FIFA tells World Cup organisers to allow rainbow colours as agreed

Football’s ruling body FIFA has urged World Cup organisers in Qatar to allow rainbow coloured items in the stadiums, sources have told dpa. FIFA had said before the tournament that the colours, a symbol mainly for the LGBTQI+ community, would…

Russia passes ‘Answer to Blinken’ gay propaganda law

Russia’s lower house of parliament has unanimously voted to extend its ban on so-called “gay propaganda”. Under the latest version of the law, any promotion of homosexuality – including in books, films and online – is illegal and carries heavy…

Joe Lycett did not shred £10k in David Beckham Qatar protest

Comedian Joe Lycett has revealed he did not really shred £10,000 during a protest against David Beckham’s role as an ambassador for the Qatar World Cup. Lycett livestreamed himself apparently destroying the cash on Sunday after the ex-England footballer did…

Club Q Colorado shooting: Suspect held after five killed in attack at nightclub

At least five people have been killed and 18 injured after a gunman opened fire inside a gay club in the US state of Colorado on Saturday night. A suspect is in police custody and is being treated for injuries.…

France captain Lloris will not wear anti-discrimination armband at World Cup

France skipper Hugo Lloris has confirmed that he will not join other European national team captains in wearing an anti-discrimination armband during the World Cup in Qatar. Lloris had previously refused to say if he would participate in the initiative…

Dave Chappelle’s attacker says LGBTQ jokes angered him

Isaiah Lee, Dave Chappelle’s attacker, has claimed that the comedian’s LGBTQ jokes triggered his attack against him (Chappelle). Accused of attacking Chappelle on stage earlier this month, Lee said he found the comedian’s jokes about the LGBT community “triggering”. Speaking…

Two killed and 40 arrested in ‘gay purge’ in Russian republic (Metro)

Two people have been killed and 40 arrested in a ‘crackdown’ on gay people in a Russian republic where gay people have been tortured and held in concentration camps. The predominantly Muslim region of Chechnya launched a new ‘purge’ on…

Same-sex couple makes history by carrying same baby (NYPost)

In a medical first, two mothers have carried the same baby: Ashleigh Coulter gave birth to a son both she and her wife Bliss Coulter carried, thanks to a breakthrough method of in vitro fertilization. The method, called Effortless Reciprocal…

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