bogota’s First Female Mayor Marries Girlfriend