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Homosexuality is now no longer criminalised on Nauru5

Homosexuality is now no longer criminalised on Nauru

By Matt Akersten 27th May, 2016

The government of the island of Nauru, which hosts a refugee detention camp paid for by Australia, has passed a law to decriminalise homosexuality.

Spanish water polo star comes out: 14

Spanish water polo star comes out: "I'm gay"

By Matt Akersten 27th May, 2016

Spanish water polo team player Victor Gutierrez has come out as gay in an interview with an LGBT magazine, saying his supportive family and friends have known for a long time.

WATCH: Family's anti-trans rampage through Target store22

WATCH: Family's anti-trans rampage through Target store

By Matt Akersten 19th May, 2016

Conservatives are whipping bigoted people up into a frenzy of anti-transgender umbrage in middle America, with the Target department store chain in the firing line over its inclusive policy on letting trans people use the bathrooms which suit them.

Instagram restricts #lesbian, #bi and #gays hashtags in war on porn

Instagram restricts #lesbian, #bi and #gays hashtags in war on porn

By Matt Akersten 18th May, 2016

Discovering that many Instragrammers use certain hashtags to spread pornography - which isn't allowed - it's blocking or limiting them.

Here's your first look at Laverne Cox in Rocky Horror Picture Show remake

Here's your first look at Laverne Cox in Rocky Horror Picture Show remake

By Chad St James 18th May, 2016

For better or for worse, Fox Studios is remaking the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show and thanks to a just-released teaser, we get to see Laverne Cox following in the footsteps of Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

WATCH: YouTuber opens up about his darkest days1

WATCH: YouTuber opens up about his darkest days

By Matt Akersten 16th May, 2016

This collaboration between a talented Melbourne-based filmmaker and a very popular gay YouTuber in the UK is an honest and engaging look at topics too few people talk openly about.

Italy approves same-sex civil unions

Italy approves same-sex civil unions

By Matt Akersten 12th May, 2016

A bill to recognise same-sex unions in Italy has been approved, ending the country's Catholic Church-led holdout as the only prominent Western European nation with no legal status for same-sex couples.

WATCH: New inmates flood into Orange is the New Black

WATCH: New inmates flood into Orange is the New Black

By Matt Akersten 12th May, 2016

At Litchfield Penitentiary it's "time for some new blood"!

WATCH: US Attorney General defends trans people's right to go to the bathroom

WATCH: US Attorney General defends trans people's right to go to the bathroom

By Matt Akersten 11th May, 2016

This is a ridiculous headline, right? But it's exactly what's needed in some states of America now, where a conservative war on transpeople in North Carolina is targeting toilets and transgender people's right to use the bathroom which matches their gender identity.

Philippines elects first transgender lawmaker to Congress6

Philippines elects first transgender lawmaker to Congress

By Matt Akersten 10th May, 2016

Monday's election in the Philippines has seen Geraldine Roman gain a congressional seat and take her place in history as the nation's first transgender lawmaker.

Actor Colton Haynes confirms he's gay, says he feared coming out4

Actor Colton Haynes confirms he's gay, says he feared coming out

By Matt Akersten 6th May, 2016

Rumours have swirled for years about New York model turned LA-based actor Colton Haynes, and now he's opened up about his sexuality, saying he just "wasn't ready" before.

WATCH: Jehovah's Witnesses tell kids that gay couples are wrong8

WATCH: Jehovah's Witnesses tell kids that gay couples are wrong

By Matt Akersten 4th May, 2016

A Jehovah's Witness video lesson is teaching children that gay couples are wrong - and is encouraging them to spread homophobia.

WATCH: Sweden welcomes all to Eurovision!1

WATCH: Sweden welcomes all to Eurovision!

By Matt Akersten 3rd May, 2016

Welcome all! Here's how Eurovision Song Contest host city Stockholm is saluting its many diverse fans and participants for 2016.

WATCH: It's finally time for the UK to see 'Holding the Man'1

WATCH: It's finally time for the UK to see 'Holding the Man'

By Matt Akersten 30th Apr, 2016

"An extraordinary love story that will leave you breathless."

Drag queen Kim Chi's shirty response to 37

Drag queen Kim Chi's shirty response to "NO FATS NO FEMS"

By Matt Akersten 28th Apr, 2016

A gay-run fashion company is embarrassing itself by producing a tank top with a body-shaming phrase too-often seen on dating apps - so an emerging drag queen star has launched her own cheerfully inclusive design in response.

WATCH: Ab Fab movie trailer released, and its stars are coming to Australia!

WATCH: Ab Fab movie trailer released, and its stars are coming to Australia!

By Matt Akersten 27th Apr, 2016

It's here, sweeties! The official trailer for the Absolutely Fabulous movie has arrived, and it comes with an exciting announcement.

WATCH: Naked guys talk about their sex lives4

WATCH: Naked guys talk about their sex lives

By Matt Akersten 27th Apr, 2016

Featuring some naked honesty, a revealing and thoughtful new series of videos from Canada is getting guys to reflect on their body image and sex lives.