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Absolutely Fabulous duo discuss their awkward first encounter

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Charline Jao Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders, and Rebel Wilson of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie made an appearance on The Graham Norton Show couch recently, where the famous duo revealed that their chemistry wasn’t always as dynamic as it is now. It’s difficult to picture Patsy and …

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Military officer: Adultery charges discriminate against heterosexuals

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for an Air Force officer charged with rape, adultery and other crimes are making the novel argument that the military ban on extramarital sex discriminates against heterosexuals because it doesn’t specifically include same-sex couples. Lawyers …

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Ivory Coast: Gay men attacked over event for Orlando victims

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By ROBBIE COREY-BOULET, Associated Press · Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Ivory Coast ROBBIE COREY-BOULET, Associated Press ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Gay men in Ivory Coast say they’ve been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the U.S. Embassy published a photo …

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Australian opposition leader shifts position on same-sex marriage

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s opposition leader on Wednesday explained his shift on gay marriage, which will be a key issue in this weekend’s elections. The center-left Labor Party opposes the conservative government’s plan to hold a plebiscite this …

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Pakistani Muslim clerics show support for transgender marriages

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Pakistan’s transgender community is facing increasing attacks. Erin Rook Currently, it is illegal for transgender Pakistanis to get married—to anyone. But change may be on its way for the Muslim country’s transgender community. A group of 50 Pakistani clerics recently released a fatwa saying …

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Queensland finally takes steps to repeal ‘gay panic’ defense

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath on Sky News Australia Charline Jao Queensland is finally taking action to repeal the Homosexual Advance Defense from their criminal code. The Homosexual Advance Defense, commonly abbreviated as HAD or “gay panic,” is a provocation defense where a defendant can claim …

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How our communities are impacted by mass criminalization

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Gregory Cendana and Jerame Davis One of the truly haunting images about the Orlando shooting was of the police officers who entered Pulse nightclub and were met with the lights and sounds of cellphones ringing with no one to answer and tell the …

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China bans Lady Gaga for talking with the Dalai Lama

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Lady Gaga has been banned from China for the second time following a meeting with the Dalai Lama Sunday in Indiana. @ladygaga via Instagram On Sunday, bisexual pop star Lady Gaga met with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to talk about the power …

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Federal judge stops Mississippi from enforcing religious objection law

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Attorney Roberta Kaplan AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves’ ruling blocks the state …

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