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12 Oct
Superman, the renowned superhero of DC Comics, is set to come out as bisexual after falling in love with a man in a new issue, the company revealed on Monday. For those unfamiliar with the current continuity of DC Comics, there are currently two heroes operating as Superman. One is Clark Kent, who originally debuted…
24 Sep
The Kenyan Film Classification Board (KFCB) on Thursday banned a documentary titled "I Am Samuel" about two gay lovers, calling it "unacceptable and an affront to (the) culture and identity" of a deeply Christian country which has long criminalised homosexuality. According to the documentary's description, Samuel, a gay Kenyan man, balances duty to his family…
29 Jul
"Jungle Cruise," Disney's new nostalgia-soaked adventure film based on a 1950s theme park ride, has an unexpectedly modern twist -- one of its main characters comes out as gay. A scene in which Jack Whitehall's character discusses his sexuality with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Amazon boat captain, though far from ground-breaking by modern cinema terms,…
30 Jun
A transgender woman has made history as the first trans woman to win the Miss Nevada USA pageant. Kataluna Enriquez, 27, was crowned Miss Nevada on Sunday at the pageant which held at South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas. "Congratulations to our new Miss Nevada USA @mskataluna đź‘‘ History made!" Miss Nevada USA wrote on…
27 May
South Africa's premiere beauty pageant has for the first time allowed transgender women to compete, a move that earned widespread praise Wednesday. "Trans women are eligible to enter the Miss South Africa pageant," the Miss SA organisation said on its website as entries for the competition opened up on Monday. "However, in order to be…
3 Mar
A court in China recently ruled in favour of a publisher that described homosexuality as a “psychological disorder” in a university textbook. The Suqian Intermediate People’s Court in the eastern province of Jiangsu, held that the textbook's description of homosexuality as “a psychological disorder” was not a factual error but merely an “academic view”, upholding…
14 Jan
Nigeria recently emerged as one of the highest users on a popular gay dating platform, Grindr. A stat report released by the world's biggest social networking platform for the queer community "Grindr Unwrapped", reveals the sex and dating trends among the nearly 13 million gay, bi, transgender, queer folks who use the app. The data…
24 Dec 2020
Nigeria has emerged one of the highest users on popular gay dating platform Grindr. Grindr, the world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people, recently released "Grindr Unwrapped", an informal stats report that sheds some light on some of the sex & dating trends among the nearly 13 million gay, bi,…
Elliot Page - Image - Rich Polk-Getty Images
2 Dec 2020
Elliot Page, who starred in Oscar-winning teen pregnancy comedy "Juno", has announced he is transgender. Born Ellen Page, Elliot publicly came out as a transgender and shared his preferred pronouns on a variety of social media platforms: "Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my…
Transgender Church Pakistan | Image: AP Photo-Fareed Khan 1
30 Nov 2020
Transgender Christians in Pakistan, who are often shunned and mocked by other churches, say they have found peace and solace in establishing a church of their own. According to Associated Press (AP), the church, called the First Church of Eunuchs, is the only one for transgender Christians in Pakistan. “Eunuch” is a term often used…
18 Sep 2020
In Nigeria, socio-economic and political issues form the main ingredients of public discussions, which are seasoned with sports and entertainment. Same-sex relationships topics hardly make it and when it does; it is met with hisses and contempt like the reviews of a terrible restaurant. But this view on same-sex relationships comes as no surprise as…
29 Aug 2020
"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling on Friday said that she would give back an award bestowed upon her by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization after one of its members criticised her views on gender issues. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organisation presented Rowling with its Ripple of Hope award in December 2019.…

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